Introducing Text Analysis in the Classroom

Introducing Text Analysis in the Classroom

Digital tools for text analysis can provide Humanities scholars with a new way to see patterns in texts and formulate questions. In the classroom, these tools can be used to engage student discussion around seemingly disparate texts.

This introductory workshop will demonstrate the new text mining database Digital Scholar Lab from Gale. Digital Scholar Lab allows for relatively easy analysis of primary source documents. This workshop will explore ways instructors can use the tools in Scholar Lab to illuminate patterns in digital texts in their classes, allowing for deeper understanding of and engagement with archival documents.

By the end of the session, you will be able to create a sample dataset, walk through a simple analysis, and explore possible use cases for teaching.

This workshop will be offered as an online session via Zoom. You must register for this workshop to receive the Zoom link via a confirmation email. On the day of the workshop, use the link to join the session.  

This workshop will be recorded. Register to attend the live session or to receive a copy of the recording.

Contact Kristina De Voe at with any questions.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration is required. There are 34 seats available.