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Mon 27 Jan 2020
12:30 - 14:30

Venue: Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Provided by: Cambridge Digital Humanities


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Network Analysis for Humanities Scholars
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Mon 27 Jan 2020

Description

This workshop is a very basic introduction to network analysis for humanities scholars. It will introduce the concepts of networks, nodes, edges, directed and weighted networks, bi- and multi-partite networks. It will give an overview of the kinds of things that can be thought about through a network framework, as well as some things that can’t. And it will introduce key theories, including weak ties, and small worlds. There will be an activity where participants will build their own test data set that they can then visualise. In the second half of the workshop we will cover some networks metrics including various centrality measures, clustering coefficient, community detection algorithms. It will include an activity introducing one basic web-based tool that allows you to run some of these algorithms and will provide suggestions for routes forward with other tools and coding libraries that allows quantitative analysis.

Attendees should bring their own laptops.

Ruth Ahnert is Professor of Literary History & Digital Humanities at Queen Mary University of London, and is currently leading two large AHRC-funded projects: Living with Machines, and Networking Archives. She is author of The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century (2013), and co-author of Tudor Networks of Power, and The Network Turn (both forthcoming).

Target audience

Early Career Researchers (PhD students and postdoctoral researchers)

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 27 Jan   12:30 - 14:30 12:30 - 14:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room map
Theme
Machine Reading the Archive

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