Intro to Network Analysis

Workshop

October 24 04:30 – 06:00 PM
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B
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Want to find hidden connections in your sources? Make a beautiful network graph to show your findings? Learn what questions to ask of a graph?

Then come to the Center for Digital Humanities for a hands-on Introduction to Network Analysis. After this 90 minute workshop you will have made a network graph in Cytoscape, a software package for network analysis, AND learned how to identify which of your research questions are best answered with this powerful methodology.

No prior experience with network analysis or Cytoscape is required. Participants are asked to bring a laptop with Cytoscape installed (instructions for downloading the free software can be found at http://www.cytoscape.org/). If you have problems installing Cytoscape come 30mins early, and CDH staff will help you get set up.

About the instructor: Jean Bauer is the Associate Director for the Center for Digital Humanities and lead developer of Project Quincy, an open source software package for tracing historical networks through time and space. She has taught network analysis workshops for several years, most recently at the NEH funded workshop on Digital Methods for Military History held at Northeastern University.