Researching the Eighteenth Century: Friday 11 November 2016

Join us tomorrow for the third seminar of ‘Researching the Eighteenth Century’:

Friday 11 November (Week 5) 12:30-2pm, Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities. All welcome.

‘Working with Data: Excel, XML, and Poetry’ Dr. Carly Watson, English Faculty

This talk will consider how far it is possible, or desirable, to pursue a data-driven approach to literary history. Drawing on my experience with the Digital Miscellanies Index, I will discuss the potential of current digital resources and the challenges of working with data

Carly works as the Postdoctoral Research Assistant for a project led by Abigail Williams which is continuing the development of the Digital Miscellanies Index and pursuing research into eighteenth-century cultures of reading and writing. She received her PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2014 for a thesis on the books and book-collecting habits of an eighteenth-century gentleman. She has recently published an article on verse miscellanies in the eighteenth century, and she is currently writing a book on the tradition of poetic miscellanies in this period.

See here for full information about this term’s seminar series. For more information please contact Anna Senkiw ([email protected]).

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