Sharing the Pain

By Brendan DooleyBaccio Giovannini, the Florentine resident in Paris, writing on 10 June 1602, goes straight into detail:“My Most Serene Lord and Patron: After my last  letter on the fourth, since so many purges and ointments and poultices did nothing…

Topic Modeling

Over the last decade topic modelling has become increasingly more popular among humanities scholars studying textual data. In a nutshell, topic modelling is an algorithmic tool that can identify the key topics of a text; furthermore, in a collection of…

Sampling

By Gabor M. Toth and Brendan Dooley Any way you look at it, our analysis of the documents in the Euronews Project involves sampling.  To understand early modern news culture we need  to take soundings within a vast amount of…

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