Please join us on March 9, 4:00-5:00 pm, for a DH@Wake Speaker Series Event, The Shape of Emotions: A Sentiment Analysis of Cicero’s Speeches in Latin. Dr. Caitlin Marley, Department of World Languages and Cultures at Bowling Green State University, will share her research on Marcus Tullius Cicero, in which she applies distant reading techniques to his corpus to gain a more complete view of this political figure in ancient Roman history. Marley will discuss the application of digital humanities methods such as a stylometric analysis of Cicero’s entire corpus, a sentiment analysis of his orations, and a network analysis of his letters. She will also discuss Digital Cicero, where she has created interactive visualizations of the sentiment employed in Cicero’s speeches and Cicero’s networks of correspondents. You can read more about her digital humanities work in the Society for Classical Studies blog post, Digitally Mapping Cicero’s Networks, Letters, and Emotions.

The event will be held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link: All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend!

This is the second lecture in the DH@Wake Speaker Series. Our first was held in fall 2019, when Dr. Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska, spoke about his work with the Walt Whitman Archive.