This project benefitted from many valuable and substantial contributions outwith the Palimpsest team, and we would like to extend our thanks:

The research and development for Palimpsest was generously funded by a Large Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

We would like to thank contributors to the Palimpsest Prototype, the first iteration of this project.

Meng Lu, an MSc student in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, developed the sentiment visualiser, and generously allowed us to use it for ‘Lit Long: Edinburgh.’

Mark Haddon designed the ‘Lit Long: Edinburgh’ website.

Jane Hyslop, an Edinburgh artist, contributed some of her work to LitLong’s site banners and icons. All images are from: Edinburgh, a visual handbook ©Jane Hyslop

A number of contemporary authors and publishers have given us permission to include their work in the ‘Lit Long: Edinburgh’ database, including: Ron Butlin, Regi Claire, Doug Johnstone, Alexander McCall Smith, James Robertson, the estate of Muriel Spark, Alice Thompson, Irvine Welsh, Abacus, Faber and Faber, Penguin, Salt Publishing, Random House, and Word Power Books.

The Collections we were given permission to textmine include: HathiTrust, the Oxford Text Archive, the National Library of Scotland, the British Library, and Project Gutenberg. The National Library of Scotland also gave us permission to access their historic maps and use the collections’ images on this site.

A number of local organisations have supported this research, through events and promotion, including: UNESO City of Literature, Artemis Scotland, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

We would like to thank the partner institutions, for hosting our research: the University of Edinburgh, The University of St Andrews, the SACHI Research Group, and EDINA.

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