Summer School “Relational Spatial Methods”
ERRATUM Call Sommer School « Spatial Relational Methods » TU Berlin, September 2022.
EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL 27th of June 2022!
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The summer school (12.–15. September 2022) will be dedicated to equipping participants with the basic skills needed to apply Geometric Data Analysis (GDA) or Social Network Analysis (SNA) in their own research projects. It is organized in two tracks (GDA or SNA), whose daily schedule includes both sociological and statistical lectures as well as practical courses on the hands-on application of software (SPAD and R). Additionally, open work sessions and one-on-one consultations are offered to foster the exchange between participants, organizers and teaching staff, providing the opportunity for participants to analyze their own data and to discuss their research projects.
Space and spatial relations have gained importance in recent and current research projects, beyond the metaphorical disciplinary borders of (human and social) geography. However, there is no consensus on how to analyze refigurations of socio-spatial processes employing corresponding methodologies and methods. The summer school therefore offers two such relational methodologies – Geometric Data Analysis (GDA) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) – and aims at equipping participants with the basic skills to apply them in their own research projects. The main goal is to deepen methodological knowledge as well as practical methodical competence in relational analysis of spatial phenomena and to support participants in integrating either methodology in their research designs. Additionally, we aim at building a community of researchers interested in relational spatial analysis and to further the exchange of young researchers using relational methods across borders and disciplines in the European scientific space.
Teaching staff for the summer school are Brigitte LeRoux, Frédéric Lebaron and Philippe Bonnet (for GDA), and Jan Fuhse and Oliver Wieczorek (for SNA).
Subsequently to the conference, we are organizing a methods conference on the 16.–17. September 2022 (see separate event) in which invited scholars will present their own research and discuss possibilities and pitfalls of applying either or both methodologies in relational spatial analysis. Through both parts, we hope to stimulate a discussion on quantitative methods for the investigation of space.
Please see the call attached with all relevant information. Deadline is the 27th of June 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
The summer school and conference are organized by Séverine Marguin, Hannah Wolf, and Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg.