Colin Greenstreet is co-founder and co-director of MarineLives, a not-for-profit for the transcription, linkage and enrichment of the manuscript records of the English High Court of Admiralty from the 1650s and 1660s. The original records are held at the National Archives in Kew, England. Central to the vision of MarineLives is the bringing together of volunteers from academia and the general public, organised in facilitated teams and supported by modern IT and communications technology, to create an educational resource of value.


Colin studied human sciences and philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford, and was the receipient of a Kennedy Scholarship to study at Harvard Business School. His career has been spent in finance, consulting, pharmaceutical R&D, and as an entrepreneur, most  recently in Mumbai and London.

Other Publications

Dominique Ritze, Cäcilia Zirn, Colin Greenstreet, Kai Eckert and Simone Paolo Ponzetto Named Entities in Court: The MarineLives Corpus. In: Language Resources and Technologies for Processing and Linking Historical Documents and Archives – Deploying Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage Workshop : associated with the LREC 2014 Conference, 26 – 30 May 2014, Reykjavik; 26-30. LREC, Reykjavik, 2014

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