Visualizing Literacy and Historical Networks with Gephi

Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 12:00pm1:30pm

Seminar Room 625/626, Penn Library, 3420 Walnut Street

Visualizing Literacy and Historical Networks with Gephi

Ryan Cordell

Assistant Professor of English
Founding Core Faculty Member, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
Northeastern University

In this workshop Cordell will discuss the affordances and limitations of Gephi—a network analysis tool developed primarily for modern social science research—for illuminating relationships in literary and historical datasets, situating his discussion of this specific tool within a wider conversation about network analysis and visualization methods. Cordell will ground these discussions in hands-on work using sample data from Mapping the Republic of Letters and his own Viral Texts project.

Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration required. Please email us with your name and academic affiliation.


Our T&T Luncheons are informal show-and-tell sessions where digital researchers share their knowledge about specific tools or methods of DH research. These luncheons are open to all members of the Penn community. Food and drink are provided.

T&T Luncheons may be led by researchers from SAS, from other schools at Penn, or from other universities. Most sessions are conducted by recent recipients of DH Forum training grants. We award approximately 12 of these each year to enable graduate students or occasionally faculty to attend classes at a DH Institute or other established certification program in digital research methods. After receiving their training, our awardees lead a T&T luncheon to share some of what they learned.

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