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Quantitative Methods for the Comparative Analysis of Cities in History

Luís M. A. Bettencourt, José Lobo
2019 Frontiers in Digital Humanities  
Comparative studies of cities throughout history are one of the greatest sources of insight into the nature of change in human societies.  ...  This paper discusses strategies to anchor these comparisons on well-defined, quantitative and empirical characteristics of cities, derived from theory and observable in the archeological and historical  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are thankful to the speakers and participants of two workshops, Urbanization without Growth in the Ancient World?  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdigh.2019.00017 fatcat:clnqpkismvcyhfpcessxtljbwi

Moving Pictures in Motion: Methods of Geographical Analysis and Visualisation in Comparative Research on Local Film Exhibition Using a Case Study of Brno and Ghent in 1952

Terézia Porubčanská, Philippe Meers, Daniel Biltereyst
2020 Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis  
These findings show the potential for the incorporation of geospatial visualisation in a comparative research design.  ...  However, the use of spatial visualisation methods remains inconsistent and the ground norms have yet to be established, especially in a comparative approach.  ...  The choice of cities is rooted in the primary goal of the broader research project to explore the potential of comparative methods for New Cinema History.  ... 
doi:10.18146/tmg.672 fatcat:dlwexx5gdjfdbnrxlpqbdlr7nq

Page 764 of American Journal of Sociology Vol. 34, Issue 4 [page]

1929 American Journal of Sociology  
Rice, University of Pennsyl- vania. Quantitative methods in politics: a case book. Jbid.  ...  Case analysis of scientific methods employed in contributions to social science, prepared by selected persons with advice of committees representing the national anthropology, economics, history, political  ... 

Exploring User-Generated Content for Improving Destination Knowledge: The Case of Two World Heritage Cities

Nuno Antonio, Marisol B. Correia, Filipa Perdigão Ribeiro
2020 Sustainability  
Additionally, keyword extraction reveals that the reviews do not differ from language to language or from city to city, and it was also possible to identify several keywords related to history and heritage  ...  ; in particular, architectural styles, names of kings, and places.  ...  All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12229654 fatcat:i5tf4tcqengxpbwsalmvxba4ha

Distant Reading For European Literary History, A Cost Action

Christof Schöch, Maciej Eder
2018 Zenodo  
In the context of this networking project, "distant reading" is understood as an umbrella term for recent computational, and particularly quantitative, approaches to the study of large collections of texts  ...  This poster aims to stimulate awareness of the existence of the newly-established COST Action on "Distant Reading for European Literary History" (2017-2021).  ...  The network Our network of members is currently comprised of researchers in Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, (Digital) Literary History and Literary Theory from 28 different countries and  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1297691 fatcat:3foqngantbf4za565sy7i4dv44

The New Urban History: Quantitative Explorations by American Historians, edited by Leo F. SchnoreThe New Urban History: Quantitative Explorations by American Historians, edited by Leo F. Schnore. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975. 284 pp

T. E. Vadney
1975 Canadian Journal of History  
A careful concern for method enables the new urban historians to challenge the conventional wisdom; notable are the essays on the status of the Negro in Southern cities by Zane Miller, fundamentalism and  ...  After a few perfunctory remarks about urban history in general, and after a short review of quantitative techniques (which is too brief for the novice and too elementary for the expert), the essay disintegrates  ... 
doi:10.3138/cjh.10.3.436 fatcat:mrrdj5mdpjhixdtc6r6hkpi4sa

Common Ground: Comparative Histories of Cinema Audiences

Thunnis Van Oort, Jessica Leonora Whitehead
2020 Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis  
In 2006, when the 'spirit of New Cinema History' was materialising, Richard Maltby called for a cinema history from below, in contrast to a film historiography that started (and usually ended) with films  ...  He is managing editor of TMG Journal for Media History.  ...  urban centres within New Cinema History, and advocate for the inclusion of rural audiences in comparative cinema histories.  ... 
doi:10.18146/tmg.797 fatcat:s4slemgavraolk3hhdgc5mvfje

Promises and Problems of Quantitative Research in Central European History

Konrad H. Jarausch
1978 Central European History  
This essay describes the organizational efforts of QUANTUM in Germany and of the quantitative methods committee of the Conference Group for German History in the United States.  ...  In spite of a grand tradition of statistical analysis in the last decades of the 19th century, quantitative methods spread more slowly among German historians than among their French or British colleagues  ...  Edward Shorter, more interested in comparative history, provided a practical guide for his peers. 16 15 J.J.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0008938900018720 fatcat:6cgot45rjbggniad45nmesliyy

Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Deformations Computational Assessment during Tohoku Earthquake

Davide Forcellini, Fabio Della Bartola, Angelo Marcello Tarantino
2013 ISRN Civil Engineering  
The analysis is performed in correspondence with Urayasu City, where the registered liquefaction consequences on residential buildings were wide if compared with the ordinary seismic shake.  ...  The paper aims at reproducing this on-site evidence presenting the state of the art about the most credited qualitative approach and comparing these methods with numerical computation.  ...  The next section details the application of these traditional methods to Urayasu City site.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/408961 fatcat:qqfav4ax7je7jbuq5u2djgi2zm

Invitation to Mapping: How GIS Can Facilitate New Discoveries in Urban and Planning History

Amy Hillier
2010 Journal of Planning History  
This article considers the reasons that GIS is not used more, including longstanding ambivalence about quantitative methods and limited training opportunities.  ...  for analyzing spatial patterns.  ...  For starters, mapping with GIS Journal of Planning History 9 (2) need not be synonymous with quantitative analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1538513210366964 fatcat:is55r3lyxvesfjquasy5ocedtu

Comparative Cases of Urban Patterns as a Response to the Socio-Environmental Changes: a Methodological Sketch

Polina Lemenkova
2018 Figshare  
Using multi-source data analysis a complex comparative geospatial analysis has been performed: the development, current & past environmental and social problems of three cities are studied.  ...  The patterns of urban risks in three representative regions of Russia (Moscow and St.-Petersburg) are assessed for different climate change scenarios.  ...  The result of this work includes inventory maps on the landuse changes for several periods of the history of cities, relevant for the definition of scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7210241 fatcat:zccc4nloqnd7faof62ufnp37na

Gray, Robert Q. The Labour Aristocracy in Victorian Edinburgh. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976. Pp. 220. Tables, maps. £8.00

Mark J. Stern
1977 Urban history review  
Quantitative methods have proven themselves to be a descrip- tive tool in urban research.  ...  The Railroad and the City is an excellent, highly illustrated chapter in the history of railroad technology; a story told in terms of its interaction with the evolution of a particular city.  ... 
doi:10.7202/1019580ar fatcat:akommmmxybc4xfoh7vbrjewcle

Wim Cöp, Het spel van de macht. De familie Van Broechoven en de politieke en economische elite in 's-Hertogenbosch tussen 1597 en 1629

Klaas Van Gelder
2016 BMGN: Low Countries Historical Review  
In this thesis, which earned Wim Cöp his doctorate at the University of Tilburg in 2014, the author frames this analysis by examining the entire city administration. The analysis starts in 1579 with  ...  Central to Het spel van de macht [Power Games: The Van Broechoven Family and the Political and Economic Elite in 's-Hertogenbosch between 1579 and 1629] are the questions of how the Van Broechoven family  ...  However, Cöp does more than simply apply methods and theories elaborated by other researchers to a neglected period in the history of 's-Hertogenbosch.  ... 
doi:10.18352/bmgn-lchr.10216 fatcat:apqifclv3vbqnfmm5txsslgq2y

Methodical Tools of Philological Urbanistics

Gulnara Sejlbekovna Suyunova, Olga Konstantinovna Adryuchshenko, Lyudmila Erbulatovna Tokatova, Ekaterina Petrovna Garanina
2015 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
The article provides a detailed analysis of linguistic methods in a comparatively new direction -philological urbanistics.  ...  The authors trace the history of formation of scientific problems of urbanistics and analyze trends in the study of the city as an object of research.  ...  The article was supported by the grant of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (contract No. 290 of 02/12/2015) for "Fundamental and applied research in the human sciences  ... 
doi:10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5p258 fatcat:qvygduozhrbbziola2t5ihshkm

A Large-Scale Measurement and Quantitative Analysis Method of Façade Color in the Urban Street Using Deep Learning [chapter]

Jiaxin Zhang, Tomohiro Fukuda, Nobuyoshi Yabuki
2021 Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES  
However, the previous measurement and analysis methods for the facade color in the urban street are limited to manual collection, which is challenging to carry out on a city scale.  ...  Results can show whether the color status satisfies the requirements of its urban plan for façade color in the street.  ...  By calculating and obtaining the quantitative color information of building facades at the city scale, we can not only do a large-scale analysis but also make targeted analysis for a specific area.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-33-4400-6_9 fatcat:fws4ewxnq5h4vniinlb2jsvrha
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