Tim Hitchcock is Professor of Digital History at the University of Sussex. He has authored or edited ten books on the histories of poverty, gender and sexuality. In collaboration with Robert Shoemaker and others he has created a series of digital resources providing scholarly and public access to the sources that underpin the history of eighteenth-century London, including the Old Bailey Online, London Lives, Connected Histories, and Locating London’s Past. Together, these sites make available some 12 billion words of digitized content. With a range of collaborators including Bill Turkel at the University of Western Ontario, he has also been at the forefront of the process of applying the tools of digital humanities, of text and data mining, to the analysis of these new resources.