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

  • 19 Apr 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (AWST)
  • Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus. Bld. 31 Room 224, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
  • 6


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.


Edith Cowan University

Camp Counsellor/s: Sue Khoo and Amy Cairns  /  Joondalup Campus Map

Facilities available: Bathrooms, Lifts to floors and Disability access.

Room WiFi Access Details: Guest access available. Registration is required. Instructions are available HERE.

Room Access/Security Details: Publicly accessible.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: Western Australian restrictions apply. Social distancing recommended. Room capacities have been chosen to maintain required social distancing areas and cleaning products are provided to wipe down workstations. Hand sanitisers are available at all entrances to the floors.

Catering Details: Tea & Coffee available. Prep kitchen and cafe nearby.

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

Public transportation is highly recommended due to the camp being on during teaching weeks. Visitor parking may be restrictive on campus. There is a campus routed CAT service running from Joondalup Station to the university.

Important: Please view the VALA Tech Camp Edith Cowan University Attendees Manual


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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