Professor De Weerdt presented the paper What do we with Meso or Macro-scale Historical Datasets? In New Forms of Textuality and Metadata – Producing and Analysing Digital Objects in Sinology, European Association of Chinese Studies Conference in Leipzig. In an attempt to compare how contemporaries viewed relationships amongst people who were put on political blacklists, Prof. De Weerdt and a small group of colleagues extracted relational datasets of the co-occurrence of their names in tens of thousands of documents written in a period covering the late eleventh through the early thirteenth centuries. The paper presented some of the conclusions of this work, and also focused on the question of how these digital research outputs compare to analogue historical source materials and why and how they could be leveraged to discover and read primary sources at micro-scales in new ways.