This Institute mentored humanists as they explored the development of agent based models as tools for pursuing existing or newly proposed research projects. A variety of simulation techniques were addressed, including complex adaptive systems, agent based modeling, and connectionist networks. Humanists selected from a range of disciplines worked not only with technical experts, but also with other humanists already familiar with simulation methods. In the second year of the Institute, participants provided presentations on their progress at three national conferences and during the final gathering discussed plans for continuing their efforts.
Computer Simulations in the Humanities
The first institute was held on the main campus of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The second institute was coordinated with the conference sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Complex Systems Institute at UNC Charlotte's uptown campus.