GhentCDH affiliated-project TIC-Belgium is organising an international doctoral workshop entitled Tracing mobilities and socio-political activism: 19th-20th centuries on 29 June - 1 July 2016 at the Mundaneum - 76 Rue de Nimy, Mons.
The aim of the workshop is to explore to what extent the notion of ‘mobility’ in current cultural and social theory (eg. Stephen Greenblatt, John Urry) can be fruitfully applied in historical research. Mobilities can be seen as cross-border movements of persons, objects, texts and ideas.
As well as a number of keynote lectures, including Prof. dr. Christian Topalov, from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), during the workshop, PhD students will present case studies in which they explore the notions of mobility and activism. They will also reflect on methodological issues, for instance the usage of text mining, social network analysis and data visualization techniques in the humanities and social sciences.
The doctoral workshop will be followed Nodegoat community meeting which include a series of showcases of projects using Nodegoat, the web-based data management, network analysis and visualisation environment, organised by DARIAH-BE.
If you would like to attend the workshop, please sign up by sending an email to Stéphanie Manfroid by 23 June 2016.