Presentations & Papers

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Froehlich, H. (2017). “Social Identity in Shakespeare’s Plays: A Quantitative Study”. University of Strathclyde School of Humanities: Glasgow, Scotland. Unpublished PhD Dissertation. pdf

Froehlich, H. (2011). “Do I put up that womanly defense? This tune goes manly: a corpus stylistic study of gender-specific grammatical constructions of possession in two Shakespearean plays”. MRes dissertation, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. pdf

Peer-reviewed Papers.

Froehlich, H., Marissa Nicosia, and Christina Riehman-Murphy. “Transcribing Recipe Manuscripts Online: V.b. 380 and ‘What’s in a Recipe?’ Undergraduate Research Project at Penn State Abington.” Early Modern Studies Journal Special Issue: Celebrating Ten Years of the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective, eds Amy Tigner and Hillary Nunn. (2022).

Froehlich, H. (2020). “Dramatic Structure and Social Status in Shakespeare’s Plays”. Journal of Cultural Analytics. April 2020. DOI: 10.22148/001c.12556

Froehlich, H. (2019). “Using EEBO-TCP in Research & Teaching”. in #DLFteach Toolkit: Digital Lesson Plans for Library Instruction, eds. Erin Pappas and Liz Rodriguez. DOI: 10.21428/65a6243c.c4ffecb3

Moulaison-Sandy, H., H. Froehlich, C. Hudson-Vitale, and D. Adkins. (2019). “Topic Modeling and Facet Analysis of an Emerging Domain: Research Data Management and Data Curation”. Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO) Vol. 7. Drexel University: PA. pp. 63-76. pdf

Froehlich, H. (2016). “Thus to make poor females mad: finding the ‘mad woman’ in Early Modern drama”. The Pragmatics and Stylistics of Identity Construction and Characterisation. Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, vol 17. Minna Nevala, Ursula  Lutzky, Gabriella Mazzon & Carla Suhr, eds. University of Helsinki: VARIENG e- publication series.
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Froehlich, H. (2013).”Independent Women? Representations of gender-specific possession in two Shakespeare plays.” In: “Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching,” ed. Karen Donnelly and Federica Formato. Volume 7. University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England. pdf

Froehlich, H., Richard J. Whitt, and Jonathan Hope (2012). “TCP-EEBO as a tool for integrating teaching and research”. In proceedings of the Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies? The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012 Conference at the University of Oxford, ed. Pip Willcox. Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Oxford Research Archive. pdf

Froehlich, H. (2011). “Are you a man? On Seeing Gender in Shakespeare”. In Las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones: Presente y futuro en el análisis de córpora. Actas del III Congreso Internacional de Lingüística de Corpus. Valencia: Universitat Politècnica de València. Ed. Carrio Pastor, M. L. Candel and Mora, M. A. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Corpus Linguistics. Valencia, Spain: Polytechnic University of Valencia. pdf


Froehlich, H. (2021). “Early English Books Online. ProQuest.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society. Volume 115, no 1. pp.114-117. DOI:

Froehlich, H. (2020). “Review of Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools. Janelle Jenstad, Mark Kaethler, and Jennifer Roberts-Smith, eds.”. Renaissance Quarterly. vol. 73, no. 2. pp. 764–65. DOI: 10.1017/rqx.2020.110pdf

Froehlich, H. (2019). “Review of Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME)”. Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme. Vol 42, issue 2.  pp. 167-171. DOI: 10.25547/emdr.v2i2.61, pdf

Froehlich, H. (2014). “Review of Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group by Lucy Jones”. Linguist List 25.2359, 30 May 2014.

Other online publications.

Algee-Hewitt, Mark, Katherine Bowers, Quinn Dombrowski, and Heather Froehlich. “Heather Loves Principal Component Analysis”. The Data-Sitters Club. July 20, 2021.

Froehlich, H. “Voyant Tools: An Introduction.” Penn State University Library Guides. (29 March 2021).

Correll, Michael and H. Froehlich. “The Spectacular Dashboard“. Medium. 24 October 2020. (This is part of our Provocation” submission to the Visualization for the Digital Humanities workshop at IEEEVIS 2020, “Making Sense of a Sea of Dashboards”).

Froehlich, H. “Text mining: Web-based resources”. Penn State University Library Guides. (10 October 2018)

Froehlich, H. “Distance-reading the feminine landscapes of The Awakening“. The CliC Dickens Blog (28 June 2018).

Froehlich, H. “Intro to Text Analysis”. Penn State University Library Guides. (30 May 2018),

Froehlich H., “Corpus Analysis with Antconc,” Programming Historian (19 June 2015), 
Translated into Spanish, 2018:
Translated into French, 2019:

Froehlich, H. “Analysing what Shakespeare has to say about gender”. Oxford Words Blog (9 October 2015) (Cross posted to the OUP Academic blog)

(Where not available, please contact me for slides.)

“Social History in the Digital Age”. University of Colorado, Boulder History Department and University Libraries. Boulder: Colorado, USA. 20 April 2020. (Recording)

“Text and/as data”. Demystifying Digital Scholarship, University of Michigan Library. Ann Arbor: Michigan, USA. 19 Sept 2019. (Slides)

Xie, L., J. Pinto and H. Froehlich. “News Construction of Community Resilience: Comparing National and Local Responses to Hurricane Florence”. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. 11 July 2019.

“Reading Multilingual Transcription Data in Dee and Harvey’s Marginalia”. Digital Launch Event: The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe, Senate House, London, UK. 25 January 2019. (slides)

“Vocabulary for Madness in English, 1400-1800”. THINClab / Digital Humanities at Guelph, Guelph University, Guelph, Toronto. 25 October 2018.

The Semantics of Whorishness in Jacobean Drama”, 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 29 August 2018. (Part of Workshop 3: Computational approaches to investigating meaning in the history of the English language: The challenge to theories of historical semantics.)

“Historical data, modern problems”. Data Intersections, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA. 2 March 2018. (slides)

“300 ways to call a woman a whore in Shakespearean England” dSharp Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University (in association with the University of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh, PA USA. 26 Oct 2017.

“Revisiting Gender Norms in Early Modern England”. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA. 06 Oct 2017.

“Writing the Whore in Early Modern Drama”, Reception, Reputation and Circulation in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland. 22 March 2017. (slides) (recording)

“300 ways to call a woman a whore in Shakespearean England”, Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks Graduate Seminar, Queen Mary University of London, London, England. 7 December 2016. (Slides)

“How to use and read 25,000 texts from 1470-1700: an update from Visualising English Print”, UCREL Corpus Research Seminar, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England. 17 November 2016. (slides)

“Corpus methods and social identity in historical texts”, presented to participants in the ‘From Text to Tech’ workshop as part of the Digital  Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, UK. 6 July 2016.

“Representations of madness in Early Modern drama and EEBO-TCP Phase I”, Yale University Digital Humanities Lab Research Seminar, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. 3 May 2016.

“How Now, Sir John? Locating Social Class in Early Modern Drama”.  Data to Evidence: Big Data, Rich Data, Uncharted Data. 19-22 October 2015, Helsinki, Finland. (Slides)

Gupta, K. and Froehlich, H. (2015). “Not Just Pronouns: digital approaches to analysing gender in texts”.  Literature and Linguistics Research Seminar, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. 6 May 2015.

“Tracing vocatives for social class from Shakespeare to Early Modern Drama”. UW-Madison Digital Humanities Research Network, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. April 20, 2015.

Froehlich, H. (2014). “Thus to make poor females mad”: finding the ‘mad woman’ in Early Modern drama”. Part of SLANG17’s roundtable on Corpus Pragma-Stylistics.  ESSE 12, Košice, Slovakia. 29 August – 2 September 2014.

“Thus to make poor females mad: Finding the ‘Mad Woman’ in Early Modern Drama”. Beyond Authorship, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. 24 June 2014.

Froehlich, H. (2014). “Of Time, Of Numbers and Due Course of Things“. Getting Started in the Digital Humanities Workshop. Scottish Digital Humanities Network, Edinburgh, Scotland. 9 June 2014.

“Genderscope and Early Modern Drama”. Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York City, USA. 28 March 2014. (slides)

“Though this be madness, yet there is a method in’t: finding patterns of gender in Early Modern London plays”. Director’s Seminar, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, UCL. London, UK. 6 March 2014. (slides)

“Genderscope and the study of Early Modern Drama”. HiSoN 2014: Historical Discourses on Language and Power, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. 6 February 2014. (slides) (handout)

“Genderscope and the study of early modern drama.” Workshop, Theories and Methods in Literary Linguistics, University of Mainz, Germany. 15 November 2013. (slides) (handout)

“Introducing Genderscope: Approaching an analysis of gender in Early Modern London Plays.” Early Modern Texts: Digital Methods and Methodologies, University of Oxford, England. 17 September 2013. (slides) (handout)

“To any count, to all counts, to what is man: finding patterns of gender in Early Modern plays”. UCREL Corpus Research Seminar, University of Lancaster, England. 30 May 2013. (slides) (handout)

Froehlich, H., Richard J. Whitt, and Jonathan Hope (2012). “TCP-EEBO as a tool for integrating teaching and research”. Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies? The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012. University of Oxford, England. 17 September 2012.

Froehlich, H., Richard J. Whitt, Jonathan Hope, and Anouk Lang (2012). “Textlab: Introducing students to methods of digital humanities & text analysis.” Poster presentation: Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity: The Higher Education Academy Arts and Humanities Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland. 29-30 May 2012.

“Seeing Gender Roles in Early Modern Texts: Predetermining Social Relationships Through Syntax”. Paper presented at the Third Conference of the University of Kent’s CLLS Interface Series conference, May 2011

“Are you a man? On Seeing Gender in Shakespeare”. Paper presented at CILC 2011 at the Universitat Polytecnica de Valencia, Spain, April 2011.


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