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Using Gephi for Network Analysis and Visualisation


Screenshot 2016-03-14 16.27.38If you would like to play along – and please do – in advance of lecture please visit and install the software on your own laptop.

Note: The current stable version of Gephi will only run with Java 7 or 8. On Mac OS X, Java is bundled with the application so it doesn’t have to be installed separately. On Windows and Linux, the system must be equipped with Java.

Installation instructions are available on the download page:

Test your Gephi Install by launching Gephi and choosing to open ‘Les Miserables.gexf’ from the screen presented.

Slidedeck from Today’s Workshop

A Step-by-Step Introductory Gephi Tutorial

Intro to Gephi



  1. Mapping Shakespeare’s Tragedies – Martin Grandjean
  2. Exploring Dáil Data – Dave Kelly
    1. How else? Dáil Ngram Viewer (currently unavailable) – Derek Greene – Insight UCD
  3. The Star Wars Social Network – Evelina Gabasova
  4. Panama Papers – ICIJ
  5. Kindred Britain – Stanford
  6. Visualisation of Visualisations


  1. Social Network Analysis – John Scott
  2. Demystifying Networks – Scott Weingart
  3. Formal network methods in history: why and how? – Claire Lemercier
  4. From Hermeneutics to Data to Networks: Data Extraction and Network Visualization of Historical Sources – Marten Düring
  5. More Networks in the Humanities or Did books have DNA? – Elijah Meeks
  6. An Introduction to Social Network Methods – Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle
  7. Practical Social Network Analysis Using Gephi – Derek Greene
  8. Networks, Crowds and Markets – Easley and Kleinberg
  9. Mastering Gephi Network Visualisation – Ken Chevron
  10. GEPHI – Introduction to Network Analysis and Visualisation – Martin Grandjean
  11. How to explore a network graph of electronic literature in Gephi – Jill Walker Rettberg
  12. Some Fun Datasets to Play with – Gephi GITHub

Alternate Tools

  1. Onodo (Star Wars above in Onodo)
  2. Cytoscape
  3. Pajek
  4. NodeXL
  5. Netminer
  6. Social Networks Visualiser
  7. Polinode
  8. sigma.js
  9. Loxaweb