In the second lecture of our Digitising the Humanities: an Internationalisation at Home (I@H) Lecture Series, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Ruth Ahnert, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.
Dr. Ahnert's research employs digital methods from the field of Complex Networks to study Tudor letters. By examining the structure of the social networks of sixteenth-century correspondents, she manages to recuperate the roles of people who tend to be ignored in more traditional historical research. A famous writer or politician might have caught the headlines with a book or argument, but it often took a range of facilitators to keep the message alive. Students will learn about network analysis and see that through this method, scholars of Humanities can gain insights into complex relational processes. Students will learn about network analysis and see that through this method, scholars of Humanities can get insights into complex processes they could not examine otherwise.
The local commentator for this event is: Elisabeth Witzenhausen.
This lecture will take place on Wednesday 7 November at 15:00 - 17:00 in the Library Lab of the Faculty Library of Arts and Philosophy, Grond Floor (Loveling Wing), Rozier 44, Ghent. To attend this event, please complete our registration form.