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The Library as Data: Social Network Analysis in the Correspondence Collection Archive

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

The Library as Data: Social Network Analysis in the Correspondence Collection Archive Hugo Leal (CDH Learning) Correspondence collections are a unique window into the social networks of prominent historical figures. With the digitisation and encoding of personal letters, researchers have at their disposal a wealth of...

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The Library as Data: Digital text markup and TEI

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

The Library as Data: Digital text markup and TEI Huw Jones (Library Digital Humanities Coordinator, CDH Lab) Text encoding, or the addition of semantic meaning to text, is a core activity in digital humanities, covering everything from linguistic analysis of novels to quantitative research on manuscript collections. In...

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The Library as Data: An overview

Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

The Library as Data: An overview Anne Alexander (CDH Learning), Huw Jones (Library Digital Humanities Coordinator, CDH Lab) What happens to knowledge when libraries become collections of digital data as well as collections of physical books and manuscripts? This session introduces a conceptual toolkit for understanding the...

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The Letters Connection: Social Network Analysis in the scientific correspondence collection

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 11:30 to 16:30

The Letters Connection: Social Network Analysis in the scientific correspondence collection Anne Alexander, Hugo Leal (CDH Learning), Louisiane Ferlier (Royal Society) and Elizabeth Smith (Darwin Correspondence Project) Letters have been for centuries the main form of communication between scientists. Correspondence...

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MRtA 2018/19 projects

The Machine Reading the Archive programme offers support for new and existing digital archives projects through a series of mentoring sessions which we hope will enable researchers to explore new methods and access expert advice on digital project design. Short descriptions of selected projects in...

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Machine Reading the Archive 2019 – end of programme workshop

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 11:30 to 15:30

Machine Reading the Archive 2019 - end of programme workshop​ This public workshop will mark the end of the 2019 programme of Machine Reading the Archive, a digital methods development programme organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities with the support of the Isaac Newton Trust and the Researcher Development Fund. It will...

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Digital Mapping for Historians

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30

Digital Mapping for Historians This intensive workshop will provide an overview of a range of applications of digital mapping in historical research projects and introduce GIS tools and software. No prior knowledge is required. Participants will need to bring a laptop. Please register here .

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Archival Photography: An Introduction

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Archival Photography: An Introduction This session focusses on providing photography skills for those undertaking archival research. Dr Oliver Dunn has experience spanning a decade filming documents for major academic research projects. He will go over practical approaches to finding and ordering materials in the archive...

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Sources to Data (Workshop)

Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Sources to Data (Workshop) This workshop will examine database creation from historical documents. Extracting data from these can be hard work and involves quite unusual skill combinations. You may need to digitise and transcribe from primary sources, and then design and build a database from scratch with the information...

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Introduction to Text-Mining with Python 2

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Introduction to Text-Mining with Python 2 This session will introduce topic modelling. Topic modelling is looking for clusters of words that summarise the meaning of documents. We will talk about how to choose what sort of text mining you might want for your research. Some knowledge of Python is required, as gained from '...

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