DIGITAL TEXT ANALYSIS WORKSHOP FOR CHINESE STUDIES

Do you want to know how to consult language and biographical dictionaries, maps, and other references sources all in one platform while reading Chinese texts on your computer? Do you want to learn how to mark up different kinds of information in Chinese texts? Do you want to learn how to create maps and other visualizations based on what you have found in your materials?  You can learn how to do the above and hear how digital methods have been used in Chinese social, political, and medical history in the workshop “Digital Text Analysis for Chinese Studies.”

In the second part of the workshop Michael Stanley-Baker shows how questions such as how drugs travelled across medieval Chinese communities and how they were differently construed in different communities can be answered through a digital analysis of drug names, drug properties, geographic locations and persons in various genres of drug writing in medical, Daoist and Buddhist sources.  

Speakers: 
Hilde De Weerdt 
Brent Ho
Michael Stanley-Baker

Date: 13 November 2015 (Friday) 12:00-17:00 (Ical)

PLACE: University of Birmingham, Muirhead Hospitality Suite (at the top of Muirhead Tower) 

Programme: (PDF), (POSTER)

CHAIR: Naomi Standen 

Time

Activity

12:00

Registration and Lunch

13:00

Word of Welcome (Naomi Standen)

13:15

Demonstration of MARKUS (Hilde De Weerdt and Brent Ho)

14:45

Coffee

15:00

Case Study: Mapping Drugs across Epistemic and Geographic Domains in Early Medieval China (Michael Stanley-Baker)

16:00

Practice session (Poynting P09)

17:00

End of Workshop

 

There is a limited number of seats for participants. If interested please RSVP to Brent HO (did.acte.contact@gmail.com) by Friday, 30 October 2015 and briefly explain why you would like to attend. We will notify you by Friday, 6 November 2015.

Student participants who wish to apply for travel allowance within the UK should retain all original receipts (cash receipts, NOT debit/credit card slips) and complete the claim form (which can be downloaded at: http://did-acte.org/static/media/uploads/attachments/fin7n.pdf). The receipts and the signed form can be submitted to the event organizer on the day of the workshop or posted to the following address: 

Research Support Partner
Room 362 Arts building, College of Arts and Law
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT 

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