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Humanist Archives: May 3, 2019, 5:39 a.m. Humanist 32.641 - events: text mining; digital literary studies

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    [1]    From: Ryan Dubnicek 
           Subject: Save the Date! Text Mining with HathiTrust tutorial at 2019 JCDL (34)

    [2]    From: Arianna Ciula 
           Subject: Bode's seminar at KDL, London, 28 May - What's the matter with digital literary studies? (69)

        Date: 2019-05-02 20:48:03+00:00
        From: Ryan Dubnicek 
        Subject: Save the Date! Text Mining with HathiTrust tutorial at 2019 JCDL

Save the Date! "Text Mining with HathiTrust" tutorial at JCDL 2019

Are you a librarian or an LIS-adjacent researcher or student interested in
learning more about text mining and related digital scholarship methods? Mark
your calendar for a full-day tutorial that will introduce library and
information professionals to text mining, with a focus on the tools and data
from the HathiTrust Research Center.

When: June 6

Where: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (in coordination with the 2019 ACM/IEEE Joint
Conference on Digital Libraries)

Registration: Coming soon!

This hands-on tutorial is part of a program supported by the IMLS-funded project
"Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the
HathiTrust Digital Library Resources." The aims of the DDRF workshops are to
empower library and information science professionals to become more conversant
in digital scholarship and engage with digital projects at their institutions.

Read the full tutorial abstract on the JCDL website:

A limited number of reimbursements up to $600 for conference/tutorial
registration and/or eligible travel expenses are available to tutorial
attendees. If interested, please fill out this form with your information and a
brief statement of need and impact: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/7376698

Attendees can choose to just attend this workshop independently, or the full
2019 JCDL. More information is available on the JCDL 2019 website:

        Date: 2019-05-02 11:40:01+00:00
        From: Arianna Ciula 
        Subject: Bode's seminar at KDL, London, 28 May - What's the matter with digital literary studies?

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that Katherine Bode (Associate Professor of
Literary and Textual Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, AU)
will be visiting King's Digital Lab this May and as part of her visit will
give a seminar on some recent work:

What's the matter with digital literary studies? Some thoughts on reading,
empiricism, and entanglement

Strand Campus, Virginia Woolf building, Room 4.38, 28 May 2019, 12-1pm

Free registration:

In Kath's words this is the abstract of her seminar:

My title plays on the double meaning of matter: I'm interested
both in what's wrong with, and what's the object of, data-rich
or computational approaches to literature. The problem, I define as a
methodological one: the field's allegiance to
a representationalist paradigm that leaves us grasping at epistemological
straws while overlooking ontological and ethical dimensions of inquiry.
This methodological problem, in turn, creates difficulties in defining our
objects of analysis; that is to say, a representationalist framework means
we seek to define as objects - and thus, to fix or stabilise (to represent)
- phenomena that inevitably elude such attempts. Beginning with the
challenge of answering the question - what, in digital literary studies, is
a document? - I'll offer some early, tentative thoughts on how inquiries
into reading, empiricism, and entanglement, and the relationships
between such intra-actions, might offer methodological direction for the
field as we engage with how literature matters.


Katherine Bode is Associate Professor of Literary and Textual Studies at
the Australian National University, an Australian Research Council Future
Fellow from 2018 to 2022, and Visiting Research Fellow at King's Digital
Lab. Her research focuses on using large-scale datasets and digital methods
to enable new perspectives on Australian literature and literature in
Australia. She has published widely on Australian and digital literary
history including as the author or editor of books such as: Resourceful
Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary
Culture(2009), Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary
Field (2012), Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods,
Theories (2014), and most recently,A World of Fiction: Digital Collections
and the Future of Literary History (2018).

Best wishes,


Dr Arianna Ciula

Deputy Director and Senior Analyst | King's Digital Laboratory | King's
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