WORD LAB is a learning group at Penn Libraries focused on text analysis in all disciplines. Unless noted otherwise on the schedule below, we meet every Thursday 12-1:30pm in 526 Van Pelt (East Asian Seminar Room, fifth floor).
We have a rotating schedule:
- A discussion or workshop based on current research, with speakers virtually or in person.
- Read and discuss an article or project.
FALL 2018 SCHEDULE:
- Sep 13, 2018: Ashley Liu, Penn EALC (on Encyclopedia Humanities progress)
- Sep 20, 2018 TIME CHANGE to 1-2:30pm: Molly Des Jardin, Penn Libraries (on corpus building)
- Sep 27, 2018: Read & discuss Katherine Bode's "The Equivalence of 'Close' and 'Distant' Reading; or, Toward a New Object for Data-Rich Literary History" (MLQ 78:1 (March 2017), p. 77-106)
- Oct 4, 2018: Read & discuss Denis Tenen's "Towards a Computational Archaeology of Fictional Space" (New Literary History 49, no. 1 (2018))
- Oct 11, 2019 TIME CHANGE to 1-2:30pm: Read & discuss Simon DeDeo's "sprezzatura, PageRank, and the recursive cool" (2017)
- Oct 18, 2018 TIME CHANGE to 1-2:30pm: Toshiki Kawashima, Penn History (on "Transl(iter)ating Within a Language: Writing Systems and Diction in Modern Japanese")
- Oct 25, 2018: Read & discuss Brian Lennon's "Machine Translation: A Tale of Two Cultures" (in A Companion to Translation Studies, first edition, ed. Sandra Bermann & Catherine Porter (John Wiley & Sons, 2014)
- Nov 1, 2018: Machine Translation Redux -- Microsoft's "Achieving Human Parity on Automatic Chinese to English News Translation" (2018) and Google's "Moving Beyond Translation with the Universal Transformer" (2018)
- Nov 8, 2018: Lindsay Van Tine
- Nov 15, 2018: Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University (on "Who was 'Central' in the History of Chinese Buddhism? – A Social Network Approach")
- Nov 29, 2018 TIME CHANGE to 1:30-3pm: Jeffrey Tharsen, University of Chicago (on "Digital Humanities approaches to phonetic, semantic and syntactic pattern detection in premodern texts") (virtually)
- Dec 6, 2018: Hoyt Long, University of Chicago (virtually)
- Dec 13, 2018: Heather Froehlich, Penn State