Digital Competencies and Training

Digital Humanities Luncheons (Princeton 2013-2014 academic year): Attended weekly Digital Humanities Luncheons, organized by Natasha Ermolaev, read historical literature on the development of Digital Humanities, looked at specific software and methods, and presented on the potential of Oulipo scholarship for Digital Humanities and vice versa.

Oulipo Transcription Project (March 2014 – present): Through participation in the ANR DifdePo project, she had a practical introduction to the process of creating a style sheet for transcriptions in Microsoft Word, the pros and cons of crowd sourcing, the basics of TEI (Textual Encoding Initiative) and the XML language. Was also approved by the Oulipo secretary to enter into the archives at the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal and assist in the numbering of individual folios and preparation of various documents for digitization. To learn more about this project, click here.

Digital Oulipo Project (2015-2016 academic year): Designed and carried out one of the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities inaugural projects, of which the aim was to create digital annexes to accompany doctoral dissertation and in the process, gain insights into the Oulipo’s digital experiments from the 1960’s and 70’s. Through this project, she gained basic proficiency in Python, learned about Natural Language Processing by working through the NLTK book, and used TinderBox to create hypertexts. To read more about my project and its results, click here. Alternatively, you can read personal reflections on the blog.

Digital Humanities Summer School at La Sorbonne (July 2016): A week-long Digital Humanities Summer School at La Sorbonne, organized by the OBVIL (L’Observatoire de la vie littéraire) Laboratory thanks to a summer research grant from the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities. This intensive and rich program allowed students to develop skills in TEI and XML as well as learn about exciting new software (TXM, Phoebus, Medite, Iramuteq, etc.). A specifically French introduction to digital humanities in a French context, and how they are used in French literary scholarship.