Quantitative methods for humanities researchers: A Masterclass by professor Matthew Wilkens

Masterclass leader: Professor Matthew Wilkens (University of Notre Dame) Masterclass interlocutor: Professor Jonathan Hope (University of Strathclyde)

Dates: 19-21 September 2016 (Public Lecture, evening of Wednesday, 21/9/2016)

Location: University of Edinburgh, venue TBC

Requirements: no prior knowledge of programming

Scope and level of training: The workshops cater both for advanced participants and those with no coding experience by aiming to demonstrate open-source, cross-platform tools and code. The introductory lecture is to give an overview of the range of methods available for digital research. Areas to be covered in the workshops include basic text processing, geolocation and mapping, network analysis and machine learning. By writing their own code or focussing on the demos, participants are expected to engage with the conceptual work around quantitative humanities research that will allow them to confidently pursue further learning.

Registration by the 31 July 2016 via http://goo.gl/forms/Owfr3gNuPXUNU7mu2

Financial support: The IIG grant provides a maximum of 10 x £100 bursaries to students not based in Edinburgh to pay towards travel and accommodation during the three days of the Masterclass; you can apply for a bursary by filling in the online registration form above.

Further information & queries: Email Maria.Filippakopoulou@ed.ac.uk

Twitter: #litquantsEdinburgh16; @filipomaria

This project is supported by an Innovation Initiative Grant from the Edinburgh Fund at the University of Edinburgh

Sep 19 to 21 2016, 5:00pm - 7:30pm


Matthew Wilkens public lecture

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Professor Matthew Wilkens will give a public lecture at the close of his Masterclass on Quantitative methods in humanities research (Edinburgh, 19-21 September 2016), at ~5:30 on Wednesday the 21 September (venue TBC).

The title is "Computation and Abundance: Quantitative Methods for Humanities Inquiry" with a distinct literary emphasis.

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Hope (University of Strathclyde).

Register via this link.

Email me if you have any queries.