Yale University Library received a $3 million award from The Goizueta Foundation to fund the creation of the Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab) in Sterling Memorial Library. Yale’s world-class collections offer unparalleled source material for humanistic inquiries. With the launch of the DHLab in fall 2015, we can now push these inquiries further by incorporating digital methods that allow us to see our (literary, historical, cultural, artistic) data at new scales. The Goizueta Foundation, which was founded in 1992 by Roberto Goizueta (Yale '53), provides financial support to innovative non-profit organizations in order to promote lasting change in education and family services.
Read more about the The Goizueta Foundation and the DHLab's mission here.
The Digital Humanities Lab sponsored a text analysis workshop with Matthew Jockers, Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jockers based the workshop on the first few chapters of his new book Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature. (You can view an electronic version of this book in Yale’s online catalog.) The concepts and techniques covered included word frequency, token distribution, and correlation.
The workshop was held in Bass Library, L01.
SESSION ONE (3:30pm–4:45pm) covered: the R computing environment, R console vs. RStudio, basic text manipulation in R, word frequency
SESSION TWO (5:00pm–6:30pm) entailed: dispersion plots, Correlation, bonus material (time permitting)