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Monday, 29 June 2015 (Workshops Day 1)

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EA Building 9.30am-12.30pm Workshops
EA.1.02
Flat Floor (45)
TEI HackAThon: Building Tools for TEI Collections [1 day]

Cummings, James C.

EA.1.04
Flat Floor (30)
Introduction to the TXM Content Analysis Software [1 day]

Heiden, Serge

EA.1.09
Flat Floor (30)
Computer Supported Collation With CollateX [1 day]

Haentjens Dekker, Ronald; Andrews, Tara L.; Birnbaum, David J.; Olsson, Leif-Jöran; van Zundert, Joris J.

EA.1.34
Flat Floor (30)
Starting from Scratch?: Strategies for Building Undergraduate-Centered #DH Programs [0.5 day]

Shrout, Anelise Hanson; Christian-Lamb, Caitlin

EA.1.29
Flat Floor (30)
Search for Needles in DH Haystacks Continued: Zooming in with Corpus Query Tools [0.5 day]

Banski, Piotr; Diewald, Nils; Hanl, Michael; Kupietz, Marc; Witt, Andreas

EA.1.28
Flat Floor (30)
An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies [1.5 days]

Pierazzo, Elena; Stokes, Peter Anthony

EA Foyer 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch (fully catered)
EA Building 1.30pm-4.30pm Workshops
EA.1.02
Flat Floor (45)
TEI HackAThon: Building Tools for TEI Collections [1 day]

Cummings, James C.

EA.1.04
Flat Floor (30)
Introduction to the TXM Content Analysis Software [1 day]

Heiden, Serge

EA.1.09
Flat Floor (30)
Computer Supported Collation With CollateX [1 day]

Haentjens Dekker, Ronald; Andrews, Tara L.; Birnbaum, David J.; Olsson, Leif-Jöran; van Zundert, Joris J.

EA.1.34
Flat Floor (30)
Visualizing Data for Digital humanities Producing Semantic Maps with Information extracted from Corpora and other Media [0.5 day]

Poibeau, Thierry; Terras, Melissa; Ruiz, Pablo; Gray, Steven; Roe, Glenn

EA.1.29
Flat Floor (30)
Exploring Peer Review in the GeoHumanities [0.5 day]

Wrisley, David Joseph; Weimer, Katherine; Grossner, Karl

EA.1.27
Flat Floor (30)
The American Century Project: Bringing into Critical Parity Primary Source Materials, Their Visualization, and Their Composite Analysis [0.5 day]

Alexander, Ben; Brown, David; Mescal, Alexandra; Alexander, Peggy

EA.1.28
Flat Floor (30)
An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies [1.5 days]

Pierazzo, Elena; Stokes, Peter Anthony

Parramatta Campus

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 (Workshops Day 2)

VENUE TIME / DETAILS

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EA Building 9.30am–12.30pm Workshops
EA.1.02
Flat Floor (45)
Cleaning and Exploring Your Data With Open Refine [0.5 day]

Christensen, Jeff

EA.1.03
Flat Floor (30)
Linking humanities data geospatially with Pelagios and Recogito [0.5 day]

Isaksen, Leif; Ridge, Mia

EA.1.04
Flat Floor (30)
Digital New Testament [0.5 day]

Finney, Tim; Clivaz, Claire; Schmidt, Desmond; Carlson, Stephen

EA.1.22
Flat Floor (30)
HuNI: Building and Linking Research Collections Online [0.5 day]

Davidson, Alwyn; Burrows, Toby

EA.1.27
Flat Floor (30)
Voyant Tools 2.0: The New, The Neat & the Gnarly [0.5 day]

Sinclair, Stéfan; Rockwell, Geoffrey

EA.1.28
Flat Floor (30)
An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies [1.5 days]

Pierazzo, Elena; Stokes, Peter Anthony

EA Foyer 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch (fully catered)
Coach transfer point (outside front entrance of Building EA) 1:45pm – Coach transfer provided from UWS Parramatta South campus to Park Royal Hotel, Parramatta. Please note that delegates will need to make their own way to the State Library of New South Wales as no return coach transfers are provided. Details about travelling from Parramatta Train Station to the State Library can be viewed here. Information regarding the Conference Launch can be viewed here and a map of how to walk from St James Train Station to the State Library can be viewed here.

 

Forecourt, parramatta campus

An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies

This workshop will teach both the theory and practice of working with manuscripts in the Digital Age. The purpose is to provide a taster of core DH theories and practice which have been tailored specifically to people working with manuscripts. Theoretical discussions will focus on the impact of digital technology on manuscript studies, and practical sessions will address the use of TEI XML to prepare editions of texts and catalogues of manuscripts, also providing a brief introduction to the digital imaging of books and documents. The workshop is aimed at PhD students and Early Career researchers and is sponsored by DiXiT (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de).

Cleaning and Exploring Your Data With Open Refine

This three hour workshop introduces Open Refine which is a powerful tool for cleaning, normalisation and exploration of datasets. In this workshop we’ll work through the various features of Refine, including importing data, faceting, clustering, and calling into remote APIs, by working on a fictional but plausible humanities research project.  Possible uses: cleaning up messy data, transformation of data, parsing of data from websites, and adding data to your dataset.  Participants will learn how to: install Open Refine, create a project, organise their data, explore their data, work with APIs and export a dataset.

For preparation: please see the course resources online. Participants should come with a laptop and have OpenRefine already installed on that laptop.

Computer Supported Collation With CollateX

This workshop will teach participants how to use the open-source CollateX collation tool to compare witnesses of a text automatically, in a way that can be used to produce critical textual editions and other types of comparative documents. Participants will learn how to prepare source materials in any written script for collation, how to perform automated collation using CollateX, and how to inspect and modify the results.

Participants must bring their laptops and must install Python 3 and CollateX in preparation for the workshop; the workshop organizers will provide installation instructions a month before the workshop. No prior Python programming experience is required.

Digital New Testament

This workshop investigates four aspects of the key problem that underlies much of New Testament critical editing: how to make sense of textual variation that often threatens to be overwhelming. The workshop will be a “hands on” affair and the approaches are directly applicable to other textual corpora. Demonstrations, talks and exercises will include merging and comparing multiple versions of texts (Desmond Schmidt), phylogenetic analysis of textual variation to better understand relationships between witnesses (Stephen Carlson), simulation of textual transmission using statistical techniques (Tim Finney) and digital materiality, critical editions and categories of ancient Christian texts (Claire Clivaz).

Exploring Peer Review in the GeoHumanities

This workshop is a community consultation designed to explore review criteria of GeoHumanities interactive scholarly works.  Spatially-inflected digital projects embody assumptions in their data and visual outputs that differentiate them from text-based research.  Discussion will include best practices in the field, as a first step towards validating the research within broader scholarly communities. Attendees will review pre-selected projects, working in small groups to test the draft criteria.  Those involved in, or interested in, GeoHumanities research and information visualization, as well as those interested in exploring DH peer review criteria are this workshop’s target audience.  Laptops are beneficial, but not required.

HuNI: Building and Linking Research Collections Online

This half day workshop is designed to introduce humanities researchers to the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI), a national project combining information from 30 of Australia’s most significant cultural datasets. The workshop is designed to focus on interaction and hands-on experience, providing participants with skills in creating, saving, and publishing selections of data; the ability to analyse and manipulate the data; share findings; and to export data for reuse in external environments. In addition the concept behind HuNI’s “socially linked data”, where users have the ability to be able to assert relationships and descriptions between different entities which are then shared by all users, will be discussed.  Laptops are required.

Introduction to the TXM Content Analysis Software

The objective of the “Introduction To The TXM Content Analysis Software” tutorial is to introduce the participants to the methodology of textometric content analysis through the use of the free and open-source TXM software directly on their own laptop computers. At the end of the tutorial, the participants will be able to input their own textual corpora (Unicode encoded raw texts or XML tagged texts) into TXM and to analyze them with the panel of content analysis tools available : word patterns frequency lists, kwic concordances and text browsing, rich full text search engine syntax (allowing to express various sequences of word forms, part of speech and lemma combinations constrained by XML structures), statistically specific sub-corpus vocabulary analysis, statistical collocation analysis, etc.). During the tutorial, each participant will use TXM and the TreeTagger lemmatizer on her Windows, Mac or Linux laptop and will leave the tutorial with a ready to use environment. The tutorial will also introduce the participants to the TXM community ecosystem (users mailing list and wiki, bug reports, etc.) and to the TXM portal version server software for on line corpus distribution and analysis. Time permitting, TEI encoding aspects of corpora related to TXM could also be introduced, as well as speech transcriptions or parallel corpora encoding and analysis.

Linking Humanities Data Geospatially with Pelagios and Recogito

This workshop offers a hands-on introduction to the theory and practice of Linked Open Data in the humanities. Pelagios is an award-winning multi-year initiative that is semantically linking a large corpus of geospatial documents from Latin, Greek, European medieval and maritime, as well as early Islamic and Chinese traditions. For this purpose we have developed Recogito, an open source online platform for associating place references in maps and texts with URI-based gazetters of historical places. The workshop will demonstrate how geospatial data can be created from humanities sources, whether textual or cartographic, and re-purposed in a variety of ways.

Search for Needles in DH Haystacks Continued: Zooming in with Corpus Query Tools

In view of the massive amount of available data, an average Digital Humanist is confronted with the task of finding a needle in a haystack: while, seemingly, everything is there — structured, interlinked and ready to be used, and while well-known query mechanisms exist and have been used for years in other disciplines, the fundamental questions still concern the best way to formulate the particular research questions, the method most appropriate to the task at hand, or a friendly tool that would provide the relevant results in the desired format and without too steep a learning curve. The tutorial is going to present state-of-the-art methods in querying textual data, with a focus on use cases commonly found in Digital Humanities, or envisioned for the near future of this expanding field.

Starting from Scratch? : Strategies for Building Undergraduate-Centered #DH Programs

Do you work with undergraduates in digital humanities programs? Want to share experiences and discuss best practices with other practitioners? This half-day workshop will use case studies of “start-up” undergraduate DH programs as a jumping off point for a broader discussion about whether undergraduate digital programs must indeed start from scratch at each new institution, and whether it is possible to craft a transnational document for DH best practices. We aim to include participants from as wide a range of geographical locations and roles (faculty, students, librarians, archivists, instructional technologists, IT professionals, program directors, etc.) within DH initiatives as possible.

We hope that those who are interested in shaping the workshop discussion will share their experiences with undergrad DH practice in advance, so that the workshop can better meet participants’ needs.  We also anticipate that early applicants will take more of a leadership role in the workshop.  Those who are interested should draft a ~500 word narrative of your experience working with undergraduates on digital humanities programs/ projects/ initiatives. Proposals might share issues encountered while building undergraduate-centered DH programs, identify successful strategies for undergraduate DH education, or highlight possibilities for future DH pedagogical developments. These narratives should be submitted to startingfromscratchDH (at) gmail (dot) com by March 31st.

TEI HackAThon: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) are widely used for creating resources, but there is little standardisation across multiple projects for querying, searching, and analysing TEI-encoded texts. Developers unfamiliar with the TEI often approach the development of TEI processing systems either with trepidation or ignorance of potential complications. This unconference-style HackAThon is open either to developers with very little TEI experience (but significant programming skills) or experts in the TEI (with a little programming experience), or people who have both. It is not a training workshop! There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop, but you will be expected to work in groups to program something useful. Applications to join the Hackathon should be completed online before 1 May. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 12 June. Late applications will be considered if there is space.

The American Century Project : Conceptualization, Design, and Construction

The primacy of the American Century Project is to create an accessible visual platform that allows for new points of entry into the interpretation of The American Century by giving new agency to primary source materials across a broadened range of American cultural evidences; and, integrating these archival substantiations with interpretive matrices (algorithms) that allow for newly (and broadly comparative) cultural and historical interpretations of the conceptualization and evolution of The American Century.  Our workshop will divide into three cooperative sessions.  First, discussion of of the intellectual, historiographic, and technical conceptualization of the of the project.  Second, an orientation to technical platforms (Omeka, Dublin Core, etc.) that allow for curation of new visualities of a breadth of primary sources.  And, third project introduction to the analytic and interpretive platforms (Gephi etc.) that allow for a newly composite and comparative analysis of cultural expressions (linguistics, film and media, newsprint, oral capture and visual).

Visualizing Data for Digital humanities Producing Semantic Maps

The goal of this workshop is to explore efficient methods to extract information from large quantities of texts and produce meaningful and readable representations. The session will Include formal presentations, demonstrations and discussions with the audience. Different kinds of texts will be considered, ranging from literary to social science texts, including technical corpora. Different visualisation techniques and tool kits will also be presented. The last part of the workshop will be devoted to hands on activities: participants will be able to interact with the workshop organizers to understand how to use relevant pieces of software and apply them to different kinds of data (and more importantly discuss how to apply them to their own data). For more information, please visit the ‘Visualising Data’ workshop website.

Voyant Tools 2.0: The New, The Neat & the Gnarly

This workshop will focus on the second major release of Voyant Tools (2.0), which addresses several of the major shortcomings and irritants of version 1.0. In addition to performance improvements throughout, the search and filtering functionality have been vastly enhanced and Voyant now supports proximity and n-gram operations. Voyant 2.0 also has improved corpus handling and documents can be reordered or added to corpora on the fly. We have designed this workshop to be of interest both to new users of Voyant, who will get an introduction to the platform, and to existing users, who will discover all the new functionality 2.0 has to offer.

Please note that the workshop fee includes the cost of a USB key that will be provided to participants.

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