Hesburgh Libraries: CDS Workshop: Introduction to Text Mining (Wed. Aug. 30, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm)

Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Introduction to Text Mining
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eric Lease Morgan
This hands-on class affords participants to learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora such as a collection of books or journal articles. Sometimes called “distant” or “scalable” reading, text mining – a form of digital humanities research – is a way to literally count & tabulate the frequency of words (or phrases) in a text in order to find patterns & anomalies within it. Based on the resulting analysis, it is possible to more quickly learn what a corpus is about when compared to reading the corpus without the use of a computer. There are no prerequisites, but participants may want to bring their own laptop to the session.

Unless otherwise noted, all CDS workshops take place in the CDS Classroom (Room 129), Hesburgh Library 1st Floor Northeast.
Questions? cds@nd.edu

American Latino Experience Building Curatorial Excellence Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

American Latino Experience Building Curatorial Excellence Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Armed Forces History

The Division of Armed Forces History is currently accepting applications for a one year Pre-Doctoral fellowship of $37,700 total (includes $5000 from Museum for travel and expenses) that would offer an opportunity for a fellow to conduct independent research or study focused on the experiences of Latino Americans relating to the United States military. This includes the history of Latino participation in the military, its link to citizenship, and the impact of military service on Latinos, their families, and their communities. The Fellow will have an opportunity to receive training in interpreting the existing collections through documenting American Latino stories in the collection and learning how to build new collections in the Armed Forces Division. Just as critically the Fellow will gain personal skills in collections curation, preservation, and exhibition production.

As part of this project, the Fellow will also have an opportunity to conduct independent research on a project of his or her own choosing, which relates to the history of Latino military history. A possible topic, for example, might entail the exploration of the 65th Infantry Division “Borinqueneers” history particularly during the Korean War (recent recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, which is in our collections).Over the course of a year, the Fellow may learn about pinpointing potential objects for collection and documenting this story; this may entail collecting and researching objects, and also conducting oral histories.

Photograph of members of the 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War.
Members of the 65th Infantry Regiment pose for a photo after a firefight during the Korean War. The regiment consisted primarily of Puerto Rican soldiers who spoke mainly Spanish and prided themselves on having mustaches. By 1953, the regiment’s soldiers had earned 14 Silver Stars, 23 Bronze Stars for valor and 67 Purple Hearts. 

C.L.R. Fellowship – Apply Now!

C.L.R. James Research Fellowship


Application Deadline–January 15, 2018

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the 2018 C.L.R. James Research Fellowship to support research towards the completion of a dissertation or publication of a book. Named after Afro-Trinidadian theorist C.L.R. James, the research fellowships are intended to promote research in black intellectual history by graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members at any rank. Three fellowships of $2000 will be awarded this year to help cover the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research. One of these awards will be reserved for a scholar who is currently working or studying at an HBCU. The award will be announced formally at the AAIHS Conference. Membership in AAIHS is required.

All application materials should be received by January 15, 2018. Please send the following documents in a single PDF document: short c.v. (no more than 3 pages), 3-5 page project proposal, budget, and arrange to have one letter of recommendation sent to AAIHS (aaihs10@gmail.com).

Applicants will be notified in March 2018. Funds must be used by December 30, 2018. Recipients will be required to submit a detailed report to the conference chair. Graduate student applicants must have passed their qualifying exams.

2017-2018 Prize Committee

Dr. Christopher CameronUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte (chair)

Dr. Devyn BensonDavidson College 

Dr. Ashley D. FarmerBoston University 

*Please do not email submissions to the committee–send all submissions and inquires directly to AAIHS (aaihs10@gmail.com)

Previous Recipients
  • Crystal EddinsMichigan State University
  • Garrett FelberUniversity of Michigan
  • Brian LefresneUniversity of Guelph
  • Merve FejzulaUniversity of Cambridge