Making Sense of Negotiated Text at Scale: a workshop
How do we evaluate the relationship between different iterations of ideas in text form?
Registration is required: please email Pip Willcox with your name, email address, and access and dietary requirements
This workshop brings together experts from four projects which are using digital methods to analyze, understand, and re-present negotiated texts. Taking UK government policy documents, the creation of the American Constitution, current political debate, and the economic cost of political language as their subject matter, each speaker will outline the motivation for their work and the approaches they have taken towards answering questions such as:
- Are government regulations becoming more or less business friendly?
- Which State’s representatives contributed the most successful proposals to the American Constitution?
- What common threads of agreement are there in differing political viewpoints?
- How much money does it take to change the language in the US Congress?
This workshop will be of interest to people working in history, politics, computational linguistics, visualization, or the application of digital innovation to research.
Alfie Abdul-Rahman is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre where she develops web-based visualization tools for humanities scholars, including for the Quill Project.
Nicholas Cole is a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College Oxford, specializing in the history of political thought and American Constitutional History, and directs the Quill Project.
Abhishek Dasgupta is a doctoral student at Exeter College, studying Foundations, Logic, and Structures in the Department of Computer Science.
David Doyle is an Associate Professor of Latin American Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, and co-investigator of the Fell-funded Measuring Government Policy with Text Analysis project.
Félix Krawatzek is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow based at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College.
David Price co-founded DebateGraph with the former Australian cabinet minister Peter Baldwin and has led DebateGraph’s projects with, amongst others, the UK Prime Minister’s Office, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, CNN, the European Commission, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Radoslaw Zubek is an Associate Professor of European Politics, a Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, and principal investigator of the Fell-funded Measuring Government Policy with Text Analysis project.
This workshop is convened by:
- Centre for Digital Scholarship
- TORCH Negotiated Text Network
- TORCH Critical Visualization Network
- Quill Project
- Measuring Government Policy with Text Analysis
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