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The Department of Musicology at Leipzig University and LAB1100 are delighted to invite researchers, students, and other interested parties to our joint nodegoat workshop that will take place online and in person in Leipzig from 20 to 22 July.

The tool nodegoat offers scholars from the humanities interested in data-driven research and network analysis a powerful instrument to model and visualize data in various ways. As part of this workshop, you will get an overview of nodegoat’s features, how to build your own data model, and how to analyze the data collected. Therefore, we strongly encourage prospective participants to bring in parts of their own current research to work with it and discuss it together with the group. We think of this workshop as an inclusionary space for researchers on all career levels interested in acquiring new skills and hope for active participation that reflects on this workshop’s nature.

Following the recent addition of new features that allow researchers to link music notation to the existing data models of nodegoat, this workshop gives an overview and practice-driven approach to nodegoat’s diverse modes of analysis with spatial and chronological forms of contextualization.

The workshop will be held in English. The tentative schedule (GMT+1) is as follows:

Wednesday 20 July

14:00 Introduction to nodegoat

15:00 Who are you, what is your research question and what are your sources?

16:00 Setting up your nodegoat project

17:00 End of day one


Thursday 21 July

09:30 Learn how to enter data into nodegoat

10:00 Conceptualise your data model

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Learn how to implement your data model in nodegoat

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Enter data into your data model

15:00 Learn how to filter and visualise your data

15:30 Coffee break

15:45 Learn how to import data / work on your project

17:00 End of day two


Friday 22 July

09:30 Conditional Formatting

10:00 Network Analysis / work on your project

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Data Ingestion / work on your project

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Project Presentations & Feedback

16:00 End of day three


Participation is free of charge, but we ask you to pre-register via email to patrick.becker(at) Registration closes on 10 July. The number of participants for the in-person event is limited, so please state whether you want to attend the workshop online or in class.

Pim van Bree & Geert Kessels (LAB1100)

Patrick Becker-Naydenov (University of Leipzig)