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DH Office Hours

Fridays from 2P - 4P

Room 124, Weigle Information Commons (1st Floor Van Pelt Library)

Do you have an idea for a digital humanities project but don't know where to start? Have you heard about a promising tool but aren't quite sure how it works? Are you a student with a question about a digital class assignment? Are you just curious about what digital humanities could mean for your work? Stop by the the Digital Humanities Office Hours and UPenn experts will do what they can to help.



Text Mining Services

In early January 2017, the Penn Libraries will be fully equipped with the Lexis Nexis Web Services package that will allow library users to perform bulk downloads of recent news articles into textual datasets ready for analysis. For questions about this useful product and other Penn Libraries services related to text mining, please contact Digital Humanities Specialist, Scott Enderle



R Learning Group

R is an open-source coding language used by a wide range of disciplines for data management, statistical analyses, and data visualization. Beginning in September 2018, the informal R learning group for members of the Penn community will meet on Wednesdays from 11:00am - 12:00pm, in The WIC Seminar Room (Van Pelt 124). So far, we've been working with swirl, a software package designed for learning R commands and introductory data science. No experience is required. This is self-paced learning, so feel free to come every week or drop in as you are able. More info about R Learning group can be found here



WORD LAB is a text analysis research interest community at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries for all related research and disciplines. We have members interested in China and Japan, business, digital humanities, 18th-century literature, Victorian literature, and more! We meet every Thursday 12-1:30pm in 526 Van Pelt (East Asian Seminar Room, fifth floor). Check the Word Lab Website for the full schedule.



The Price Lab is now sponsoring a Python for Humanists Working Group. The format will be similar to the Library's R working group: meeting once a week to work through a small-ish project each month. The first meeting of each month will be reserved for welcoming newcomers and introducing the next sessions, while the following three will involve hands-on, cumulative Python experience. We will also have time to work on our own individual projects with the group. Meetings are held Monday afternoons from 2-3pm in the Humanities Conference Room, 623 Williams Hall.