The Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) is a free, online scholarly edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers. It is a collaboration between Birkbeck, University of London, King’s College London (Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Department of English), the British Library, and Olive Software. It was funded from January 2005 to December 2007 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The edition is intended to be of use for anybody with an interest in nineteenth-century literature, history or culture, as well as those interested in the history of the press, or print culture more broadly. It combines easy to use browse functions with advanced searching of the content and the metadata. For an overview of the edition, please see the following:

  • Welcome to ncse: for a brief overview of the project, click here.
  • Technical Introduction: for an account of the technical production of ncse, click here.
  • FAQs / Help: for answers to common questions and general help documents, click here.
  • Contact us: to contact us, please click here for a link to our feedback form.