14 juni 2017
Room 011, Gravensteen Building, Pieterskerkhof 6, Leiden

Dit is een Engelstalige bijeenkomst.

After the fruitful first meeting at NIOD, we would like to invite you to join us for the second Mind, Text, and Mining seminar at the Centre for Digital Scholarship of Leiden University.

In various academic fields texts are analysed for indicators of speaker personality, or speaker emotions like disgust, anger, and happiness: concepts which have been shown to drive political behaviour or to represent opinions, attitudes or emotionality in relation to certain topics. Quantitative analysis or ‘mining’ of these psychological constructs in the study of historical, social, and political phenomena is burgeoning.

To learn more about these developments, we are forming a multidisciplinary group of interested and active researchers in the Netherlands by means of a regularly occurring seminar in which best practices in applied work, new methodologies, and substantive new findings are exchanged and discussed. We aim for a group of committed members who intend to participate on a regular basis.

  • Programme of the second Mind, Text, and Mining seminar:
  • Welcome by Laurents Sesink, director of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at Leiden University.
  • Presentation by dr. Peter Verhaar on theory in digital scholarship
  • Roundtable discussion on the relation between theory and text mining


  • Date and time: June 14, 2017 | 3-5PM
  • Location: Room 011, Gravensteen Building, Pieterskerkhof 6, Leiden

The number of participants is limited. If you want to participate, please send an email to Martijn Schoonvelde (h.j.m.schoonvelde@vu.nl). Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your colleagues.

Kind regards,

Martijn Schoonvelde (VU University)

Mark Dechesne (Leiden University)

Milan van Lange (NIOD)