The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.034  Friday, 25 January 2019


From:        Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 24, 2019 at 6:53:38 PM EST

Subject:    Prof Tim Hitchcock (Sussex University) Speaking at De Montfort University




The historian Prof Tim Hitchcock of Sussex University will give a talk at 1-2.30pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019 in De Montfort University’s Art Factory room AF1.03 (address: 1 Mill Lane, Leicester, LE2 7HU, UK). His topic is “Computer-assisted Distant and Close Reading”. Here’s the blurb:


Historians have long practised the art of Close Reading, but there’s also an art of Distant Reading: standing back from any particular text and seeing what we find when we examine large numbers of texts at once. This session will look at the present state of computerized tools for doing both kinds of reading, with a particular eye to historical analyses. A specialist in 18th-century history, Prof Hitchcock’s work in bringing primary sources to public view as online resources has included the creation of The Old Bailey Online <> and The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments, 1780-1925  <>. His profile page is at <>. 



Gabriel Egan

De Montfort University




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