Adam Anderson--Three Centuries of Comparative Demographic Analysis of Ancient Social Networks: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Adam Anderson, Postdoctoral Fellow & Lecturer, Digital Humanities, UC Berkeley
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Adam G. Anderson joined UC Berkeley in 2017 as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities at Berkeley. He is currently a lecturer in Digital Humanities and Data Science. As an academic coordinator for Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Adam is co-author and designer of the Theory and Methods curriculum for the DigHum Minor and Certificate Program. He is a co-coordinator for the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and Computational Text Analysis Working Group (CTAWG), as well as the topic area lead in Network Analysis and Text Analysis at the D-Lab. His work brings together the fields of computational linguistics, archaeology and Assyriology / Sumerology to quantify the social and economic landscapes emerging during the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East. His research interests include network analysis, archival studies, geospatial mapping and language modeling. He applies these mixed methods to large datasets of ancient texts and archaeological records, in order to explain the hierarchical roles, positions, and prosopographies of individuals and groups within ancient societies.
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