Responses from Twitter

The Journal of Digital Humanities “catches the good” by surfacing and highlighting valuable material published on the open web. For this issue we will go one step further, and solicit responses to this edition’s take on topic modeling in the digital humanities.

We offer two ways to provide your response. On this page you can see the Twitter conversation surrounding this issue, identified by the #JDHTopics hashtag. On another page, you can see comments and links to longer pieces that respond to the content of this issue.

We will then provide a summary and analysis of the comments, using both topic modeling and close reading.* You can point to work made before the publication of this issue, but our own topic modeling of the comments will be limited to pieces created between April 11 and May 11.

We have two goals with this open call for comments. First, we want to give the community a space to really discuss and engage with the content of the issue. Second, we want to provide readers the chance to see the topic modeling of a corpus they are helping to create. Ultimately, we hope to help readers gain a better understanding of this somewhat opaque method.


*The responses did not provide a large enough corpus for topic modeling, however they remain here for you to read in full.