What Can Be Data in the Humanities?

Thursday, December 5, 2019
10 am–11:30 am
Alexander Library


Francesca Giannetti

The biggest initial hurdle to using DH methods in one's own work is finding usable materials in the first place. This workshop is designed to help identify potential data in the wild of humanistic sources and how to translate it into usable formats. We'll explore specific practices like transcribing archival materials into spreadsheets and turning HathiTrust texts into clean .txt files. We'll also survey examples from existing scholarship to demonstrate some possible uses of these kinds of data as well as weigh the costs and benefits of translating sources into data.

Location: Alexander Library, Room 415
RSVP at http://go.rutgers.edu/11x2vbxi

Alexander Library