Call for Participation: Network Theory and Analysis Summer Workshop
As part of our Digital Scholarship Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bucknell University invites participation in a three-day summer workshop introducing Network Theory and Network Analysis.
Network-based approaches, which investigate phenomena as patterns of relationship between elements, have emerged as a powerful method for analysis across a variety of disciplines. Social scientists have used the technique to study social organization and collective action, humanists have applied it to understand how texts emerge out of networks of correspondence, and biologists have studied the networks of interaction that link organisms into ecosystems.
This workshop, given on the campus of Bucknell University on June 12-13, and August 15, will introduce faculty to the Network Analysis method via a selection of case studies demonstrating how the technique has been successfully applied to diverse research questions. In addition, faculty will participate in guided demonstrations of the techniques used in the case studies using the network visualization tool Gephi. Finally, faculty will have the opportunity to find network data relevant to their own research agenda, and practice building visualizations of this data using a variety of techniques and approaches.
To facilitate this data-development step, the three days of the workshop will be divided into two segments. The first two days of meetings will be held June 12-13 and will focus on introduction to network techniques and building basic skills for network analysis and visualization. The final workshop day will be held August 15 and will allow faculty to explore and practice visualizing network data sets relevant to their research which they have found and developed during the intervening period.
On-campus housing will be provided for participants in this workshop the nights of June 12 & 13, and August 15.
To apply to participate in the workshop please fill out this online form.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact Andy Famiglietti, Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.