Analyse and visualise humanities data

Learn how to use the web-based research environment for the humanities Nodegoat for your research. nodegoat allows scholars to build datasets based on their own data model and offers relational modes of analysis with spatial and chronological forms of contextualisation.

No prior knowledge is necessary for participation. Please bring your laptop and feel free to also bring your research questions and/or dataset to be used during the workshop. You can also start your project before the workshop and attend the workshop to ask questions about your project: go to to get started.

The workshop will be held by Pim van Bree and Geert Kessels (LAB1100). LAB1100 is a research and development firm the two established in 2011. LAB1100 brings together skills in new media, history, and software development. Working together with universities, research institutes, and museums, LAB1100 has built the digital research platform nodegoat and produces interactive data visualisations.

This workshop is organised by the Digital Lab of the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe).

There are two research projects at ReCentGlobe that are already using Nodegoat in their research. They are both open to share their experiences made so far, so feel free to contact them: Weltwissen (Kathleen Schlütter/Carolina Rozo Higuera) and ANCIP (Vincent Schober/Elisabeth Warnck).

Date and time: 25 July 2023, 10:00–16:30

Place: Seminarraum 5.55, Strohsackpassage, 5th floor, Nikolaistr. 6–10

Language: English

For further information please contact Eva Ommert.


10:00 Introduction to nodegoat

10:30 Who are you and what is your research question?

10:45 Learn how to enter geographical data into nodegoat

11:15 Break

11:30 Learn how to enter relational data into nodegoat

12:00 Learn how to conceptualise a data model

12:30 Lunchbreak

14:00 Learn how to implement a data model in nodegoat

14:30 Enter data in your data model

15:00 Break

15:15 Filter & visualise data

15:45 Import & export

16:00 Conditional formatting, network analysis, linked data connections

16:30 End of workshop