Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 579. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-03-28 10:13:57+00:00 From: Francesca Benatti
Subject: Open University DH/Book History seminar, 1 April: Karina van Dalen-Oskam Dear Humanist list members, The Open University Digital Humanities and History of Books and Readers Research Groups are pleased to announce that the next seminar in our joint seminar series on Digital Books, Digital Readers will take place on 1 April, 5.30–7.30 pm, in Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London. All are welcome to attend. Date: 1 April 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Venue: Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Prof Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and University of Amsterdam Title: The Riddle of Literary Quality: can we measure literariness? What is literature, and can we measure it using new methods developed in the Digital Humanities? That is the key question of the project The Riddle of Literary Quality. “The Riddle” is a research project of the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Amsterdam) in collaboration with the Fryske Akademy (Leeuwarden) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (University of Amsterdam). The Riddle combines computational analysis of writing style with the results of a large online survey of readers, completed by almost 14,000 participants. Correlating readers’ opinions and stylometric analyses makes visible which linguistic features play a role, but also which biases are in place. Some authors and some works clearly have more prestige than others. Why? And what does this tell us about contemporary society? Short bio: Karina van Dalen-Oskam is head of the department of literary studies of Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and professor in computational literary studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research deals with the analysis of literary writing style and builds on her expertise in literary studies, medieval studies, onomastics and lexicography. She is an active member of the international digital humanities community, where she currently serves as chair of the steering committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO, https://adho.org/). Best regards, Francesca Benatti Research Fellow in Digital Humanities The Open 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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