Coding for Humanists
In 2020/2021, ATNU created a new monthly study group dedicated to teaching Humanists how to use computerised methodologies in their research. Each month, we meet to tackle a specific humanities' problem as a group: how to use a computer to analyse a text (or a set of texts); how to visualise and explore a social network created from humanities data; how to create and use maps to present and inform research -- and anything else members want to try or learn about. The study group is open to all HaSS staff and PG students, with a rolling registration available here. Join us!
ATNU/IES TEI Workshop
In partnership with the Institute of English Studies (London), ATNU has been organising and runnning an annual 'Textual Editing in the Digital Age' workshop. The workshop runs for a full week and offers a brief introduction to textual editing theory and a practical introductory course to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) covering the basics of XML and encoding, the structure of the TEI, basic encoding as well as some more advanced topics including customisation and publishing. The first workshop ran in 2019 and was incredibly well received by attendees. We are already preparing next year's workshop, so keep up with the news for more information and registration.
In collaboration with Newcastle's Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI), ATNU has been organising a series of workshops and events to enhance the digital skills of researchers across the university and the North East more generally. In the past, these have included a two-day workshop on stylometrics taught by a world-renowned specialist in the field and a roundtable discussion about machine learning and digital humanities. We are always keen to organise more of these events, so if you are a researcher at Newcastle and you want to learn more about a particular technology, let us know your thoughts and we might include your suggestion in our future plans!