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Humanist Archives: March 20, 2019, 6:20 a.m. Humanist 32.563 - institutes & a course: word vectors; digital editions

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    [1]    From: Sarah Connell 
           Subject: Re: Call for Participation: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist (99)

    [2]    From: Francesco Stella 
           Subject: Corso di Edizione Digitale e Analisi Testuale (16)


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        Date: 2019-03-19 12:51:33+00:00
        From: Sarah Connell 
        Subject: Re: Call for Participation: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist

Dear all,

The deadline for submitting applications for the "Word Vectors for the
Thoughtful Humanist" series of advanced institutes has been extended to March
29, 2019. Details are in the CFP below, and please do reach out if you have
questions at all.

Many thanks,

Sarah

Sarah Connell
Assistant Director
Women Writers Project
Northeastern University

On Feb 4, 2019, at 9:11 AM, Connell, Sarah
> wrote:

Please circulate (apologies for cross-posting):

Applications are invited for participation in a new series of advanced
institutes on text analysis, sponsored by the Northeastern University Women
Writers Project with generous funding from the National Endowment for the
Humanities. These events will introduce teachers and researchers at varied
levels of expertise to the text analysis methods and interpretive questions
arising from word embedding models, which represent connections between words as
computable spatial relationships. These institutes will explore practical
techniques and also interpretive outcomes, working with simple, open-access web
tools hosted in the Women Writers Online Lab.

We plan four institutes in all:

  1.  An introductory institute focused on research uses of word vectors, using
the WWP's web-based Women Writers Vector Toolkit
  2.  An introductory institute focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors,
using the WWP's web-based Women Writers Vector Toolkit
  3.  An intensive institute focused on research uses of word vectors, offering
a thorough, well-scaffolded introduction to RStudio through commented code
samples that can be adapted for use in participants' own work
  4.  An intensive institute focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors,
including coverage of RStudio and the challenges of teaching command-line tools
in a humanities context

Both the introductory and intensive events are intended to stand on their own,
although participants are welcome to attend both, space permitting. Each event
will be followed by a period of virtual discussion, consultation, and support.
Participants will share research and teaching outcomes including syllabi,
assignments, blog posts, and research papers.

Each institute will begin with a three-day in-person event, followed by a three-
month period of virtual discussion and consultation with WWP staff and fellow
participants to ensure that these challenging concepts and techniques can be
thoroughly internalized. Participants will be encouraged to share research and
teaching outcomes (syllabi, assignments, blog posts, research papers) and will
be given the opportunity to post preliminary results and work in progress on the
WWP blog.

Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant.

We're now inviting applications for the first event. For information on how to
apply, and for more detailed information on the workshops, please visit
http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/encoding/seminars/neh_wem.html.

Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Introductory, Research-focused
Northeastern University, July 17-19, 2019
Application deadline: March 22, 2019
Participants notified by April 19, 2019

We'll soon be announcing dates for the remaining three events:

Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Introductory, Teaching-focused
Northeastern University, May 2020 (precise date to be determined)
Application deadline: January 24, 2020
Participants notified by February 14, 2020

Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Intensive, Research-focused
Northeastern University, July 2020 (precise date to be determined)
Application deadline: January 24, 2020
Participants notified by February 14, 2020

Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Intensive, Teaching-focused
Northeastern University, July 2021 (precise date to be determined)
Application deadline: March 19, 2021
Participants notified by April 16, 2021

Many thanks and best wishes,

Sarah

Sarah Connell
Assistant Director
Women Writers Project
Northeastern University






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        Date: 2019-03-19 08:43:06+00:00
        From: Francesco Stella 
        Subject: Corso di Edizione Digitale e Analisi Testuale

Registration open until March 22th for the full-immersion "Corso di Edizione
Digitale" scheduled (in Italian) at the Siena University from 1st to 6th April,
including XML-TEI and EVT workshop (Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Univ. of
Torino), Textual Analysis (F. Stella, UNISI), Text-mining (Leonardo Rigutini,
Quest.it) and introduction to JGAAP by George Mikros, Univ. of Athens (in
English) and Paolo Canettieri, Sapienza Università di Roma. Infos:
infotext@unisi.it . Registration at https://www.unisi.it/didattica/post-
laurea/corsi-formazione/edizione-digitale-1.


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