Stephen Wittek

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Dr. Stephen Wittek is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI), and a member of a SSHRC-sponsored research initiative entitled Early Modern Conversions (see His research focuses on continuities between early modern drama and early modern news culture, with particular emphasis on how these forms fostered new opportunities for participation in public life. The digital humanities work that he is currently conducting at McGill involves textual analysis, topic modeling, and data visualization in connection to a corpus of approximately 600 texts from 1620-25.