Workshop Program

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Sunday, October 6th  to Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

At The National Library of Israel and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


Sunday, October 6th, The National Library

17:00  Reception

17:30  Introduction

Milka Levy-Rubin, The National Library of Israel

Sinai Rusinek, Polonsky Academy at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Arie Dubnov, Haifa University


Opening lecture:

Electrifying the Via Lucis: crises, diasporas, communication technologies and republics of letters, past, present and future

Howard Hotson, University of Oxford

Monday, October 7th, VLJI upper hall


Scott Weingart, Indiana University

Introduction to Networks and Network Analysis for Humanists

11:00-11:30  Coffee Break


Marten Duering, Radboud University Nijmegen

The Emergence and Future of Historical Network Research between Social/ Quantitative History, Social Network Analysis and the Digital Humanities

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:30 Showcases

Arie Dubnov and Hannah Marcus, Stanford University

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Hannah Marcus

Mapping Galileo

Coffee Break

16:00-17:00  Project in progress presentation

Arie Dubnov and Sinai Rusinek

The Émigrés Lab and the Netzwerkerei

Tuesday, October 8th, VLJI 323

9:30-10:15  Showcase

Scott Weingart

Analysis of Two Large Corpora of Early Modern Letter Networks

Coffee Break

10:30-12:30  Hands-on workshop

Hannah Marcus and Marten Duering

From Text to Data: Building Your Data Set

Lunch Break

13:30-15:30  Hands-on workshop

Hannah Marcus

Using Google Refine for Messy Humanists and Fragmentary Data

Coffee Break

16:00-17:00:  Hands-on workshop

Scott Weingart

Citation Analysis Tools: Sci2 and the Network Workbench

Wednesday, October 9th, VLJI 323

9:00-10:00  Showcase

Marten Duering

Analysis of Support Networks for Jewish Refugees in the Third Reich

Coffee Break

10:30-12:30  Hands-on workshop

Hannah Marcus

Introduction to Network Analysis Tools

Lunch Break

13:30-15:30  Project in progress presentation

Glen Worthey, Stanford University

The Russian Formalists as Proto-Digital Humanists

Coffee Break

16:00-17:00  Roundtable discussion

Glen Worthey and the Workshop Presenters and Participants

How to Move from Here?