The Dickens Code

Events

Upcoming events

27 May 2022

Online

#SolveItDickens: Hunt the Source, 4.00pm - 5.00pm (BST)

Finding a source text is one the most effective ways to decode Dickens's shorthand - but it's not as easy as it sounds! Join us for a free, online workshop in which you'll develop a search strategy to identify potential shorthand source texts.

Register for a free ticket.

We also host monthly decoding challenges - find out more and take part by visiting DickensCode.org

Past events

22 April 2022

Online

#SolveItDickens: An Introductory Workshop for New Decoders, 3.00pm - 4.00pm (BST)

This workshop is aimed at participants new to decoding Dickens's shorthand. It will introduce you to our 8-step method, as well as a range of resources, tips, and tricks for decoding Dickens. Come along and have a go!


3 December 2021

Online

#SolveItDickens Workshop 3, 3.00pm - 4.00pm (GMT)

A free, practical deciphering workshop, exploring an item of Charles Dickens's shorthand writing. This is the third of three online sessions taking place in Autumn 2021. Attend just one or come along for all three!


20 November 2021

Online

Being Human: Cracking the Dickens Code, 11.00am - 12.00pm (GMT)

Learn about Dickens’s mysterious shorthand writing and how to approach the task of decoding shorthand script. 


5 November 2021

Online

#SolveItDickens Workshop 2, 3.00pm - 4.00pm (BST)

A free, practical deciphering workshop, exploring an item of Charles Dickens's shorthand writing. This is the second of three online sessions taking place in Autumn 2021. Attend just one or come along for all three! 


 1 October 2021

Online

#SolveItDickens Workshop 1, 3.00pm - 4.00pm (BST)

A free, practical deciphering workshop, exploring an item of Charles Dickens's shorthand writing. This is the first of three online sessions taking place in Autumn 2021.


31 August 2021

Online

ESSE 2021: 'Preserving and Expanding Dickens's Shorthand Legacy - the Dickens Code project', a paper presented as part of the 'Heirs and Heirlooms' strand of the conference


23 July 2021

University of Leicester

'Decoding Dickens: Contexts, Approaches, Inspirations', 2.00pm - 6.30pm (BST)

An online networking symposium that introduces the ‘savage stenographic mystery’ of Dickens’s shorthand and the challenges of deciphering unusual scripts.


20 February 2021

University of Hamburg

'The Devil's Handwriting: Digital Humanities and the Dickens Code Project' presentation at the 'Stenographical Studies' workshop.


18 February 2021

V&A, London

'The Dickens Code' presentation at 'Dickens in the Digital Age'.


18 September 2020

University of Buckingham

'Introducing the Dickens Code' presentation at 'The Impact of Dickens' conference.


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