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Fwd: [DHSI] Feb 8: [Virtual Talk] Andrew Piper on Textual Evidence in a Time of Data

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    From: Elizabeth Della Zazzera <edella@sas.upenn.edu>
    Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 4:13 PM
    Subject: [DHSI] Feb 8: [Virtual Talk] Andrew Piper on Textual Evidence in a
    Time of Data
    To: <institute@lists.uvic.ca>

    The UConn Humanities Institute’s Digital Humanities and Media Studies
    Initiative is hosting a virtual event on Feb 8 at 1pm EST that may be of
    interest to DHSIers.

    Details below.


    Dr. Elizabeth Della Zazzera
    Assistant Professor in Residence
    History and Humanities Institute
    University of Connecticut
    elizabethdz@uconn.edu

    THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND MEDIA STUDIES INITIATIVE PRESENTS:Can We Be
    Wrong?: The Problem of Textual Evidence in a Time of DataAndrew Piper

    *February 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST*
    *Live. Online. Registration required
    (https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1xrmk0u7TxmRfgNL_IHL-A).*

    This talk will address the problem of generalization when it comes to
    text-based evidence. How can we move, reliably and credibly, from
    individual observations about texts to more general beliefs about the
    world? The rise of computational methods has highlighted major shortcomings
    informing traditional approaches to textual analysis. In this talk, I will
    illustrate how we can use methods like machine-learning to study texts and
    reflect on the limitations (and affordances) of traditional text analysis.

    *Andrew Piper is Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of
    Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University. He is the
    director of .txtlab (https://txtlab.org/) a laboratory for cultural
    analytics, and author most recently of *Can We Be Wrong? The Problem of
    Textual Evidence in a Time of Data* (Cambridge) and *Enumerations: Data and
    Literary Study* (Chicago).*
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