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This Faculty Workshop on Digital Humanities led by David Shepard, visiting assistant professor of digital humanities at UCLA and Hypercities team member. Held April 11, 2013 4pm-5:30pm in ACE (Academic Center for Excellence)

Digital Humanities Faculty Workshop

About Digital Humanities

"Digital Humanities interprets the cultural and social impact of new media and information technologies—the fundamental components of the new information age—as well as creates and applies these technologies to answer cultural, social, historical, and philological questions, both those traditionally conceived and those only enabled by new technologies."

Source: UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

About Topic Modeling

What is topic modeling? Topic modeling is a probabilistic, statistical technique that uncovers themes and topics (and potentially patterns) in large amounts of text.  Well known examples of topic modeling include “Mining the Dispatch” (analyzing the Richmond Daily Dispatch from 1860-1865 to “explore…the dramatic and often traumatic changes…in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond”).

Topic Modeling Software used in Workshop

Presenter David Shepard

David Shepard

Project Manager, Hypercities (
PhD Candidate, Department of English

Assistant Professor, DGT HUM 250 Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities: The Great Unreading (description) (Spring 2013)