Partners’ Special Events

New Book Launch by Edinburgh University Press   

  • Date: Thursday 12th September
  • Time: 16:15 – 16:45
  • Location: Exhibition area in the Central Hall
  • Catering: Scottish single malt whisky 


Description: Edinburgh University Press invites you to celebrate the launch of the first book in the Advances in Critical Military Studies series – Resisting Militarism by Chris Rossdale – in true Scottish style: with a dram of single malt whisky. Warning: supplies are limited so it’s first come, first served.

Find out more about Advances in Critical Military Studies on the Edinburgh University Press website: 



New Book Launch by Rowman & Littlefield International   

  • Date: Thursday 12th September
  • Time: 18:30
  • Location: Exhibition area in the Central Hall
  • Catering: Drinks and snacks

Description: The Global Epistemics book series, edited by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, with the book Imaginaries
of Connectivity, edited by Luis Lobo-Guererro, Suvi Alt and Maarten Meijer








Provalis Research Presentation

  • Date: Friday 13th September
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:00
  • Location: Room 1

Title: Apply automated content analysis on documents in international studies


International studies involve researching news articles, magazines, reports, speeches, press releases, social media and much more. The volume of available text has exploded in the digital age. This explosion is partly due to the rapid move to store and distribute documents in electronic text databases. However, it is extremely time consuming, expensive and in many cases impossible to read each and every document related to ones research. Automated content analysis makes it possible to systematically import and analyze very large volumes of text documents. This presentation will showcase the different content analysis approaches such as computer assisted qualitative coding; text mining; content analysis dictionaries or taxonomies and supervised machine learning. We will discuss when one technique may be more appropriate than another and how they can work together to analyse text data.