Professor Hugh Craig is Deputy Head of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle and Director of the University’s new Centre for Twenty-First Century Humanities. His work is based largely on frequency data and has led to several breakthrough findings in regard to Shakespearean works. Using computational techniques he found that Shakespeare was the likely author of a number of passages from The Spanish Tragedy that had previously been attributed to the playwright Ben Jonson. The results are presented in his co-edited bookShakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Following a lecture about his work in the digital humanities, Professor Craig will be joined in conversation by Peter Holbrook, Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature at the University of Queensland, and Dr Jennifer Clement, who teaches the undergraduate course “Introduction to Shakespeare” at UQ.

This event, part of the Friends of the Library program, coincides with the establishment in 2016 of UQ’s Centre for Digital Scholarship, located above the Fryer Library.

Presented by the Fryer Library, University of Queensland

Free. RSVP here

This event is part of a commemorative series celebrating the 400-year history of the works of William Shakespeare. Full series information here