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Symposium: Investigating (with) Big Data

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Keynote Speakers: Dawn Knight (Cardiff University); Linda Naughton (Jisc)

Big Data has provided new ways of empirical research, theorizing, and interpreting a wide range of artefacts and processes in both the humanities and social sciences. Yet these new ways have also affected approaches to, and understandings of, research. The questions (and concerns) raised by scholars have consequences for the collection, interpretation, and use of Big Data. What are the theoretical, practical, and pedagogical problems of working with and critiquing Big Data, its collection, investigation and use? What can the social sciences and the humanities teach each other about Big Data and its analysis?

Sponsored by Cardiff University’s Digital Humanities Network, this one-day symposium seeks to bring both humanities and social science perspectives to the field of Big Data to think about critical uses and useful critiques of ‘datafication’ in humanities and social sciences research. It explores Big Data-based research and investigations, questions surrounding the generation, use and interpretation of Big Data, and the risks and challenges of Big Data.

Registration is free for delegates but places are limited. The deadline for registration is 20 May 2017.

Provisional Programme: Details TBC shortly.

Speakers include: Andreas Buerki, Martin Chorley, Lina Dencik, Ian Harvey, Dawn Knight, Glyn Mottershead, Linda Naughton, Omer Rana, Luke Roach.

Organisers: Keir Waddington, Anthony Mandal.

Research Associate: Michael Goodman.

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