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Call for participation: Methodological Workshop: Semantic Networks:  Applications in Social Science and Humanities

May 18-19 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia

Semantic network analysis is a mature yet still quickly advancing sub-domain of social science aiming to develop theories and techniques to better understand beliefs, meaning, identities, knowledge, discourse and language use in a wide range of application domains. These methods allow us to capture, model, analyze and visually represent the cognitive structures of organizations, groups and individuals, to compare them across scenarios, genres and domains, to trace their dynamics, and to relate them to other types of social structures. A range of methods and software products have been developed to accomplish these tasks.
This workshop includes:

  *   A series of lectures focused on methodological questions that are central to semantic network analysis, including data collection and preparation, extraction of semantic networks and social structures from textual material, and implications of findings;
  *   Presentations and discussions of empirical studies;
  *   A 6-hour hands-on tutorial that introduces participants to conducting semantic network analysis.

Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Johanne Saint-Charles, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Pierre Mongeau, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Alex Arenas, University of Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Vitaliano Barberio, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Host/ Venue: Centre for German and European Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (
Invited audience: researchers including PhD students and practitioners
To apply for attendance please submit your CV and a short letter on why you want to attend the event to: [log in to unmask]
Applications deadline: April 15, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified via email by April 22, 2013

Contact Information:
Nikita Basov
Centre for German and European Studies
Universitetskaya nab., 7/9
St. Petersburg, Russia
Tel./ Fax: +7 (812) 324 0885

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