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ParlGov class session Copenhagen

Today, we contributed to a class session of Conor Little's seminar on "Parties in government. Who gets in? Who gets what? How long will it last?" at the University of Copenhagen. In class, we gave a hands-on introduction to ParlGov.

Mon 3 October 2016 — presentation
ParlGov at “Big Data? New Data!“ workshop in Duisburg

We presented ParlGov's history and technical infrastructure at the “Big Data? New Data!“ workshop of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) political methodology section in Duisburg-Essen.

Fri 23 May 2014 — presentation
ParlGov at MPSA

We had the chance to discuss current challenges of data integration in a very nice roundtable discussion at the MPSA conference in Chicago. The roundtable 'Coordinating Electoral and Institutional Data Assets for Data-Intensive Research: Developing a Vision for the Future' was organised by Thomas Mustillo (Purdue University) and included members of CLEA (Ken Kollman, University of Michigan), the EJPR Yearbook (Kevin Robert Deegan-Krause, Wayne State University), PPDB Project (Susan E. Scarrow, University of Houston) and DPEG (Alexander Herzog, LSE). In addition, we had a fantastic conversation with Ryan Bakker (University of Georgia), a principal investigator for the CHES. One result of these discussions was a renewed interest to link party IDs between the various projects.

Sat 5 April 2014 — presentation
ParlGov in Lund

Last week, we were invited to Lund by Hanna Bäck, Torbjörn Bergman and Johan Hellström for a workshop on coalition governments in established democracies. We presented a research paper on the effects of electoral systems on cabinet formation and gave a presentation on ParlGov, pointing out successes and failures of the project. In Lund, we had many interesting discussions about the current state of research on democratic governments. Thanks to the organisers for welcoming us to Lund.

Wed 22 May 2013 — presentation
ParlGov in Florence

Last week, we gave a presentation on "Programming in the social sciences" at the EUI workshop on Research Skills for the World of Big Data. We presented ParlGov as an application of computing in political science. Thanks to Jonathan Bright and Alexander Trechsel for inviting us.

Wed 8 May 2013 — presentation
ParlGov at Policy Votes conference

We were invited to the workshop "Political representation in Europe: Methods and data" organized by Christine Arnold (University of Maastrich) and Mark Franklin (European University Institute). The Policy Votes project was presented and discussed at the workshop, an innovative and ambitious project to provide better data for studying representation in Western Europe at the voters, parties and legislative level. The project gathered researchers that presented work on modern data infrastructures for compartative politics: the Manifesto Project (MRG/CMP/MARPOR), PIREDEU, the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), RTextTools and the Amsterdam Contentanalysis Toolkit (AmCAT) as well as ParlGov.

Sun 28 October 2012 — presentation
Data infrastructures talk in St. Gallen

We gave a presentation about our ideas of new data infrastructures in comparative politics at the ECPR Joint Session in St. Gallen at the workshop on Ministerial turnover and ministerial career paths in contemporary democracies. The workshop was organised by members of SEDEPE, a network studying and collecting data on political careers. In the presentation we also summarised our experience from setting up the ParlGov project, its successes and its failures. Following several discussions over the conference some cooperation between SEDEPE and ParlGov is going to emerge over the coming months. Many thanks to Hanna Bäck (Mannheim), Luca Verzichelli (Siena) and Patrick Dumont (Luxembourg) for inviting us!

Tue 19 April 2011 — presentation
Mannheim presentation

Another Tuesday presentation: Yesterday, we gave a presentation about ParlGov and our ideas on the future of collaborative data collection at the conference "Quantifying Europe" in Mannheim (Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 'Political Economy of Reforms' and Mannheim Center for European Social Research [MZES]). It was the first talk that focussed almost exclusively on ParlGov and we discussed potential applications of ParlGov to map political actors in the European Union. We have to thank the organisers and conference participants for very insightful discussions.

Wed 15 December 2010 — presentation
IHS Vienna talk

On Tuesday, we gave a public lecture about ParlGov and one of the projects that it originated from at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. In the discussion following the presentation, we have received many valuable comments, feedback and encouragement. Many thanks to Johannes Pollak and Guido Tiemann for inviting and welcoming us at the IHS.

Thu 9 December 2010 — presentation
EUDO conference

We are cooperating with the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO). One of the core projects of EUDO is setting up the EUDO Data Centre which will also host the ParlGov data. There are many advantages of making use of the Dataverse software to distribute data sets.

Over the past months, we have supported the EUDO Data Centre team and last week's EUDO Dissemination Conference in Brussels was the place to present the current state of the data centre. Lorenzo de Sio (EUI) gave a longer presentation about the EUDO Data Centre and we summarized our experience from working with the EUDO team.

We will post a separate news entry about the promises of distributing ParlGov data through the EUDO Data Centre later on.

Wed 24 November 2010 — presentation
ParlGov in Siena

Today, Holger gave a presentation at the Jean Blondel Tuesday Seminar of the Political Science department from the University of Siena. In the presentation he discussed recent innovations in gathering political science data and presented the ParlGov project. Thanks to Nicolò Conti and Luca Verzichelli for the invitation and the warm welcome in Siena.

Tue 12 January 2010 — presentation
ParlGov in Turin

Another presentation of ParlGov in Italy. This time in Turin as part of a workshop at the ECPR Carlo Alberto Summer School on Analytical Politics in Europe. Thanks to Fabio Franchino (University of Milan) for inviting.

Mon 21 September 2009 — presentation
ParlGov in Rome

Holger gave a talk at the XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Political Science (SISP) in a sequence of "Short courses in web research". Among other topics, ParlGov and its concept were introduced. Many thanks for the interest in the audience and to Francesco Zucchini (University of Milan) for the invitation.

Thu 17 September 2009 — presentation
ParlGov in Potsdam

5th ECPR General Conference 2009, Potsdam

Thu 10 September 2009 — presentation