Canterbury Earthquake Twitter Data Research Group

Research Group Summary

We are a group of communication and digital humanities researchers working on a database of tweets related to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, using qualitative and quantitative approaches. If you are researching related data or would like to come to Canterbury University to work on our dataset, please get in touch with the group leader, Dr Zita Joyce.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • James Smithies: Researcher; Kings College, London

Subject Area: Disciplines



  • University of Canterbury, $9994 (Arts Challenge Award 'Social Media Information Flow around a Disaster')