Visualizing the #BrexitScience Discussion

Since the Brexit vote last week, the social media webs have been quite active. Among those chains of discussion worth paying attention to is #BrexitScience, where researchers are trying to understand how the infrastructure of science will change because of this vote.

From cancellations of international conferences to discussions of EU academics avoiding collaborative grants with UK scholars due to rising uncertainty, there is plenty to consider. Learn more here about the 128 UK universities, research and collaborative efforts that have previously been supported by EU funding.

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#BrexitScience Twitter network on the afternoon of June 29.

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#BrexitScience Twitter network on the morning of June 30.

To contribute what little that I could to the discussion, I harvested all of those discussions with the #BrexitScience tag, and built the twitter network. We tip our hats to our colleagues across the pond as they begin this period of transition.

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Written by zselden

Selden (PhD, Texas A&M University, 2013) is a US Marine Corps veteran, cyclist, kayaker, backpacker, hiker, climber, fisherman and general all-around outdoor enthusiast. His research is focused at the confluence of archaeological methods and digital technology, and he is particularly interested in the application of 3D technologies to archaeological problems, geometric morphometrics, network analyses, predictive modeling, archaeological theory, and archaeological science.