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Dept Statistics Seminar: Johan Fourie (Department of Economics, SU) - Big data in history: Challenges and opp
Start: 24/03/2023, 13:00
End: 24/03/2023, 14:00
Contact:Elizna Huysamen - 021 808 3244
Location: Van der Sterr building, 2nd Floor, Room 2048

New digitisation and transcription techniques now allow historians access to large volumes of historical information, opening up opportunities to test new hypotheses or expose historical myths. Yet with big historical data also come big challenges. I discuss some of the exciting new research that economic and social historians of South Africa have been undertaking over the last few years, and invite statisticians and others to join forces.