Penn Libraries Text Analysis Learning Community

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). Our activities include:


  • Jan 24, 2019: KICKOFF MEETING
  • Jan 31, 2019: Jeffrey Tharsen, University of Chicago (on early Chinese text mining and sound)
  • Feb 21, 2019: Paul Vierthaler, Leiden University (on text reuse and identifying quote sources)
  • Mar 21, 2019: Chris Jimenez, Stetson University (on a "fractal alphabet")
  • Mar 28, 2019: Doug Duhaime, Yale University
  • Apr 11, 2019: Alex Wermer-Colan, Temple University

See the SPEAKERS page for previous attendees and the READINGS page for our discussion readings!

For more information or to join our mailing list, please email Molly Des Jardin at University of Pennsylvania Libraries.