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Humanist Archives: May 17, 2019, 5:52 a.m. Humanist 33.22 - events: text-mining in history (Sydney); women & gender minorities in digital humanities (Stanford)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 22.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Francesco Borghesi 
           Subject: Marco Duranti and Ryan Stoker on Using Text Mining in Teaching the History of Human Rights and Genocide - 23 May 2019 at 4pm (74)

    [2]    From: Katherine Harris 
           Subject: Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities Collegium, May 29-31, Stanford U (71)

        Date: 2019-05-17 04:39:01+00:00
        From: Francesco Borghesi 
        Subject: Marco Duranti and Ryan Stoker on Using Text Mining in Teaching the History of Human Rights and Genocide - 23 May 2019 at 4pm


The University of Sydney - Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group

Dear All,

please note our next DH seminar on the use of text mining in teaching
the history of human rights and genocide, which will be led by Marco
Duranti of the Department of History and Ryan Stokes of Fisher Library
next Thursday, the 23^rd of May at 4pm in the Kevin Lee Room.

You will find further details under my signature.

All the best,
Francesco Borghesi

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The University of Sydney
Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group Seminar

Using Text Mining in Teaching the History of Human Rights and Genocide
Presenters: Marco Duranti, University of Sydney
            Ryan Stoker, University of Sydney Library

This presentation showcases the results of an ongoing collaboration
between the University of Sydney and ProQuest aimed at introducing Arts
students to new digital tools in the study of human rights and genocide.
Digital humanities education is often premised on the assumption that
these students require at least of semester of training before they are
ready to use Text and Data Mining (TDM) tools in their studies. The aim
of this project is to introduce TDM into existing units across the
humanities and social sciences through the construction of one-week
teaching modules aimed at students who have had no prior exposure to the
digital humanities or data science. Project team members, pooling
together their expertise in the fields of data science, eLearning,
history, and library science, introduced students to topic modelling,
network analysis, and geographic analysis as tools for analysing trends
in historical newspapers reporting on events in the histories of human
rights and genocide.

Marco Duranti is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and International
History at the University of Sydney. Among his recent publications is
/The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity,
Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention
/(Oxford UP, 2017). Marco's interest in the digital humanities stems
from his involvement in an ongoing collaboration with ProQuest aimed at
teaching literacy in Text and Data Mining (TDM) to undergraduates in the
University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. With support
from DVC-Education, FASS, and the Library, he worked with an
interdisciplinary team to develop online TDM tools for the study of
human rights and genocide in historical perspective. Team members
included experts from the fields of data science (John Dillon, Chao
Sun), eLearning (Bec Plumbe, Brian Bailey), and library science (Gene
Melzack, Jennifer Stanton, and Ryan Stoker).

Ryan Stoker is a Research Data Officer based at Fisher Library. He has
been with the University since 2017, providing advice to researchers on
data management practices and, more recently, exploring support services
for researchers in the digital humanities. Ryan has been assisting Marco
with technical and subject support on Text and Data Mining and using the
ProQuest TDM Toolkit for teaching and learning.

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Kevin Lee Room
                 Level 6, Lobby H
Free and open to all

        Date: 2019-05-16 23:03:17+00:00
        From: Katherine Harris 
        Subject: Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities Collegium, May 29-31, Stanford U

Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities Collegium
Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis
Stanford University
May 29, 2019 - May 31, 2019

*See details below for exact dates and times.*

Stanford Text Technologies, with Stanford University Libraries, is
delighted to announce the upcoming Collegium--"Women and Gender Minorities
in Digital Humanities" on May 29th to 31st. Our speakers include Deb
Verhoeven (our keynote speaker), Miriam Posner, Isabel Galina Russell, Ann
Cong-Huyen, Jacqueline Wernimont, Alice Staveley, Giovanna Ceserani, Pip
Willcox, Alessandra Celati, Rita Lucarelli, Marisa Parham, Mar Hicks, Laura
McGrath. Quinn Dombrowski will host a mentorship and strategy workshop. For
futher details, email: cesta_stanford@stanford.edu. We welcome all
participants for the conference day and workshop.

"Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities" highlights and
celebrates the significant scholarly contributions of women and gender
minorities in interdisciplinary Digital and Computational Humanities, while
serving as a forum to propose, and advocate for, cultural changes to
support all women and gender minorities in making their own impactful
contributions to DH.

Our main questions for the collegium, which we'll discuss in papers, Q&A,
and our workshop are: how might our understanding of women in DH be
enhanced by taking a more deliberate set of perspectives? What kinds of
projects are women and gender minorities developing and directing? What
women and gender minorities are *themselves* the focus and subjects of
researchers' attentions? What fresh light is cast upon the "canon", our
methods and approaches, by considering the work of scholars who are often
overlooked, uncited, and marginalized by the dominant discourses? In what
ways can women and gender minorities benefit from the social and
intellectual connections to be made through conversation and scholarly

This is the fifth Text Technologies Collegium at Stanford, and, this year,
it is co-hosted with CIDR. A keynote on the 29th May by Professor Deb
Verhoeven will be followed by a day of papers and a closing response on the
30th. A workshop and action plan on the morning of the 31st May will be
accompanied by posters showing CESTA students' scholarship in DH. We hope
this format can encourage cogency to proceedings, as well as the
opportunity for collective inquiry, collegial support, knowledge exchange,
and the generation of ideas. The conference is designed to hear from a
range of speakers who practice diverse methods and have a variety of foci,
and the workshop will help women and gender minorities strategize and find
support among peers and mentors.

Click here to register, and learn how to participate
WHEN:Ongoing every day from May 29, 2019 through May 31, 2019.
WHERE:The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis - Wallenberg Hall, Fourth
Floor Map (http://campus-map.stanford.edu/?id=01-160)
ADMISSION: By registration only. Click here to learn how to participate.
AUDIENCE: CONTACT:650-721-1385, cesta_stanford@stanford.edu

Sponsored by: Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)

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