Centre for Digital Humanities


CDH Workshop: Network visualization – introductory Gephi course for humanities staff

Event details

28 November 2023
13:00 - 17:00
Digital Humanities Workspace - Room 0.32
Drift 27 (Room 0.32), Utrecht, 3512 BR

In this interactive workshop, Jeroen Bakker and Sander Prins, researchers at Data School, will introduce you to the core concepts of network analysis, after which you’ll go hands-on with open-source network visualization sofware Gephi to study a large-scale social media conversation. After this hands-on session, you will be able to conduct a network research on a large dataset.

Network visualization of one and a half million tweets.

Networks are all around us. The relationship between friends on Facebook, money flows between businesses, or characters in a novel: they can all be studied as parts of a network. These types of analyses can open up a wealth of new perspectives, granting insights into the dynamics of social and cultural phenomena that could not be discovered through traditional methods.

Getting started with network analysis can be daunting, however. This course for humanities staff aims to take away the initial hurdles of data collection, preparation and visualization by offering an accessible entry into the world of networks. In this interactive workshop you will be introduced to the core concepts of network analysis, after which you will go hands-on with open-source network visualization software Gephi to study a large-scale social media conversation. You will learn how to detect communities, find important actors within the debate and filter for relevant data.

DCU compensation

If you are a teacher at the Faculty of Humanities, upon completion the CDH will automatically settle a DCU compensation of 5 hours with your department, which equals 0,23 DCUs.

To secure your spot, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that you are unable to attend the workshop, we kindly request that you cancel your registration by sending an email to CDH@uu.nl. This will allow us to offer the vacant spot to another interested participant. Thank you for your cooperation.