Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 569. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-03-22 11:47:14+00:00 From: James Cummings
Subject: Introduction to Stylometry Workshop, 11-12 April 2019, Newcastle University [Please forward to anyone interested] Introduction to Stylometry Workshop Newcastle University, 11-12 April 2019 Free 2-Day Workshop on Stylometry! The Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute and the Animating Text Newcastle University project are pleased to host a free introductory stylometry workshop by Jan Rybicki, Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. No previous experience in programming or computational text analysis is needed. For more information and the registration form please visit: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/atnu/news/introductiontostylometryworkshop.html This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the field of stylometry. An introductory lecture shows the main tenets, methods and achievements (and failures) of the field, together with examples of research in authorship attribution and distant reading. Much of the work will be focused on the stylometric signal in translation. In the following hands-on workshop, the participants will be acquainted with stylo, a package for the statistical programming environment R co-written by the instructor. This package is a way to avoid R's steep learning curve so that humanists can easily perform advanced quantitative analyses of texts. While stylo has its own built-in visualization tools, the second part of the workshop will also introduce gephi, a piece of network analysis software. Finally, the participants will be challenged to perform their first own analyses on their own collections of texts or on those provided for them. No programming skills are required! Jan is a world leader on the use of computational methods for tracing the stylometric signals of authors, translators, genres and genders in literary texts in several languages. Together with Maciej Eder and Mike Kestemont, he is a co-author of the 'stylo' package for R, which has become a well-known tool of stylometric analysis. He is also an active literary translator; he has translated some 30 novels from English to Polish by such authors as John le Carre, Kazuo Ishiguro or William Golding. -- Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@newcastle.ac.uk Senior Lecturer in Late-Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities School of English, Newcastle University Many thanks, James -- Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@newcastle.ac.uk Senior Lecturer in Late-Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities School of English, Newcastle University _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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