Global Literary Networks Fall 2013 Workshop

November 8-9, 2013
Regenstein Library, Room 122

Global Literary Networks held an intensive two-day workshop bringing together specialists from several fields, including network visualization, network analysis, database design, statistical reasoning, and literary modernism. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the project’s broader theoretical and methodological aims while also developing a long-term strategy for building out the project’s technical infrastructure.

The workshop ran as a series of informal discussions, break-out meetings, and programming sessions. These activities were organized around four major themes: Big Questions, Network Analysis, Qualitative vs. Statistical Reasoning, Data Management and Archive. Through these themes, the team hoped to concretize the major questions driving the project; outline case-studies, computational methods, and digital tools that can best address these questions; and generate a conceptual vocabulary that facilitates the flow of intellectual traffic between qualitative and quantitative approaches. 

November 8th (Friday)

12:00 p.m.  Welcome Lunch in Regenstein Library, Room 122

1:00 p.m.  Introductory Remarks

1:15 p.m.  Session One (The Big Questions)

               Presentations by Hoyt, Richard, and Tom on the Project

               Group Discussion

2:00 p.m.  Small Group Meetings

3:00 p.m.  Coffee Break

3:15 p.m.  Session Two (Network Analysis)

               Group Discussion

4:00 p.m.  Small Group Meetings

5:00 p.m.  Break

7:00 p.m.  Working Dinner and Hack Night at Hyatt Hotel, Second Floor Meeting Room


November 9th (Saturday)

10:00 a.m. Session Three (Qualitative vs. Statistical Reasoning) in Regenstein Library, Room 122

               Group Discussion

11:00 a.m. Small Group Meetings

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m.  Session Four (Data Management and the Archive)

               Group Discussion

2:15 p.m.  Small Group Meetings

3:15 p.m.  Coffee Break

3:30 p.m.  Wrap-Up Session

5:00 p.m.  Workshop Concludes

6:30 p.m.  Dinner in Hyde Park at A10

Invited Participants:

Jeremy Braddock, Associate Professor of English, Cornell University

Elijah Meeks, Digital Humanities Specialist, Stanford University Libraries

Peter Leonard, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research, Yale University

Scott Weingart, Information Science and History of Science, Indiana University


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