Jonathan Blaney

Project Editor, British History Online

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Jonathan joined the IHR in 2007 as Project Editor for British History Online's project to complete the digitisation of the Calendars of State Papers. He now continues to work for part of the time on BHO, as well as spending time on Connected Histories and IHR web projects.

Jonathan has worked as lexicographer for Oxford University Press and as an editor on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He subsequently worked for the Oxford Digital Library, where he was a Text Encoding Reviewer on the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership and Eighteenth Century Collections Online Text Creation Patnership, and also advised on a number of digitisation projects.

His interests include text editing and mark-up schemes such as the TEI; XML; the culture and technology of annotation; the digital representation of print media.

Research and publications



  • (with Beattie et al.) 'Ten Oxford Minidictionaries', in International Journal of Lexicography, 12:3, 239-41 (1999)
  • (with McArthur et al.), Laurence Urdang, The Oxford Thesaurus in A-Z Form, in International Journal of Lexicography, 12:3, 257-61 (1999)
  • Greengrass & Hughes, eds, The Virtual Representation of the Past in Reviews in History (2009)

Networks and collaboration

Member of Porta Historica.