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Digital approaches to the language of Shakespearean Tragedy

This post supplies data and further diagrams for Digital approaches to Shakespearean tragedy to be published in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy, edited by Michael Neill and David Schalkwyk. You can download our main spreadsheet as an Excel file, with details of all plays included in the study, and frequencies for Docuscope LATs: Tragedy Data And here […]

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Adjacencies, Virtuous and Vicious, and the Forking Paths of Library Research

Browsable stacks – shelves of books that you can actually look at, pull off the shelf, read a while, and put back. They’re wonderful. Folger readers regularly comment on the fact that they can walk freely through the stacks of the secondary collection, which in our case means books published after 1830. That collection is […]

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Quantification and the language of later Shakespeare

  The written version of a paper we gave in Paris last year (2013) has just been published by the Société française Shakespeare. Here is the paper (which is in English), and here are the citation details: Pour citer cet article Référence papier Jonathan Hope et Michael Witmore, « Quantification and the language of later Shakespeare », Actes des congrès de la […]

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Scotland’s Collections and the Digital Humanities

On 2nd May 2014 I’m presenting at the second event in this series, entitled ‘Working with Data’. This post is intended mainly for those who come to the session as a record of links I’ll mention, and a resource for those starting out in text analysis. It may also be useful for others as a […]

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The Future of the Humanities Will Be Demand-Led

The following is an unpolished contribution to some recent debates about the wisdom of defending, or ceasing to defend, the humanities. In what follows, I do not discuss what is deep, rich, and wonderful about the humanities. People who already care already know. I believe the public discussion ought to start somewhere else. When I […]

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