Monthly Archives: January 2013

Digital resources for Social Sciences at the British Library

Our second event began with an introduction to digital resources for social scientists at the British Library. The speakers were:

An overview of Event 2, including a link to Peter and John’s presentation, is available on the British Library Social Sciences Research blog.


Our second event

The second event in the Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology seminar series was held on 7th December at the British Library in London.

Speakers at the event were Peter Webster and John Kaye, discussing the digital resources available for social sciences at the British Library; Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton on his work on sentiment analysis for the social web; Sue Thomas, DeMontfort University, on developing the concept of ‘technobiophilia’ and the use of digital tools to aid research across diverse disciplines; and a telecast from danah boyd, Microsoft Research / New York University / Harvard Berkman Center on strategies for capturing ethnographic data in a networked era.

In addition, ten PhD researchers gave lively and focused ‘PechaKucha’ style presentation. The format for these lightening talks was 10 slides showing an image (or a small piece of text), each displayed for 20 seconds, or 3 minutes and 20 seconds in total. You can find some of the materials for these talks here.

If you missed the event and would like to find out what was discussed, video interviews with Mike and Sue are being uploaded on our YouTube channel.

One of our delegates and Pecha Kucha presenters, Amy Guy, has written about the event here.

We also have a Storify of conversations around the day, including Twitter coverage (you can also search on Twitter for the hashtag #DMMM2).