Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.
This course aims to provide a rationale and technical skills in various fields of digital textuality. It presents theoretical framework and methods of Digital humanities with an international perspective. This course is divided into two main parts. The first is dedicated to the creation of a digital scholarly edition and its different phases. The second is focused on methodologies and tools for the computational analysis of literary texts.
This course will deal with the following topics:
- An introduction to Digital Humanities and a short history of web evolution and digital textualities. The main projects of the digital scholarly editions will be shown and commented upon.
- Standards and encodings, multimediality and information architecture
- Mark-up languages: XML, HTML5, CSS, focussing in particular on TEI mark-up language (Text Encoding Initiative), on its important role within the Digital Humanities and its tools.
- Digital scholarly editions: it presents different methods involved in the creation of a digital resource, focusing on the modeling of textual structures, transcriptions and critical apparatus.
- Text analysis tools and applications. An overview of some important NLP methodologies: Stylometry, Topic Modeling, and Sentiment Analysis
The second part of the course will be conducted together with Dr. Simone Rebora.
Susan Hockey, 2004, "The History of Humanities Computing", in A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell. Online: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-1&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-1&brand=defaultx
Part 1 - Digital Scholarly Edition:
Elena Pierazzo, Tiziana Mancinelli, 2018, Che cos'è un'edizione scientifica digitale? Roma: Carocci.
DariahTeach - https://teach.dariah.eu/ in particolare "Digital Scholarly Editions: Manuscripts, Texts and TEI Encoding" - First, second, and fourth week
Elena Pierazzo, 2005, La codifica di testi. Una introduzione. Roma: Carocci (Chapter 1)
Part 2 - Computational methods:
Ted Underwood, 2017, "A Genealogy of Distant Reading." Digital Humanities Quarterly 11(2). Online: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/11/2/000317/000317.html
J. Berenike Herrmann, Karina van Dalen-Oskam, and Christof Schöch, 2015, "Revisiting Style, a Key Concept in Literary Studies." Journal of Literary Theory 9(1): 25-52. Online: https://zenodo.org/record/50893
Fabio Ciotti, 2017, "What's in a Topic Model? Critica teorica di un metodo computazionale per l’analisi del testo." Testo e Senso 18. Online: http://testoesenso.it/article/viewFile/462/pdf_227
Simone Rebora and Federico Pianzola, 2018, "A New Research Programme for Reading Research: Analysing Comments in the Margins on Wattpad." DigitCult 3(2): 19–36. Online: http://www.digitcult.it/index.php/dc/article/view/67/62
Attendance and student contribution to class is strongly encouraged. Materials and resources will be given out during the course to support the lessons.
Those unable to attend lessons must agree their exam schedule with the teacher.
The exam will be written.