CSS Seminar

The CSS seminar series takes place monthly at Centre Marc Bloch in Stadtmitte and is aimed at scholars in the Berlin/Brandenburg area interested in issues related to computational social science. We invite speakers to talk about a multitude of CSS-related topics and several sessions are dedicated to have a focus on the exploration of socio-semantic dynamics in online public spaces.

The usual time for the seminar is 5pm to 6pm; if the time changes for a particular session it will say so in the program table below and in the invitation. Following the session, we usually invite presenters and attendees to stay for a drink and small buffet at CMB to get to know fellow researchers in the local CSS community.

Below you can find out about upcoming sessions as well as past sessions.

If you are interested in hearing directly about upcoming sessions, you can subscribe to our mailing list by sending an email to css-seminar-subscribe@cmb.hu-berlin.de. You will receive a first email which you will need to confirm to finalise the subscription process.

The seminar is organised with the financial support of the ERC-funded grant Socsemics (grant #772743).

Upcoming sessions

Date Speaker(s) Title Institution
12 December 2023 (2pm) Members of the CSS Team CSS Team Winter Symposium CMB

Past sessions

Date Speaker(s) Title Institution
31 October 2023 Quentin Lobbé Reconstructing the historical dynamics of socio-technical systems from digital traces. CMB & Complex Systems Institute of Paris
12 July 2023 Massimo Airoldi Taste boundaries and techno-social reproduction. University of Milan (UNIMI)
7 June 2023 Martin Gerlach Going down the rabbit hole: Understanding information seeking in Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation
10 May 2023 Felix Gaisbauer Voice and silence in public debate on Twitter, and a glimpse beyond. Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin
25 April 2023 Mohsen Mosleh Understanding and reducing the spread of misinformation online. University of Exeter
14 March 2023 Michael Mäs When intuition fails: the complex effects of assimilative and repulsive influence on opinion polarization. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
31 January 2023 Laetitia Gauvin The use of digital traces to study human mobility. ISI Foundation, Turin
8 December 2022 Elisa Omodei Computational approaches to monitor food insecurity: challenges and opportunities. Central European University
2 November 2022 Termeh Shafie Analyzing Social Structure using Multigraph Representations. GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim
6 October 2022 Milena Tsvetkova Studying Socioeconomic Inequality from Digital Footprint Networks. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
8 September 2022 Nikita Basov Symbolic construction of reality: An integral socio-semantic network model. St. Petersburg State University (on leave) / Bielefeld University (guest)
13 June 2022 David Chavalarias Multiscale and multi-level reconstruction of knowledge dynamics : a new window on collective phenomena. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
23 May 2022 Simon Munzert Measuring Citizen Preferences for Online Hate Speech Regulation. Hertie School, Berlin
4 April 2022 Julien Velcin, Gaël Poux Different ways for modeling time with textual data. Lumière University Lyon 2