Centre for Digital Humanities


CDH workshop: Social media data – introductory 4CAT course for humanities staff

Event details

07 November 2023
13:00 - 15:00
Digital Humanities Workspace - Room 0.32
Drift 27 (Room 0.32), Utrecht, 3512 BR

In this interactive workshop, Sander Prins and Jeroen Bakker, researchers at Data School, will introduce you to social media data collection and analysis. After this hands-on session, you will be able to gather social media data yourself using 4CAT: the Capture and Analysis Toolkit, which doesn’t require any programming experience.

The Centre for Digital Humanities recently launched its own installation of the 4CAT toolkit, originally developed by the Digital Methods Initiative. This web-based toolkit enables you to collect and directly analyze data from various social media platforms such as Twitter, Telegram, Instagram, and TikTok.

During this entry-level workshop, you will explore the capabilities of 4CAT for data gathering and exploration. You will also have the opportunity to compile your own datasets for research purposes.

The tutorial part of this workshop lasts from 13:00 to 15:00 hrs. After that, participants have the option to stay until 16:00 for individual application-related questions regarding their education and/or research.

DCU compensation

If you are a teacher at the Faculty of Humanities, the CDH will automatically settle a DCU compensation of 3 hours with your department after completion, which equals 0,14 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.