With funding from the NEH program Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics at UCLA is hosting a summer institute entitled "Networks and Network Analysis for the Humanities." The institute will be held next summer, from August 15 - 27, 2010.
The institute will focus on the study of large corpora to see how complex networks enable ideas, language, and texts to move across time and space. As the organizer's note, "In recent years, attention has been drawn in both the academic and popular press to the ubiquity of networks in everyday life, from communications networks to investment networks to power transmission networks to social networks. As a result of this increasing awareness, the study of the different types of networks that link us together, and the analysis of the structure of those networks has risen to greater and greater prominence not only in the mathematical and social sciences but also in the Humanities. The institute, housed at UCLA, features lectures and tutorials from some of the leading scholars in network analysis and visualization."
This interdisciplinary institute will feature prominent guest lecturers from across the humanities, mathematics, and computer science.