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Humanist Archives: May 8, 2020, 8:35 a.m. Humanist 34.7 - online consultation: meaning in the forest of Early Modern words

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 7.
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        Date: 2020-05-07 14:38:49+00:00
        From: Lorenzo Allori 
        Subject: Texts and Topics: Routes to Meaning in the Forest of Early Modern Words. A Day of Consultation. May 18th, On Zoom 3pm-5:30pm (CEST)

Texts and Topics: Routes to Meaning in the Forest of Early Modern Words. A
Day of Consultation.

On May 18th, On Zoom 3pm-5:30pm (CEST), the EURONEWS project is holding an
online Consultation Day on the topic of Texts and Topics: Routes to Meaning
in the Forest of Early Modern Words.  We will be setting out our goals and

Although surprisingly uniform in terms of basic structure, early modern
news texts pose multiple problems of analysis. The material is extremely
voluminous, the references often obscure, the syntax ambiguous, and the
overall meaning easily lost in the forest of words. How to handle them
effectively? Machine assisted text analysis has opened up opportunities
while raising questions. On this Day of Consultation we raise some of the
questions and consult best practices. Guests include experts on news,
historical text mining and topic modelling, respondents include experts on
network analysis, machine learning, corpus analysis and critical theory.


15:00 Greeting and Introduction - Brendan Dooley

15:15 Giovanni Colavizza, University of Amsterdam

15:30 Ryan Heuser, University of Cambridge

15:45 Derek Bridge, University College Cork

16:00 Nicholas Brownlees, University of Florence

16:15 General discussion - Respondents:

Leonardo Impett, Bibliotheca Hertziana
Mario Infelise, University of Venice Ca'Foscari
Paola Molino, University of Padua
Giovanni Vitali, University College Cork

17:00 Conclusion and Future Prospects - The EURONEWS team

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Lorenzo Allori
Technology Director - The Medici Archive Project Inc.
Research Assistant - University College Cork, The Euronews Project
Palazzo Alberti, Via dei Benci 10,
50122 Florence, Italy
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