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Digital Humanities Workshop: 'Counting no old thing old': Computational Studies of Shakespeare and an Introduction to Text Analysis

A Digital Humanities workshop
Date13 March 2020
Time10:30 to 12:30
PlaceDigital Humanities Laboratory

Seminar Room 1

Sign up required. Computers are shaping how we experience and engage with literary and historical works as producers, consumers, and critics. This workshop begins with an outline situating modern computational studies of Shakespeare – typically large in scale, comparative in scope, and computationally-intensive in nature – within a longer tradition of quantitative criticism, from the introduction of concordances and the study of Shakespeare’s language to the stylometric determination of Shakespeare’s canon, chronology, and sources. As an interactive demonstration, the workshop will conclude with the use of basic computational methods to attempt to resolve a textual crux.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.

Though the focus of the examples is on Shakespeare, this workshop will offer a basic introduction to text analysis tools and approaches that will be of interest to a wider audience. No previous experience required. The workshop timings are as follows, and attendees are welcome to join for either or both parts.

Do also join us for the complementary DH seminar at 4pm: 'Some may perhaps suppose this Prose is mine': Genre, Style, and Early Modern Authorship

10.30-11.15: Shakespeare-focused presentation

11.15-11.45: break

11.45-12.30: Hands-on session on text analysis


ProviderDigital Humanities
OrganizerUniversity of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab
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