Workshop 2: Introduction to working with digital texts (Voyant)

Presenter: Mmasibidi Setaka & Andiswa Bukula (SADiLaR)

Date: 25 August 2023

Time: 8:30 - 12:30

Venue: Room (TBC), Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg

Max capacity: 30 participants

Eligibility: Workshop participation is open to attendees of DH-IGNITE at no cost. Limited space is available. Successful DH-IGNITE applicants will be invited to register for either one of the workshops.

What to bring: A laptop

Workshop aim

The workshop aims to introduce participants to computational analysis of text through Voyant, a freely available, online tool.

Workshop format

The workshop will provide a combination of presentations, demos and practical hands-on exercises.

Participants who would be interested in attending

  • Participants new to working with digital data
  • Postgraduate students
  • Scholars in any domain who works with large digital text datasets
  • Individuals looking at new ways to include computational analysis or comparisons in their existing research data gathering and analysis steps

Topics that will be included

  • What you can do with Voyant?
  • How does computer-assisted analysis work?
  • Review example use cases
  • Using online tools to study texts that you find on the web or texts that you have carefully edited and have on your computer
  • Hands-on testing