Author: Cécile Armand

X-perts (4): CEJ Contributors’ Profiles

This essay provides a preliminary analysis of authors’ profiles in the Chinese economic Journal (CEJ). As demonstrated in our previous post, the CEJ mobilized a total of 149 unique contributors over the fifteen years of its existence (1924-37). How many articles did they write for the journal? For how long…

X-Rotary (12): One-mode network of multiple roles

This is the last essay in our series devoted to meeting attendance at the Shanghai Rotary Club. In this post, we propose to analyze the combinations of roles that participants performed during meetings. The following networks result from the projection of the initial two-mode networks of persons-events joined by roles.…

X-Rotary (10): One-mode networks of co-attendance

In order to complement the bimodal approach we conducted in our last post, we now propose a dual-projection analysis. For this purpose, we first projected the initial two-mode networks into two one-mode networks of persons-persons joined by events (co-attendance) and events-events joined by persons (multiple attendance) using the R package…

X-Rotary (9): Two-mode networks of meeting attendance

As announced in the introductory post, the first step in our analysis of Rotary networking consists in designing three bimodal networks, one for each term (Petit, Fitch, Harkson). In analyzing two-mode data, we typically make the assumption that attending the same event is either an indicator of an interaction between…

X-Rotary (8): Meeting Networking

This is the first instalment of a series of essays that attempt to apply Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods to the study of the Shanghai Rotary Club, with a view to detect relational patterns within the club. Previous essays proposed statistical and spatial analyses of membership based on rosters of…

Sociography of the Shanghai Rotary Club (6): Workplace and residence

Sixth episode in my sociography of the Shanghai Rotary Club. This episode aims to identify the spatial patterns of Rotarians’ workplace and residence in Shanghai. This statistical study serves as a prologue to a more in-depth mapping of Rotarians’ offices and residence, relying on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools. Where…

Sociography of the Shanghai Rotary Club (5): Occupations

This is the fifth episode in my series on the Shanghai Rotary Club. In order to complement the previous episode devoted to the structure of activities, what I propose here is to examine more closely the social-professional occupations of Shanghai Rotarians. As for the classification of services, I have standardized…

From Data Sketching to Dataviz: An Experiment with The Vistorian

In this post I do not mean to give a complete overview of the Dataviz workshop in Aix last week (February 14-15). Instead I will give a personal account of the hands-on session we had with Benjamin Bach (Edinburgh University) on Friday. During the hands-on workshop, participants had the opportunity…

Sociography of the Rotary Club in China

This post is the first of a series of essays aimed at a sociography of the Rotary Club in China. This introductory essay will serve to sketch the general argument, to give a brief historiographical overview, and to present the sources and the research methodology I intend to use in…

A historian’s view of NER (named entity recognition)

Following up on Pierre’s inspiring post, I wish to start a dialogue between historians and computing specialists around the tools we share in the ERC project. This series of methodological posts also answers our common concern with keeping track of the research process, making transparent every decisions we make and the…