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Digital Humanities Workshop: Web scraping: Getting started with WGet

A Digital Humanities workshop
Date20 March 2020
Time11:30 to 13:30
PlaceDigital Humanities Laboratory

Seminar Room 1

Sign up required. Starting with an introduction to scripting on your computer’s command line interface, you'll learn how to write short scripts that automate the bulk downloading of web pages. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will get support in trying to scrape a website of your choice. In the same workshop, you'll learn about The Programming Historian, an online journal that publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, and on whose lessons this workshop is based.

Details and sign up on Eventbrite.

 

The workshop is designed for anybody who is interested in working with web data, regardless of your level of experience. It's also a great foundational workshop for humanities researchers who are intrigued by digital methods, but not sure where to begin.

With this primer on the command line interface and The Programming Historian, you'll also be well-placed to begin independent study in digital methods, and to acquire other skills useful for your research.


ProviderDigital Humanities
OrganizerUniversity of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab
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