Workshop "Digital Methods in History and Economics"
The application of digital methods is a fast-growing field in humanities, social sciences, and economics, influencing research practices within the different disciplines.
The workshop as an integral part of DFG priority programme 1859 “Experience & Expectation: Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour” aims to bring together and to discuss different applications of digital methods from projects of the priority programme with external scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds with a special emphasis on “text as data”. The purpose of this interdisciplinary workshop is to foster the exchange between the different fields and the exchange between the researchers involved in the priority programme with external scholars.
We especially encourage scholars both from the “quantitative” and the “qualitative” world, i.e., (economic, social) historians and economists, but also scholars involved in social, political, or media studies to apply. Contributions from all fields are equally welcome.
Papers addressing the following topics are especially welcome:
- “Text-as-data” and respective digital methods, including methodological reflections, e.g., on the relation between digital and traditional approaches.
- Applications using large-scale textual sources, such as newspaper archives or political-speech corpora.
- The use of non-textual historical and/or unstructured ideally “BIG” economic data.
- Applications using digital methods to study questions related to the priority programme’s research agenda, i.e., historical foundations of economic behaviour.
- Applications using social media data.