Textual Data & Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom


Mississippi State University and virtually



A weeklong in-person session held July 16-20, 2018, at Mississippi State University. Virtual sessions and online communication will continue during the 2019 academic year.



The institute will introduce methods for digitally examining texts, the primary object of study for many in the humanities. Participants will learn quantitative, visual, and computational means to analyze texts, approaches that require thinking about texts as digital objects and data. They will experiment with these methods to query texts at both a micro level (isolating and analyzing information contained within texts) and macro level (analyzing multiple texts at once). Participants will explore how these approaches be productively incorporated into undergraduate humanities classes.

This institute is designed for those who teach or support undergraduate text-based humanities courses, and are interested in learning ways to implement digital tools and methods into their pedagogy. Applications are welcome from library faculty and staff, professors, instructors, and graduate students.

Funding Information: Details About This Grant

Project Director(s)

Lauren Coats and Emily McGinn