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Researching Digital Cultural Heritage - Pre-Conference Research Training

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Conference Room, Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson Building

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

University of Manchester

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This Reseach Training half-day aims to to introduce Research Students and Early Career Researchers to selected research methods and tools and discuss their benefits, challenges and applications in digital cultural heritage. It precedes the "Researching Digital Cultural Heritage" conference, which proposes a critical examination of established and emerging theoretical, methodological and analytical frameworks in researching cultural heritage spaces, objects, audiences and practices in the digital realm.

The programme is as follows:

12pm: Registration and Lunch
12.30pm: Social Network Analysis (Prof Martin Everett, University of Manchester)
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1.30pm: Text mining and topic modelling for heritage studies (Dr Chiara Bonacchi and Marta Krzyzanska, University College London)
This session will focus on text mining and topic modelling, their utility and challenges for research in cultural heritage studies. We will present ways of exploring large corpora of textual data through techniques such as term frequency, term association, and Latent Dirichlet Allocation. We will consider how these methods can be combined for close-up or distant investigation of thematic structures, in conjunction with sentiment analysis. Case studies will include web data e.g. collections of Facebook messages and tweets.
2.30pm: Break
3pm: Researching news and events on Twitter (Dr Chiara Zuanni, Victoria & Albert Museum)
This session will focus on data-mining approaches to track news and events on Twitter. It will present case studies in which online debates have enriched the understanding of heritage audiences and suggest possible methods to research online commentary on cultural events.
4pm: Opinion mining and sentiment analysis (Dr Lorna-Jane Richardson, Umeå University)
What can we find out about cultural heritage by extracting social opinion from digital communications? What do we need to do to collect these data, how can we approach and create research questions using these datasets, and what are some real-world applications of sentiment analysis and opinion mining in cultural heritage?
5pm: Finish

***Limited places available***

Contact: digitalheritageconference@gmail.com

If you have any dietary requirements, please email digitalheritageconference@gmail.com

Ellen Wilkinson building is number 77 on the campus map

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To register for the "Researching Digital Cultural Heritage" conference (30/11 - 1/12), please visit the conference's webpage

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