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DHAsia Hands-On Clinic | Visualization and Analysis of Korean Genealogical Data using Cytoscape, with Javier Cha

April 28, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
CESTA, Wallenberg Hall, 4th Floor
Speaker: 
Javier Cha
Tom Mullaney

Computational history entails the processing of digitized or born-digital sources using software packages and algorithms designed for use in another discipline or industry. In addition, historians of East Asia may need to consider the support for Unicode encoding or rare Sinitic characters.

Javier Cha will demonstrate the strategies he developed to collate genealogical data and scrape a large amount of text with the aid of a macro program. Thereafter, he will discuss my adaptation of Cytoscape, a network visualization platform designed for bioinformatics, to analyze the robust ties of marriage that contributed to the self-perpetuation and regional division of the early modern Korean yangban aristocrats.

The marriage networks will be compared against the patterns of localization discovered through spatial data and text analysis.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although focused on the Korean case, the analytical approaches examined here are valuable for scholars working across Asia, on all time periods.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED | SPACE LIMITED | LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF | Please Contact Tom Mullaney (tsmullaney@stanford.edu)

Event Sponsor: 
Wallenberg Hall, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), History Department, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Contact Email: 
tsmullaney@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-721-1385