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Seminar “History as Data Science”

Date and time: December 14 (Fri), 2018, 13:30-15:00
Venue: Conference Room 1 on the 10th floor of Building #3, Waseda Campus
Open to all students, faculty members, and the general public
Participation: No registration required
Language: English
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly (Columbia University)

Title: History as Data Science
Dr. Connelly leads The History Lab at Columbia University, a team of scholars, designers, scientists, and engineers building tools to preserve the fabric of the past and provide lessons for the future. Historical research methods break down when the archive is made up of millions and eventually billions of electronic messages. Keyword-searching seems like an easy fix, but it can’t recreate past worlds or reveal unexpected connections. What tools will future historians use to take on the coming avalanche of electronic records? The History Lab develops various tools that offer solutions to the problem like this one and others. In his presentation, he will discuss the rationale and goals of the History Lab as well as promises and challenges faced by the computational approach to the study of history.

Hosted by: Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) and Top Global University Project, Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy
Organizer: Shuhei Kurizaki (Professor, the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, [email protected])

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Conference Room 1 on the 10th floor of Building #3, Waseda Campus


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