[Friday, April 24, 3:00-4:30pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Exploring Digital Humanities Lecture Series: "Intergenerational Mobility in Britain, Canada, and the United States, 1850-1911: New Evidence from Linked Census Data," by Evan Roberts (Assistant Professor of History and Population Studies, Department of History, University of Minnesota). Abstract: Comparisons of social mobility between North America and Europe have interested social scientists for centuries. This paper uses new data from the North Atlantic Population Project to construct linked samples from the 1850s to 1880s and 1880s to 1910s in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and provide a new comparative perspective on social mobility. The samples were constructed identically for all countries. Including two generations allows us to measure changes in inter-generational mobility across generations. We measure social mobility by comparing the occupations and social classes of men at age 30-45 who were first observed living with their father 30 years earlier. We find that social mobility in North America, both the United States and Canada, was higher than in Great Britain. Much of this fluidity in occupations between generations was due to agricultural opportunities on the frontier. As land availability decreased around 1900, social mobility declined. Sponsored by President's Fund for the Humanities, CHA, Institute for Behavioral Sciences, University Libraries, Graduate School, Institute for Cognitive Science, Departments of English, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, Art and Art History, Political Science, and Anthropology. For further information, please go to www.colorado.edu/history/dhss or email Vilja Hulden.
[Monday, April 27, 1:00-2:30pm, Norlin Library E113] The Exploring Digital Humanities series presents "ICPSR Resources for Enhancing Research and Teaching," a complementary workshop on using the ICPSR social science data archive, given by experts in the Libraries and IBS.The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains the largest social science data archive in the world. In addition, ICPSR offers excellent research and teaching tools such as the Social Science Variables Database (SSVD), online exploratory analysis of large and cumbersome datasets, data labs for teaching research methods, and useful guidelines for writing data management plans. In this workshop, you will learn how you can utilize all of these resources to enhance your research and teaching. Presenters: Juliann Couture, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Librarian / University Libraries; Andrew Johnson, Research Data Librarian / University Libraries; Jani Little, Director of Computing and Research Services / Institute of Behavioral Science. Space in the workshop is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your place at http://bit.ly/1OxSEfl. Sponsored by President's Fund for the Humanities, CHA, Institute for Behavioral Sciences, University Libraries, Graduate School, Institute for Cognitive Science, Departments of English, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, Art and Art History, Political Science, and Anthropology. For further information, please go to www.colorado.edu/history/dhss or email Vilja Hulden or Thea Lindquist.