SODAS Data Discussion

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The Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS), is pleased to announce a new series of seminars we call SODAS Data Discussions.


SODAS aspirers to be a resource for all students and researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences. We therefor invite researchers across the faculty to present ongoing research projects, project applications or just a loose idea that relates to the subject of social data science.


Every month this fall semester, two researchers will present their work. The rules are simple: short research presentations of ten minutes are followed by twenty minutes of debate. No papers will be circulated beforehand, and the presentations cannot be longer than five slides.


SODAS Data Discussions will take place in Building 35, Floor 3, Room 20 (35.3.20) of the CSS Campus, University of Copenhagen, from 11.00 - 12.00 the 7th of September, 12th of October and the 9th of November.

The first two researchers to take the stage are Lene Holm Pedersen and Bertel Teilfeldt Hansen on the 7th of September at 11.00-12.00.


Lene Holm Pedersen is a professor in Public Management at the Department of Political Science and head of research at VIVE. She will present a project application she sent to the Innovation Fund Denmark and the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project contributes to the emerging research agenda in public administration on administrative burdens and to the red tape literature. The central claim is that lack of efficiency in delivering welfare service may increase inequality, and the project investigate if machine learning and digitalization can be used to shift and reduce administrative burdens.

Slides for Lene Holm Pedersen's presentation.


Bertel Teilfeldt Hansen is a postdoc at Department of Political Science, and will present a paper. The paper examines the fight over the social construction of national history. Using 250,000 Wikipedia texts, it shows that when a nation becomes embroiled in civil war in the offline world, online fighting over its national history – both ancient and contemporary – is increased by  66-84 %.
Slides for Bertel Teilfeldt Hansen's presentation.


If you are interested in presenting your work at a SODAS Data Discussion or want to know more, please write Agnete Vienberg Hansen at