Digital Humanities Talks: Martin Mueller; Anupam Basu

September 11, 2014

Shakespeare’s Contemporaries: an Experiment in Collaborative Curation of EEBO-TCP Texts

Martin Mueller

September 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

Umrath Hall, Room 140

Professor Martin Mueller (Northwestern University) will offer a public talk, "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries: an Experiment in Collaborative Curation of EEBO-TCP Texts,” on September 11, 2014, at 5pm, in Umrath 140. Reception to follow.

Martin Mueller (PhD Classics, Indiana University) is the author of Children of Oedipus and Other Essays on the Imitation of Greek Tragedy 1550-1880 (19890), a monograph on the Iliad (1984), and a variety of essays on the Nachleben of ancient literature, Shakespeare's use of his sources, and the place of literary studies in a professional and technological environment.

He is the editor of the Chicago Homer, a multilingual database that uses the search and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek.  He is also the general editor of WordHoard, an application for the close reading and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts, funded by the Mellon foundation.  Together with John Unsworth he is the co-principal investigator of MONK (Metadata Create New Knowledge), a project to create something like a "cultural genome" of close to a billion words of written English from Caxton's Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye (1474) to Virginia Woolf's fixing of December 1910 as the beginning of the modern world -- and a date conveniently close to the current expiration of copyright.  MONK is also funded by the Mellon Foundation.

This event co-sponsored by IPH (Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities), HDW (Humanities Digital Workshop), Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, the Department of English, the Olin Library.

Dr. Anupam Basu

September 12, 2014 - 2:30 p.m.

Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall

On September 12 Dr. Anupam Basu will offer a talk on his research in Hurst Lounge. Dr. Basu is the Mark Steinberg Weil Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities and the Humanities Digital Workshop at Washington University.  His current research on the representation of crime and social change in Tudor and Stuart literature explores the popular representation of criminality, poverty, and vagrancy in the period.