[Humanist] 24.4 events: EpiDoc training; statistical analysis of genres

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 7 09:38:22 CEST 2010

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 4.
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  [1]   From:    Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>                 (37)
        Subject: EpiDoc Training, London, and bursaries

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (40)
        Subject: "Profiling Genres": London Forum / London Seminar 26 May

        Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 19:27:04 +0100
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: EpiDoc Training, London, and bursaries

The Summer 2010 EpiDoc training workshop will now take place in London, 
at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, 
from June 28 – July 1. Thanks to the generosity of the Association 
Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine (AIEGL) we have €500 
available for bursaries to help students attend this event. The workshop 
be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL) and James Cowey (Heidelberg). There 
will be no charge to attend this workshop.

Workshop description at 

To apply to attend the EpiDoc and SoSOL workshop, or for more 
information, please send an email as soon as possible to 
gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk; if you would like to apply for a partial 
bursary to help cover your travel and/or accommodation costs, please 
indicate this in the same email and give a brief account of your 
circumstances (student status, funding available, distance to be 
travelled, etc.).

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher & Digital Classicist)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980



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        Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 08:35:23 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: "Profiling Genres": London Forum / London Seminar 26 May

The London Forum for Authorship Studies and the London Seminar in 
Digital Text and Scholarship invite you to the following special event. 
All within range of London are welcome. Refreshments are provided.


"Profiling Genres in the Corpus of Early English Drama"
Professor Michael Whitmore (Wisconsin-Madison)
Dr Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Room G37, Senate House (Ground Floor, north end)

In this talk, Michael Witmore (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and 
Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde University) will discuss their research into 
the underlying linguistic matrix of early modern dramatic genres using 
multivariate statistics and a text tagging device known as Docuscope, a 
hand-curated corpus of several million English words (and strings of 
words) that have been sorted into grammatical, semantic and rhetorical 
categories. The talk will focus particularly on the place of 
Shakespeare's work in the broader context of early modern drama. Details 
on this research can be found at www.winedarksea.org.


Michael Witmore is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, 
Madison, where he is the organizer of the Working Group for Digital 
Inquiry, a research collective that is mapping the prose genres of Early 
English Books online using techniques from bioinformatics and corpus 
linguistics (www.winedarksea.org). His most recent books are 
Shakespearean Metaphysics (Continuum) and Pretty Creatures: Children and 
Fiction in the English Renaissance (Cornell). In addition to serving as 
textual editor for the Comedy of Errors with the new Norton Shakespeare, 
he is currently at work on a collaborative study of Shakespearean 
scenes, characters and objects with the photographer Rosamond Purcell 
entitled Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from 
Shakespeare, to be published by Norton in December.

Jonathan Hope is Reader in Literary Linguistics at Strathclyde 
University, Glasgow.  His The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays appeared 
in 1994 from CUP, and Shakespeare and Language: Reason, Eloquence and 
Artifice in the Renaissance will appear late this year from Arden.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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