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

  • 19 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • University of Tasmania, Building 20 - Morris Miller Library Room 1.1, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay
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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.

CAMPSITE DETAILS:

University of Tasmania

Building 20 – Morris Miller Library eLab2

Camp Counsellor/s: Rodney Foley and Monica Wood

utas.edu.au  /  Campus Maps

Facilities available: WiFi, bathrooms, main library space.

Room WiFi Access Details: TBC

Room Access/Security Details: Someone will be in attendance to direct delegates and assist with sign in.

Covid-19 Local Health and Safety Requirements: Temperature checks are required before access to any buildings, mask wearing is not required, maintenance of social distancing is.

Catering Details: Tea, coffee, water, biscuits (TBC), fruit, sandwiches, soft drinks.

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

On Campus parking may be limited.

WORKSHOP PREPARATION:

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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