Entries by Mark Graham

Webcasts for the Symposium on Big Data and Development

The Symposium on Big Data and Development that we hosted in Oxford  last month was a great success. There were some excellent papers there, and there are now range of follow-up ideas and initiatives that have been spun out of it (including an edited book containing some of the contributions to the meeting). If you weren’t able […]

Symposium on Big Data and Human Development

We are happy to announce a two-day symposium (Sept 15-16) that we are running in Oxford on the topic of big data and human development. This workshop aims to move forward the debate about the ways in which big data is used, can be used, and should be used in development. This symposium will also serve […]

Jobs in Big Data and Development

The Alan Turing Institute is now hiring 3-year fellows in social data science and the digital humanities. One of the specific areas that they are looking for is someone who does research at the intersections of big data and development studies. Check out specifics on their website (closing date July 13).

Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information

I was asked by my colleague Oliver Belcher to act as a discussant in a session that he put together at the 2016 meeting of the Association of American Geographers: ‘Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information’. The session contained a set of truly excellent and provocative talks by Louise Amoore, Matthew Hannah, Patrick McHaffie, and Eric Huntley. […]

The new Big Data and Human Development research network

Data are now almost ubiquitous. Sensors and software are digitising and storing all manner of social, economic, political and environmental patterns and processes. As the size of these datasets has increased exponentially, many have begun to focus on how ‘big data’ harvested from online sources can allow potentially unprecedented insights into our world that may […]