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Date(s) - 28/02/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

eLab, Mediastudies (BG1)


From Networks to Maps is the first session of a three-part Digital History Workshop series devoted to Geographic Information System (GIS).

GIS is the digital toolbox for researchers working with geographic and spatial data. This session will be focused on the interplay of spatial analysis and network analysis software. Ivan Kisjes en Jolanda Visser of the CREATE team will introduce us to the basic functionalities of GIS and we will practice hands-on with the GeoLayout plugin of the popular Network Analysis tool Gephi. The aim is to familiarise ourselves with software that allow us to analyse socio-historical networks as situated within their particular geospatial environments.

For further information, please contact Hanna Jansen at h.e.jansen@uva.nl

General Workshop Information

– Workshops are held on a regular, monthly basis.
– No previous experience with digital research tools is required. Preparatory readings will be distributed.
– Workshops are meant for hands-on practice. We expect participants to bring a laptop and to install the software we provide you with in advance of the workshop.
– Workshops are informal and open to everyone interested in exploring digital data and tools. Newcomers are invited to prepare by reading the following introduction: Graham, S., Milligan, I., & Weingart, S. (2015). Exploring big historical data: The historian’s macroscope. London: Imperial College Press. Available online.

Ivan Kisjes works as a programmer at the CREATE project. He was trained as an archaeologist, conducting research on early urbanization in Mexico and Iraq. He has been working with GIS since 1998 and has also contributed to the GIS of UvA projects in classical archaeology.

Jolanda Visser is a researcher at the CREATE program, working on the CineMaps project. She previously worked as a lecturer at VU Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit) in 2012-2015, department for Comparative Arts & Media Studies. She has conducted independent research into the Amsterdam cinema The Movies, and has written the book Samen naar de Movies – 100 jaar bioscoop op de Haarlemmerdijk (2012).

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