24 Jan 2023 14:00-16:00 The Diamond Room, Cripps Court, Selwyn College


This paper will present research from the linked projects Tudor Networks of Power and Networking Archives. These projects employ methods from the field of quantitive network analysis, as well as other digital methods and visualisation techniques, to analyse epistolary networks and the movement of information in the early modern world. These data-driven approaches to the historical archive permit us to view old documents from new perspectives, and make particular contributions to the study of diplomacy, intelligence gathering, and espionage.

Ruth Ahnert is Professor of Literary History and Digital Humanities at Queen Mary University of London and Principal Investigator on the flagship project ‘Living With Machines’, at The Alan Turing Institute. She gained her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Cambridge, but more recently her work has focused on the intersection between literary history and data science. She has held fellowships and grants funded by the AHRC (UK), Stanford Humanities Center, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Endowment of the Humanities (US).

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