Please note, this schedule is still being finalized and may shift slightly.

Logistics of the Class

Faculty, librarians, staff, and students at institutions participating in the beta evaluation of Constellate may attend our Introduction to Text Analytics course, taught by Nathan Kelber.  It is an 8-session, 4-week course.  We will run identical sessions (morning and afternoon) on Tuesdays and Thursdays between July 20 and August 12.

This class is open to anyone on your campus with an interest and we encourage you to advertise the class.

Please register for the workshop to receive the class log-in information and password for accessing the recordings.

The sessions run for 90 minutes and will start at 10 am and 3:30 pm Eastern.  You are welcome to attend either session on each day, as best fits your schedule.

Week Day Topic/Notebook Recordings
Week 1 Tue, Jul 20 Python Basics I First session recording
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Thu, Jul 22 Python Basics II First session recording
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Week 2 Tue, Jul 27 Python Basics III First session recording
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Due to technical issues, the second session of the day was not recorded.
Thu, Jul 29 Exploring Metadata First session recording
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Week 3 Tue, Aug 3 Exploring Word Frequencies First session recording
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Thu, Aug 5 Significant Terms (TF-IDF) First session recording
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Week 4 Tue, Aug 10 Topic Modeling (LDA) First session recording
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Thu, Aug 12 Run Your Own Notebook in Constellate First session recording
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For those more experienced folks, feel free to start mid-way through when we begin text analytics work.  

Please note, all sessions will be recorded so we can make them available to attendees of the course.  We may also publicly share the recording of the afternoon session.  Feel free to log in with the video off and use a pseudonym when entering the session (email addresses are not visible in the recordings). We will not publicly share the morning session with people who did not sign-up for the class.

About the Instructor

Nathan Kelber is the Community Engagement Lead for JSTOR Labs and the director of the Text Analysis Pedagogy Institute. In addition to his teaching role with Constellate, he has taught text analysis and digital humanities courses at the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wayne State University.

Time Zone Conversions

For you convenience, some common time zone conversions for our sessions are below, but please double check for yourself!

10 am EDT Session 3:30 pm EDT Session
9 am in Chicago 2:30 pm in Chicago
7 am in Tucson 12:30 pm in Tucson
7 am in San Francisco 12:30 pm in San Francisco
3 pm in London 8:30 pm in London
7:30 pm in New Delhi 1 am in New Delhi (next day)
10 pm in Manila 3:30 am in Manila (next day)
Midnight in Sydney 5:30 am in Sydney (next day)