Please attend the following workshop by Ryan Horne, candidate finalist for the Academic Administrator position for the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA.
Note: event time has been changed to 11am-12:30pm.
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Linked open data and network analysis are concepts that have applications in many fields, including humanities, science, and business. Despite their potential for providing unique insights, these approaches are often viewed as difficult to master and expensive to undertake. Dr. Ryan Horne will demonstrate how free tools can be utilized at any level of technical proficiency to create networks and connect the results to a larger community of digital projects. He will use his current work on the Black Lunch Table, a digital humanities project that focuses on dialogue examining racial issues, to illustrate how these approaches can transform our understanding of connectivity and online archives. Ryan Horne is currently a post-doctoral fellow in digital history at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow and director of the Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC Chapel Hill, where he earned his Ph.D. in History in 2015. Prior to his return to academia, Ryan was a software engineer at Lockheed Martin. Ryan creates digital humanities projects, software, and methodologies that uniquely combine geospatial, textual, and social network analysis. He is also a comparative historian who examines identity formation, spatial humanities, and the interplay of hegemonic power and civil opposition in borderland communities.