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Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Tom Ewing, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History (Book)
Title: Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History
Author: Katherine Randall
Author: E. Thomas Ewing
Abstract: This volume of original essays explores the power of network thinking and analysis for humanities research. Contributing authors are all scholars whose research focuses on a medical history topic—from the Black Death in fourteenth-century Provence to psychiatric hospitals in twentieth-century Alabama. The chapters take readers through a variety of situations in which scholars must determine if network analysis is right for their research; and, if the answer is yes, what the possibilities are for implementation. Along the way, readers will find practical tips on identifying an appropriate network to analyze, finding the best way to apply network analysis, and choosing the right tools for data visualization. All the chapters in this volume grew out of the 2018 Viral Networks workshop, hosted by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NIH), funded by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and organized by Virginia Tech.
Year: 2018
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Access Model: Open Access
Publisher: VT Publishing
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781949373011
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Viral Networks Website (Web Resources)
Title: Viral Networks Website
Author: E. Thomas Ewing
Abstract: Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Medical History and Digital Humanities will bring together scholars from the field of medical history whose research shows particular promise for making innovative use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop in January 2018 at the National Institutes of Health with structured virtual editing activities that produce innovative scholarship. Workshop participants include twelve Contributing Scholars, each producing a chapter of original research; Consulting Scholars who are experts in network analysis; and an Advisory Board who will coordinate stages of collaborative writing, peer review, collective editing, and final publication in an open access and freely available scholarly platform.
Year: 2017
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