Digital Humanities Lab: Network Analysis and humanities
Network analysis helps researchers in humanities and other disciplines uncover patterns in data, including historical records, text including novels and other creative works, social media, and even particles in the Large Hadron Collider. It can prompt new research questions or generate representations of data that share research outcomes or encourage collaboration. Come along to this webinar to hear about network analysis in history, theatre and performance studies, and particle physics.
Dr Gareth Pritchard, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide, is a historian of twentieth-century Europe with a particular interest in the social and political history of the 1940s, he is currently working on a monograph entitled Power and Violence in the 1940s, which explores the impact of World War II on the micropolitics of power relations.
Associate Professor Jonathan Bollen, Theatre and Performance Studies, School of Arts and Media, UNSW Sydney, researches performance, mobility and desire. In addition to publishing books on Variety in the Asia Pacific, the global history of Ibsen's A Doll's House, and masculinities in Australian theatre, Jonathan has published on data models for theatre research and contributed to AusStage, IbsenStage and the Philippine Performance Archive.
Associate Professor Martin White, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide, is a particle astrophysicist, using searches in astrophysics and particle physics experiments to find and test new theories of what the universe is made of and how it came to be. He has recently developed novel network analysis techniques for discovering new particles at the Large Hadron Collider.