Introductory Text Analysis with Voyant Tools This workshop focuses on Voyant, an open source suite of tools for analyzing texts or a corpus of texts in quantitative ways. Participants will learn basic information about different types of text analysis and their applications. We will use a prepared corpus of texts to explore different tools, skins (layouts), and discuss how they might used in humanities scholarship.   [2021-02-12 update: Voyant handout and sample corpus]  Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 11:00 -12:30pm,  online synchronous, (Instructor: Wafa Isfahani)    Digital Storytelling with Narrative Maps In this introductory workshop, we will learn about combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content to create an immersive digital story. ArcGIS StoryMaps can help to illustrate spatialRead More →

Friday, October 15, 2021, 11AM to 12:30PM (virtual) The Digital Humanities and Teaching Asian American Studies Jason Chang (Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies; Director of Asian American Studies Institute, UConn) Andrea Kim Neighbors (Manager of Education Initiatives for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center) Lori Kido Lopez (Professor in Media and Cultural Studies; Director of the Asian American Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison) Manan Desai (Associate Professor; Director of A/PIA Studies Program, University of Michigan) In 2021, Make Us Visible New Jersey launched a campaign to advocate for the inclusion of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) studies in theRead More →

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The Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate, with an annual salary of $50,000, with experience in Digital Humanities to identify, select, and help implement digital tools that can enhance the usability of the project’s digital book and image editions, make its metadata more accessible, and better integrate its editions. The selective book edition of transcribed and annotated documents is in the process of being transitioned to open-access PDF and EPUB3 formats on Johns Hopkins University Press’s Project Muse while our image edition of more than 154,000 documents uses the Omeka-S platform.  In addition, part of the image edition published originally asRead More →

by Caterina Agostini and Francesca Giannetti Introduction Earlier this year, Rutgers was invited to become a participant in the beta evaluation of ITHAKA JSTOR’s Constellate, a text analysis and pedagogy platform. As a result, we have had early view into a rapidly evolving service that aims to advance text analytics pedagogy. While pedagogy is its main thrust at the moment, Constellate is a fairly complex offering that is structured around three “pillars”: data, pedagogy, and research. For readers who are familiar with JSTOR’s Data for Research (DfR) program, which has provided researchers with bibliographic metadata, unigrams, bigrams, and trigrams for JSTOR journals and books sinceRead More →