We meet every two weeks for an informal, public colloquium consisting of 2 to 3 presenters each giving a brief 10-minute talk about the use of computational text analysis to study a particular research question. Each talk is followed by an informal 10-minute discussion between the entire assembly with the purpose of offering suggestions, advice, critiques, and new resources that may be of use to the presenter.
This particular colloquium format has been adopted to (1) help individual scholars advance their own text analysis research by harnessing the collective insights and knowledge of the NYC community and (2) to provide a forum to help facilitate discussions and collaborations between computational text analysis researchers at different universities in the NYC and the surrounding areas. The group organizers work in the field of digital literary studies, but scholars employing text analysis to work on a research problem in any discipline are happily invited to present their research.
Those interested in participating as a presenter should send an email to email@example.com with a brief abstract about the research question you wish to discuss.