Computational Literary Studies Training School

The Digital Humanities Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton and the Horizon funded CLS INFRA project invite you to join the first on-site Computational Literary Studies Training School in the UK. Computational Literary Studies (CLS) uses innovative methods and tools that offer different kinds of analyses by investigating large corpora. Scholars use text analysis software and programming languages to analyse hundreds of texts, which can be used to track character knowledge; illuminate dramatic development of plays; and help reveal the author identity of previously anonymous texts.

This Training School offers the opportunity to acquaint yourself with this field and develop your digital skills via hand-on training sessions by some of the key scholars in the field. The Training School is intended for those with a keen interest in boosting their skills. You do not need to know Python programming but openness towards using new technologies for research is a must. 

Trainers include CLARIN-UK members from the Universities of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Oxford, as well as CLS INFRA project members.

  • Dr Lamyk Bekius (University of Antwerp, Belgium) – Track Changes: using keystroke logging for literary writing
  • Floor Buschenhenke (Huygens, Netherlands) – Track Changes: using keystroke logging for literary writing
  • Professor Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens, Netherlands)
  • Professor Maciej Eder (Director of the Institute of Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences, PI on CLS INFRA)
  • Prof Michaela Mahlberg Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham) on the CLiC Dickens project 
  • Professor Bas Groes (English Literature, Wolverhampton, UK)
  • Dr Artjom Šelas (Institute of Polish Language, Poland)
  • Martin Wynne (Senior Researcher Corpus Linguistics and National Coordinator Clarin UK, Oxford University, UK)

More information on the event webpage here.