Talks and Presentations

Digital Humanist and Historian of England Tim Hitchcock to give Lansdowne Lectures Nov 5 and 6

Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex) will be visiting campus on Tuesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 6th, as joint holder of this year’s Lansdowne Lectureship in Digital Humanities and the Maclean Lectureship in Law.

In addition to being the co-founder of “The Old Bailey Proceedings Online 1674-1913” — one of the most famous and widely-used history websites in the world — and its companion website, “London Lives 1690-1800: Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis”, Tim is the author of:

English Sexualities, 1700-1880 (Macmillan, 1997); Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century London (Hambledon, 2004); (with Robert Shoemaker), Tales from the Hanging Court (Hodder Arnold, 2006)… and co-editor of Stilling the Grumbling Hive: The Response to Social and Economic Problems in England, 1689-1750 (Alan Sutton/St Martin’s Press, 1992) and The Streets of London: From the Great Fire to the Great Stink (Rivers Oram Press, 2003).

Tim will be giving three presentations while on campus:

(1) a seminar “London Lives: Paupers, Criminals and the Making of Eighteenth-Century English Social Policy,” Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 9.15-10.30 a.m., in CLE B-215
(2) a public lecture: “The Old Bailey Proceedings, 1674-1913: Text Mining for Evidence of Court Behavior,” Tuesday, 5 November 2013, at 12.30-1.20 p.m., in Fraser Bldg 159
(3) a graduate/undergraduate seminar for Humanities and Law students: “Big Data for Dead People,” Wednesday, 6 November 2013, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., in CLE C-113 (followed by lunch with interested students)
Please announce to your students and forward to interested colleagues.

[Sent by John Lutz]