Reviews and Press Coverage

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This page provides a list of critical and popular discussion and reviews of Livingstone Online and the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project.

Critical Reviews and Discussion    Top

Elri Liebenberg. Review of Livingstone Online. Historia 62:2 (2017): 163-66. Forthcoming.

Roopika Risam. Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable. Roopika Risam: Professor, Public Scholar, Postcolonial Digital Humanist 27 Oct. 2017. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017

Matt Rubery. Review of Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. Scottish Geographical Journal 129:3-4 (2013): 240-42. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.

Thomas Hendriks. Review of Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. Postcolonial Text 8:2 (2013). Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.

John MacKenzie. Review of Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. African Research & Documentation, 118 (2012): 91-93. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.

Brian Murray. Review of Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. Journal of Victorian Culture 17:4 (2012): 543-46. Accessed 17 Apr. 2014.

 

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The Lost Diary of David Livingstone. National Geographic (14 Dec. 2013 [accessed 8 Apr. 2014]) and PBS 26 Mar. 2014, ([accessed 8 Apr. 2014]). Also available from Amazon.

 

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James Goodman, “Using technology to uncover history.” Democrat & Chronicle 8 Jan. 2016. Accessed 11 Jan. 2016.

Martin Williams, “David Livingstone's disturbing accounts of 19th century slave trade go online.” The Herald (Scotland) 24 June 2015. Accessed 29 June 2015.

Radio interview. Newstalk Radio Ireland 16 Dec. 2014.

Rachel Nuwer, “Decoding the lost diary of David Livingstone: modern technology allowed researchers to reveal that the good doctor was not all that the public presumed.” Smithsonian.com 24 Nov. 2014. Accessed 24 Nov. 2014.

Cory Matteson. “UNL professor part of 'Dr. Livingstone' documentary.” Lincoln Journal Star 24 Mar. 2014. Accessed 8 Apr. 2014.

Paula Murray. “TV show relives horror of Livingstone massacre.” Scottish Express 30 Nov. 2013. Accessed 2 Dec. 2013.

Featured digital collection: the David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. D-Lib Magazine 19:3/4 (Mar. 2013). Accessed 14. Nov. 2017.

Jennifer Howard. “Archive watch: the words of David Livingstone in living color.” The Chronicle of Higher Education: Wired Campus 31 May 2012. Accessed 3 June 2012.

Chauncey Ross. “Wisnicki finds Livingstone.” IUP Magazine Spr. 2012. Accessed 3 June 2012.

Marc Gruber. “Prof details deciphering of Livingstone’s writings.” Indiana Gazette 1 Mar. 2012. Accessed 8 Mar. 2012.

Radio Interview. Hometown Magazine. WCCS 1160 AM, Indiana, PA. 27 Feb. 2012.

[David Templeton]. “Finding Dr. Livingstone: technology and tenacity reveal the Victorian-era explorer's diary.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 26 Feb. 2012. Accessed 26 Feb. 2012.

Zanzibar slave slaughter comes into sharp focus.” Tanzania Daily News 22 Jan. 2012. Accessed 23 Jan. 2012 [link no longer active].

“Recovering Livingstone’s Lost 1871 ‘Massacre’ Diary.” The Baobab Tree Wint. 2012:10-12. The Baobab Tree is the UK Foreign Office's newsletter for Africa.

John Paul Christy, “David Livingstone, illuminated.” National Endowment for the Humanities Newsroom 15 Nov. 2011. Accessed 21 Sept. 2012.

Radio Interview. ABC Radio Australia 14 Nov. 2011.

Henry Fountain. “Restored: fading account from the heart of Africa.” New York Times 7 Nov. 2011. Accessed 7 Nov. 2011.

Gillian Provan. “South Lanarkshire volunteers and councillors get an insight into David Livingstone.” STV Hamilton 7 Nov. 2011. Accessed 15 Nov. 2011 [link no longer active].

Patricio Lazcano. “Descifran diario de David Livingstone que contradice su histórica imagen.” La Tercera (Chile) 6 Nov. 2011: 60-61. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

Radio interview. “Moncrieff with Sean Moncrieff.” Newstalk Radio Ireland 8 Nov. 2011.

Marea Donnelly. “Livingstone's hand in slave massacre.” The Daily Telegraph (Australia) 4 Nov. 2011: 109.

Darren Devine. “New light shed on adventurer Henry Morton Stanley suggests he may have helped end brutal slave trade.” Wales Online 3 Nov. 2011. Accessed 5 Nov. 2011.

Sarah Bruce. “Now we can see Livingstone's African diary in a new light.” Scottish Daily Mail 2 Nov. 2011: 31.

Lucinda Cameron. “Explorer's 140-year-old diary made legible by scientists.” The Irish News 2 Nov. 2011: 22.

Andy Coghlan. “Paper scans unmask Livingstone's fury at slave killing.” New Scientist 2 Nov. 2011. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

Auslan Cramb. “Why we may be wrong to presume Dr Livingstone was a hero.” The Daily Telegraph 2 Nov. 2011: 10.

Ben Macintyre. “Description of massacre provoked outrage in Parliament.” The Times 2 Nov. 2011: 27. Accessed 6 Nov. 2011.

George Mair. “Livingstone slave horror revealed.” Daily Record 2 Nov. 2011: 22. Accessed 5 Nov. 2011.

Chris Marshall, “Dr. Livingstone's lost diary text, I presume.” The Scotsman 2 Nov. 2011: 25. Accessed 5 Nov. 2011.

Phil Miller, “Livingstone’s account of slave massacre revealed.” The Herald (Glasgow) 2 Nov. 2011: 8. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

Rod Mills. “Slave secret of Dr. Livingstone.” The Express 2 Nov. 2011: 30. Accessed 5 Nov. 2011.

Blakely, Rhys. “Dr Livingstone, not quite the saint we presumed.” The Times 2 Nov. 2011. Accessed 2 Nov. 2011.

Simon Tomlinson. “Dr Livingstone lied, scientists presume: Spectral imaging uncovers discrepancies in explorer's account of slave massacre.” Mail Online 2 Nov. 2011. Accessed 5 Nov. 2011.

Mike Wade. “Dr. Livingstone, not quite the saint we presumed.” The Times 2 Nov. 2011: 27. Accessed 6 Nov. 2011.

News feature. BBC TV 1 Nov. 2011. Accessed 1 Nov. 2011.

Video broadcast: “Livingstone Diary.” Deadline News 1 Nov. 2011 Accessed 1 Nov. 2011.

Radio interview. BBC Radio Scotland 1 Nov. 2011. Accessed 1 Nov. 2011.

Radio interview. CBC Radio  2 Nov. 2011. Accessed 5 Nov. 2011.

New feature. “Dagboek David Livingstone ontcijferd.” Radio 1 (Belgium) 2 Nov. 2011. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

Experts shed light on David Livingstone massacre diary.” BBC News 1 Nov. 2011. Accessed 1 Nov. 2011.

Explorer David Livingstone's diary unveiled for the first time.” STV 1 Nov. 2011. Accessed 1 Nov. 2011. Article and video broadcast.

Laura Cummings. “Out of paper I presume Doctor Livingstone?" Evening News (Edinburgh). 1 Nov. 2011: 3. Accessed 1 Nov. 2011.

Jen Lavery. “Dear diary, 400 slaves slaughtered.” Metro (UK) 1 Nov. 2011: 24.

Raphael Satter. “Newly deciphered diary muddles Livingstone legend.” Associated Press 1 Nov. 2011. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017. Carried by over 150 media sites worldwide.

Mark Schrope. “Dr. Livingstone’s diary on 19th-century Africa, now uncensored.” Washington Post 1 Nov. 2011: C1. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

“Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? Decoding an Explorer’s Personal Papers.” The Explorers Journal Fall 2011: 9.

Vic Rodrick. “Shedding New Light on Dr Livingstone's Diary.” Daily Mail (London) 2 May 2011: 23.

Short Radio Documentary. “Click on.” BBC Radio 4, 18 Apr. 2011. Accessed 18 Apr. 2011.

Anna Maria Gillis. “Livingstone in a new light.” Humanities Magazine 31:5 (Sept./Oct. 2010). Accessed 22 Jan. 2011.

The secret files: out of Africa.” Holland Herald Sept. 2010. Accessed 8 Sept. 2010 [link no longer active]. The monthly in-flight magazine of KLM Airlines, with an estimated global readership of 1.25 million people.

Annabel Venning. “The dark side of Dr Livingstone: a fascinating new letter casts the great explorer in a very different Llight.” Daily Mail (London) 29 July 2010. Accessed 29 July 2010.

Irene Meichsner. “Held mit Depression: Forscher entschlüsseln privaten Brief des Afrikareisenden David Livingstone.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Magazin 24/25 July 2010. Accessed 24 July 2010.

Short Television Documentary. “London Tonight.” ITV 1, 19 July 2010.

Jerome Taylor. “The private thoughts of Dr Livingstone, I presume.” The Independent 3 July 2010. Accessed 3 July 2010.

Aussian Cramb. “Shedding Light on History: Scientists Decipher Dr. Livingstone’s Last letters.” Daily Telegraph 3 July 2010: 17.

Raphael Satter. “David Livingstone letter deciphered at last.” The Associated Press 2 July 2010. Accessed 2 July 2010. This AP story has been carried by over 140 print and online news outlets around the world.

Andy Coghlan. “Dear diary, I am sick to death . . . David Livingstone.” New Scientist 2 July 2010. Accessed 2 July 2010.

Mike Wade. “From the Congo in berry juice, David Livingstone’s last letters come to light.” The Times (Scotland) 2 July 2010. Accessed 2 July 2010.

Secrets of Livingstone’s last letter finally revealed.” STV 2 July 2010. Accessed July 2, 2010.

David Livingstone's 'lost letter' deciphered.” BBC News 2 July 2010. Accessed 2 July 2010.

Jenny Percival. “David Livingstone's last letters deciphered.” The Guardian 2 July 2010. Accessed 2 July 2010.

Researchers reveal Dr Livingstone's darkest hour through lost letters.” Birkbeck, University of London July 2, 2010. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

Short Feature. BBC Radio Scotland. 1 July 2010. Accessed 1 July 2010.

Jennifer Howard. “Archive watch: Dr. Livingstone's Diary, I presume.” The Chronicle of Higher Education: Wired Campus. 3 May 2010. Accessed 3 May 2010 [link no longer active].

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