Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist

Northeastern University
May 24–28, 2021

Sarah Connell, Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman, Ash Clark
Digital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University Libraries

Schedule

― Monday, 24 May ―

Session 1 12:30–2:00 Welcome, introduction and scoping (slides: HTML, TEI)
Session 2 2:00–2:45 Project showcase (slides: HTML, TEI, notes)
2:45–3:00 break
Session 3 3:00–4:30 A deeper look at core concepts and terms, part 1 (slides: HTML, TEI, notes)

― Tuesday, 25 May ―

Pre-session 11:00–12:00 Downloading R and RStudio (optional but recommended!) (Slide: HTML)
Session 4 12:30–2:00 A deeper look at core concepts and terms, part 2 (slides: HTML, TEI, notes)
2:00–2:15 break
Session 5 2:15–4:00 Walkthrough and group hands-on practice (Slide: HTML)
Office hours 4:00–4:30 Stick around if you have questions!

― Wednesday, 26 May ―

Pre-session 11:00–12:00 Downloading R and RStudio (optional but recommended!) (Slide: HTML)
Session 6 12:30–1:30 Group discussion and hands-on work on assignments (Slide: HTML)
Session 7 1:30–2:15 Reporting and full-group discussion
2:15–2:30 break
Session 8 2:30–4:00 Hands-on work in pairs, full-group discussion (Slide: HTML)
Office hours 4:00–4:30 Stick around if you have questions!

― Thursday, 27 May ―

Session 9 12:30–1:45 Process, part 1: Corpus and data preparation (slides: HTML, TEI, notes)
Session 10 1:45–2:15 Hands-on treasure hunt (Slide: HTML)
2:15–2:30 break
Session 11 2:30–4:00 Process, part 2: Parameters, validation, and TEI processing (slides: HTML, TEI, notes)
Session 12 4:00–4:30 Full group hands-on treasure hunt (Slide: HTML)

― Friday, 28 May ―

Session 13 12:30–1:45 Full-group discussion followed by small-group work on curricular materials (Slide: HTML)
Session 14 1:45–2:30 Small-group testing and discussion of learning goals and assignments (Slide: HTML)
2:30–2:45 break
Session 15 2:45–4:00 Full-group discussion and reporting on learning goals and assignments
Wrap-up 4:00–4:30 Wrap-up and next steps (slides: HTML, TEI)

This workshop was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic.

Resources

Readings, checklists, and notes from our event

Women Writers Vector Toolkit

Seminar Sandbox

Model training walkthroughs

Materials for Download

The resource page has links to all the slide sets (whether used in this seminar or not), interesting web sites we may have shown, and useful TEI links