DH 102 // Network Methodology

Mackenzie Brooks

October 16, 2018

Readings

  • 2-3 main points
  • 1 thing you didn't understand
  • 1 question for class
  1. Networks Analysis
  2. Demystifying Networks, Part 1
  3. Demystifying Networks, Part 2
  4. Network Theory, Plot Analysis

Networks Analysis

  • Citation analysis
  • "only as useful as its data"
  • Comparing results of network analysis with your own hypotheses
  • "using graphs to become smitten with one's own data"

Demystifying Networks

  • Be careful with networks!
  • Using networks means that your connections matter (a lot).
  • You will have to simplify your humanistic data to fit it into a network.
  • Edges are a layer of interpretation

Network Theory, Plot Analysis

  • Networks by hand
  • Network theory vs. networks
  • Reflection on analysis

methodology review

  • Kindred Britain
  • Belfast Group Poetry
  • Mapping the Republic of Letters
  • Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
  • Preliminaries Project
  • Prosop (in development)
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Linked Jazz
  • Signs @ 40 Cocitation Network

methodology review

  • who is involved?
  • what are they doing?
  • how are they doing it?
  • standards/design

Unit 2 data sets

  1. Shenandoah index
  2. Tom Carter's personal library
  3. Stonewall Jackson Cemetery database
  4. President Wilson's coeducation correspondence