Presentation on theme: "Doc South Data Stewart Varner Digital Scholarship Librarian UNC-Chapel Hill."— Presentation transcript:
Doc South Data Stewart Varner Digital Scholarship Librarian UNC-Chapel Hill
Distant reading: where distance … is a condition of knowledge: it allows you to focus on units that are much smaller or much larger than the text: devices, themes, tropes—or genres and systems. Franco Moretti, “Conjectures on World Literature.” New Left Review, January – February 2000
“Part of the explanation for why more historians have not undertaken text mining and topic modeling projects lies in the limited availability of machine readable texts.” - Stephen Robertson, Director CHMN (http://drstephenrobertson.com/2014/05/23/the- differences-between-digital-history-and-digital- humanities/)
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time. Frederick Douglass, Hartford, Conn.: Park Publishing Co., 1881.