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Foundations & Applications of Humanities Analytics

Santa Fe Institute via Complexity Explorer


The Foundations & Applications of Humanities Analytics course is aimed at a broad range of humanities scholars. The course aims to empower scholars in the humanities by eliminating the “black box” of computational text analysis. Participants will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of text analysis methods, and will learn how to extract content and derive meaning from digital sources, enabling new humanities scholarship.

This online course will comprise two modules. Foundations will impart conceptual skills and computational thinking through a study of the principles behind contemporary artificial intelligence. Applications will employ those skills to develop meaningful accounts of literary, historical, and cultural artifacts. A supplementary online tutorial will introduce the necessary steps to get started with Python programming and Jupyter notebooks.

The project Foundations and Applications of Cultural Analytics in the Humanities has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, under Federal Award ID Number HT-272418-20. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this course do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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