Digital Scholarship Seminar Workshops

From time to time we organise special workshops according to the requirements of members of the Digital Scholarship Seminar. Here are some recent events below.

 

Applying Network Science to Humanities Resources

23 April 2015

Leaders: Prof. Ralph Kenna, Applied Mathematics Research Centre, Coventry University
Dr Pádraig Mac Carron, SENRG, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

The workshop introduced humanities scholars with an interest in creating and understanding networks to the principles of graph theory. It was run by two leaders in the field of applied networks, who have successfully created networks of Irish mythological sources, Old Norse sagas and other diverse data-sets, which has allowed a re-examination of familiar material and posed new questions of old sources. Along with outlining their methodology and demonstrating their results, Prof. Kenna and Dr Mac Carron assisted attendees in creating and analysing their own networks.

 

Workshop on Communicating Research using Video

6 May 2014

Leader: Eileen Lauster, NUI Galway

A workshop exploring strategies for disseminating research activity using video content. The workshop was lead by Eileen Lauster, Research Assistant at the Responding to Child to Parent Violence project (www.rcpv.eu) in the School of Political Science and Sociology and an experienced film-maker and editor (www.busterdrive.com). Covered how to create video content with graphical, still image, audio and live action material, and how to edit this material using YouTube’s built-in tools.

 

Computational Stylometry Workshop

24 April 2014

Leader: Dr Francesca Benatti, Open University

A hands-on introduction to stylometric analysis using Stylo, a tool created for use in the statistical programming language R. Computational stylometry (or stylistics) is the study of how the stylistic features of texts can be measured through computer-aided statistical methods. In addition to authorship attribution, it may be used to investigate relationships between texts in such areas as gender, genre, and chronology. The workshop included an introduction to the history and theory of stylometry, and focused on the practical application of the Stylo package.