Prof. Christian Göbel from ReConnect China delivers workshop on digital methods in Asian Studies

Prof. Christian Göbel (University of Vienna) who leads the ReConnect China work on China’s domestic governance (WP3) will take part in a workshop on digital methods in Asian Studies in March.

The workshop is organised by the Graduate School in Asian Studies at Lund University from March 20-21.

Christian, one of three senior experts contributing to this workshop, will present about his work in ReConnect China, inlcuding the development of a database to trace political developments across China and which new digital sources of information he and his team are using to gain, analyse and then feed data into it.

Together, the senior experts will address not only the practicalities of digital research, but also the broader questions of why we use digital sources and methods, and what, ultimately, they can tell us. The workshop will delve into three areas related to digital methods:

  • Digital technologies and tools for research
  • Digital spaces as research sites
  • Best practice for digital methods.

There will also be sessions where participating PhD students can present the digital aspects of their work and receive feedback on how they might best use digital methods.

Applications are still open to PhD students working on East and South-East Asia, with a deadline of 20 February.

Please check all information at Lund university website.

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