June 2022 and September 2022 The Centre for Textual Studies will be offering two 2-day training sessions in "Quantitative Methods for Literary and Historical Scholarship" aimed at students and tutors at all levels. One event will take place in the Centre for Textual Studies at DMU and the other at the University of Leeds. The events are free and bursaries are available to help students attend. For details follow the link on the left.
December 2021 to April 2022 The English Research Institute will be holding a series of online research seminars in the 2021-22 academic year, featuring speakers from across the world. For details follow the link on the left.
23 April 2021 The English Research Institute will be celebrating the 457th birthday of William Shakespeare by holding a lunchtime discussion of 'Theatre in the Time of Plague' with contributions from the theatre practititioners Iqbal Khan and James Wallace and the theatre historians Lucy Munro and James Shapiro.
22 April 2021 The English Research Institute will be running an international online conference on "Shakespeare and the Closure of Theatres" For details follow the link on the left.
December 2020 to April 2021 The English Research Institute will be holding a series of online research seminars in the 2020-21 academic year, featuring speakers from across the world. For details follow the link on the left.
3 December 2019 to 11 February 2020 The CTS will be running a pair of four-week courses of events that bring pupils from St Mary's Field Schoool and Fosse Primary School, Leicester, into our lab to learn the rudiments of Information Theory.
20 November to 11 December 2018 The CTS will be running a four-week course of events that bring pupils from Mellor Primary School, Leicester, into our lab to learn the rudiments of Information Theory.
3-5 July 2018 The CTS ran a 3-day international conference on "Computational Methods for Literary-Historical Textual Studies". A link to our Call for Papers is on the left.
10-12 November 2017 The CTS hosted a 48-hour non-stop Text Hackathon from 12.30pm on Friday 10 November to 12.30pm on Sunday 12 November 2017. The event brought together all kinds of people interested in what we can do to extract knowledge from large bodies of digitized textual data. As well as specialist academics from around the country there were be schoolchildren working on various textual projects and demos and talks from the world's leading providers of large textual datasets such as ProQuest and Gale Cengage, and hands-on sessions with experts from the UK governments Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
6-10 November 2017 The CTS hosted five residential visitors (called The Links) from five UK universities--Bath Spa, Liverpool John Moores, Oxford, Strathclyde, and Leeds--for a week of bespoke training in Computational Methods Textual Studies. The programme we put on for The Links is available from the link on the left.
2 November and 9 November 2016 The CTS ran two 2-hour workshops on letter-press printing (how to set type, impose a forme, and print it) for graduate students and their tutors. The workshops were free of charge but places had to be booked. Use the link on the left to see more details and to book a place.
25 to 26 February 2016 The CTS ran an event, aimed at doctoral students and early career researchers in medieval studies, called "Identity, Use and Creation of the Academic 'Books' for Medievalists" as the eleventh in the Quadrivium Network series. Details of the event and how to register are available from the link on the left.
25 November to 16 December 2015 (weekly) The CTS offered a Midlands Three Cities Doctoral Training Programme (M3C-DTP) hands-on sessions on the art of letter-press typesetting and printing. Details of the course and how to register are available from the link on the left.
19 November to 21 November 2015 The CTS hosted the 12th annual meeting of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) to discuss "Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting". Details of the topic, the Call for Papers, names of plenary speakers, and online registration are available from the link on the left.
8 September 2015 The graduate students of the Centre for Adaptations and the Centre for Textual Studies (collectively, GradCATS) held their inaugural one-day conference on the topic of "Texts in Times of Conflict". Proposals for papers were invited with a deadline of 5 June 2015. The conference website is linked on the left.
30 June to 1 July 2015 The CTS hosted an international academic conference on 'Reading Copy-Specific Features: Producers, Readers and Owners of Incunabula'. Details of the topic and the confirmed speakers are linked on the left.
28 February 2015 The CTS hosted an international conference called 'Making it New' that aims to suture the divide between Victorian and Modernist literature, to explore the ways in which they dovetailed and overlapped, shared ideals and textual practice. Details of the topic and the confirmed speakers and the online registration are linked on the left.
29 October and 5 November 2014 The CTS ran a pair of two-hour letter-press printing workshops for graduate students from the universities in the Midlands Three Cities Doctoral Partnership (M3C DTP). An account of the event and pictures are linked on the left.
19 September 2014 The CTS and the Centre for Adaptation Studies are holding a one-day conference on "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" on 25 March 2015, to coincide with the interment of the newly discovered body of this king at Leicester Cathedral the following day. The conference website is linked on the left.
17 March 2014 The CTS and the Centre for Adaptation Studies are holding a joint one-day symposium on 'Reforming Shakespeare: 1593 and After' on 3 June 2014, for which paper proposals are invited. The event flyer is linked on the left.
5 January 2014 As part of De Montfort University English Seminar Programme, the CTS is organising a talk by Dr Samantha J. Rayner entitled "Star Texts: The Next Generation" on 8 May 2014 at 1pm in Clephan Building Room 1.17. Further information for this event is linked on the left.