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Mar 1, 17:00
Jessica Werneke’s presentation ‘Artistic Photojournalism: Soviet Photography in the 1950s and 1960s
Apr 10 – Apr 13
XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
Online registration (without presentation) is open till March 16, 2018 
Apr 26 – Apr 30
Conference on 'The modes of thinking, the ways of speaking'
May 15 – May 18
International Conference on Statistical Methods Application for Analysis of Economics and Society
Abstract submission deadline: March 20, 2018 

Anna Karenina’s Social Networks: HSE Researchers Conduct Workshop in Germany

The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, one of the oldest universities in Germany, hosted a three-day workshop on social network analysis of literary texts conducted by Daniil Skorinkin, Lecturer at the School of Linguistics, and Frank Fischer, Associate Professor at the School.

Lecturers, PhD and master’s students of the Julius Maximilian University took part in the event. Most of the participants were young researchers and representatives of ‘junior research groups’ engaged in computational literary studies.

The main topics of the workshop were extracting references to characters and relations among them from literary texts, visualization of social networks (graphs) and various statistical metrics applicable to these networks. The participants learned to work in Gephi - the programme for graphical visualization, and practiced statistics skills using NetworkX library for Python.

Many participants prepared complete high-quality data extracted from literary corpora, which helped to apply the tools mentioned above to actual data, to build graphs and to measure centrality for the characters of hundreds of European novels of the 19th century.