Women Writers Project Advanced Institutes: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist
Applications are invited for participation in the final event in a series of advanced institutes on text analysis, sponsored by the Northeastern University Women Writers Project with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These institutes introduce teachers and researchers at varied levels of expertise to the text analysis methods and interpretive questions arising from word embedding models, which represent connections between words as computable spatial relationships.
The full program includes four institutes, three of which have already taken place in 2019 and 2021. On May 16–20, 2022 we will hold the final event in the series, an intensive seminar focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors. This five-day virtual event will run from 12:30–5pm Eastern and will offer a thorough, well-scaffolded introduction to working with word vectors in R and RStudio through commented code samples that can be adapted for use in participants’ own teaching. Participants will learn how to build corpora and train models of their own, and will also explore the challenges of teaching command-line tools in a humanities context.
Each event is followed by a period of virtual discussion, consultation, and support. Participants will be encouraged to share research and teaching outcomes (syllabi, assignments, blog posts, research papers) and will be given the opportunity to post preliminary results and work in progress on the WWP blog.
Read more and apply here