TC21 Workshop C - How to Do (new) Things with Words: Text Mining and Data Analytics for Humanities Research and GLAMR - Melbourne Campsite

  • 19 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • State Library of Victoria, Entry from LaTrobe Street, entrance #3, Melbourne Victoria 3000
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How to Do (new) Things with Words: Text Mining and Data Analytics for Humanities Research and GLAMR.

This workshop will explore some of the history, key debates and methodologies in computational text analysis within the Digital Humanities. Using a range of Literary, political and archival texts, participants will learn how to identify patterns in textual data, uncover new knowledge and approaches and improve reasoning with text mining. The workshop will also examine some current tensions around the use of text mining in GLAMR contexts as well as consider practical and engaging ways to present textual analysis for different purposes, especially in the Public Humanities. Participants will be introduced to the basics of text mining and analysis that can enhance research and support projects and decision making in the Humanities and GLAMR.

Camp Trainer: Tyne Daile Sumner

Tyne Sumner is a researcher, teacher and consultant in the fields of Literary Studies, Digital Humanities and data ethics. She is an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne for the Discovery project 'Literature and the Face: A Critical History' and is also part of the project team for the ARC LIEF-funded Australian Cultural Data Engine (ACDE) at the University of Melbourne. Her forthcoming monograph, Lyric Eye: The Poetics of Twentieth-Century Surveillance, will be published with Routledge in 2021.


State Library of Victoria

Seminar Room 1, Conference Centre

328 Swanston Street, Entry from LaTrobe Street, entrance #3, Melbourne.

Camp Counsellor: John Stevens and Elizabeth Payne  /  SLV Building Map

Facilities available: Kitchenette with hot water box, bathrooms, lift access to the room.

Room WiFi Access Details: There is access to the SLV Public WiFi in the Seminar Room. Details for logging onto the SLV public WiFi can be found at: Troubleshooting FAQs can be found at:

Room Access/Security Details: Entry 3 on Latrobe Street is not a public access door into the Library building. This door will be attended by a SLV staff member to allow access to registrants.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: For current information visit healthdirect website.

Catering Details: Tea, coffee, water, sandwiches (with vegetarian options), biscuits, fruit

Other Important information for Attendees: Please arrive 30 mins before start to allow time to check in and to connect to venue WiFi.


Workshop C, Natural Language Processing, requires no software to be downloaded and installed. Campers will instead work through NLP tools that are browser-based. There may be a walk-through of the HUNI website. Campers connected to an AAF (Australian Access Federation) organisation will be able to login using their organisation credentials. Other participants will need to create a HUNI account using an existing GitHub, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn account. GitHub accounts are very easy to create and then delete after the workshop.

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