This year´s summer school on advanced social network analysis will be dedicated to network models of culture and discourse. The nexus between words and networks offers new possibilities to understand the impact of culture and language use in social networks and vice versa. Scholars use a variety of different approaches, qualitative content based (e.g. QSA qualitative structural analysis, content analysis), quantitative analysis (e.g. automated content analysis, text mining), or a combination of both (e.g. DNA discourse network analysis).
In this advanced seminar, we introduce some of these methods in lectures combined with hands-on-tutorials. Network models of culture and discourse from a sociological as well as a political science perspec-tive will be the focus of the upcoming summer school Polnet Plus, which will be organized by Boris Holzer (Department of Sociology) and Volker Schneider (Department of Politics and Public Admin-istration) at the University of Konstanz at May 24 and 25, 2019.
Various sessions will introduce the participants into the topic of the collection and analysis of net-work models of culture and discourse. The summer school includes a keynote speech by Prof. Alexander Mehler from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, where he is a professor for Computational Humanities / Text Technology and heads the Text Technology Lab as part of the Institute of Informatics.
In addition, we offer a pre-summer school refresher Network Analysis with R, starting from Wednesday (May 22) until Friday (May 24) morning (see timetable) for newcomers and partici-pants without basic knowledge in R and Social Network Analysis.
Pre-Summer School Refresher
Wednesday (May 22) until Thursday (May 23)
Petr Ocelík & Lukáš Lehotský offer a Complementary Pre-Summer School Refresher for newcomers and participants without basic knowledge in R and Social Network Analysis.
Location: Library of the University of Konstanz, Room: J 213
|Wednesday, May 22||Thursday, May 23|
13.30 – 15.00
15.15 - 16.45
Polnet+ Summer School
Network Models of Culture and Discourse
Friday, May 24, 9:30 - 18:30 and Saturday, May 25, 9:00 - 14:00,
Bischofsvilla, location outside the University of Konstanz campus in the city, Otto-Adam-Str. 5, 78467 Konstanz
|Friday (May 24)||Saturday (May 25)|
Volker Schneider & Boris Holzer
Applications of DNA
Felix Bossner und Adrian Rinscheid
|10.00 – 11.30 |
Culture and Networks
Boris Holzer & Achim Edelmann
|11.45 – 13.15 |
Ideational Networks in Policy-Making
Volker Schneider & Ines Imbert
|Short lunch break|
Discourse Network Analysis
Melanie Nagel & Keiichi Satoh
|15.30- 17.00 |
Analyzing Event Networks
Keynote „ Linguistic Networks in Digital and Computational Humanities“
by Prof. Alexander Mehler