This workshop will also introduce you to two powerful software packages: Gephi (network analysis) and OpenRefine (data cleaning). No prior experience is required. Participants are asked to bring a laptop with Gephi and OpenRefine installed (instructions for downloading the free software can be found at http://gephi.org and http://openrefine.org ). If you have problems installing either, come anyway and CDH staff will help you get setup.
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.