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Week Ten

Week Ten

Computation and Conceptual History

Core Readings:

  • Cretchley Julia, Rooney, David Rooney, and Cindy Gallois, 'Mapping a 40-Year History With Leximancer: Themes and Concepts in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41 (2010), 318-328 [link for UQ students].
  • Moretti, Franco, Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History, I, New Left Review 24, November-December 2003 [link for UQ students].
  • Pumfrey, Stephen, Paul Rayson, and John Mariani. “Experiments in 17th Century English: Manual Versus Automatic Conceptual History.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 27, no. 4 (2012): 395-408 [link for UQ students].

Further Readings:

  • Armitage, David. “What’s the Big Idea? Intellectual History and the Longue Durée.” History of European Ideas 38, no. 4 (2012): 493-507 [link for UQ students].
  • Goodrich, Amanda. “Understanding a Language of Aristocracy, 1700–1850.” The Historical Journal 56, no. 2 (2013): 369-398 [link for UQ students].
  • Guldi, Joanna. “The History of Walking and the Digital Turn: Stride and Lounge in London, 1808–1851.” The Journal of Modern History 84, no. 1 (2012): 116-144 [link for UQ students].
  • Heuser, Ryan, and Long Le-Khac. "Learning to Read Data: Bringing out the Humanistic in the Digital Humanities." Victorian Studies 54, no. 1 (October 2011): 79-86. [link for UQ students].
  • Leca-Tsiomis, Marie. “The Use and Abuse of the Digital Humanities in the History of Ideas: How to Study the Encyclopédie.” History of European Ideas 39, no. 4, (2013): 467-476 [link for UQ students].
  • Liddle, Dallas. “Reflections on 20,000 Victorian Newspapers: ‘distant Reading’ the Times Using the Times Digital Archive.” Journal of Victorian Culture 17, no. 2 (2012): 230-237 [link for UQ students].

Practical Session:

Introduction to Text Analytics Software: Leximancer,


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