Time, Technology, and Globalization. A study of the role of technology in processes of modernization and globalization using the Press, Big Data, and Computational Research Methodologies (GLOTECH)

The EU-funded GLOTECH project comprises a study of the role of technology in processes of modernisation and globalisation using the press, big data and computational research methods. It will explore the role of technology as a factor of time standardisations in Western industrialised societies as well as a booster of cultural homogenisation, and as a consequence, an agent of modernisation and globalisation. The analysis will focus on the press in European countries, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The methodology will include different computational research methods, contributing to significant advances in digital humanities and computational social sciences. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSC) grant agreement No 101024996

Elena Fernandez is a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral researcher based at the Department of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich, and the Principal Investigator of GLOTECH. From 2019-2021, she was a Eurotech Post-Doctoral Fellow, and the Principal Investigator of PRESSTECH. She completed a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley (2019), a M.A. in Spanish Studies at the University of Virginia (2013), and a B.A. in English Philology at the University of Salamanca (2011). Her research profile that lies at the intersection between Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Media and Communication Studies.