Topic Modeling the “Great Unread”

Here are the slides from Peter Leonard’s March 7 talk, “Topic Modeling the ‘Great Unread.'” He has done fascinating work with funding from Google on the Scandinavian Literature in the Google Books corpus. Topic modeling is also one approach to text mining worth knowing about. His talk includes many links and references to similar projects.

The Promise and Perils of Doing History in a Digital Age

Andrew Torget’s February talk, “The Promise and Perils of Doing History in a Digital Age” is now up on iTunes U (listed as part of the Summersell Center talks):

If you were unable to attend this talk, this is a terrific resource for people interested in new DH projects as well as an overview of the field and its history.


Building Digital Editions

For those of you who are interested but could not attend yesterday, Nathan Humpal and Franky Abbott gave a “Building Digital Editions” workshop about basic vocabulary, project planning, and possibilities for creating digital scholarly editions. Resources from their presentation include video and their presentation outline with resources and examples. If you are interested in thinking through or getting started with a digital editions project, don’t hesitate to contact the ADHC to set up a consultation. Thanks Nathan and Franky!

Quick Tools for Data Visualization info

On September 5, I gave my “Quick Tools for Data Visualization” workshop as part of our workshop series. I wanted to share resources from that workshop. Due to various constraints, we are unable to provide workshops through video, web event, etc. at this point, but I can share the fairly detailed document I distributed. In the workshop, we talked about why people use data visualization as both part of and a primary methodology in research and teaching projects, and looked at three tools (very quickly): Voyant Tools, Google Fusion Tables, and Viewshare.

Here’s my data visualization workshop handout for anyone who missed the workshop and is interested in reading more. We hope to put up similar documents for use from future workshops.