[Humanist] 26.579 events: Historical Network Research

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Dec 13 09:51:06 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 579.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:45:41 +0100
        From: Marten_Düring <martenduering at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for papers "Historical Network Research" at the XXXIII. Sunbelt Conference, May 21-26 – University of Hamburg, Germany

This might be of interest to some of you:

*Call for papers “Historical Network Research” at the XXXIII. Sunbelt
Conference, May 21-26 – University of Hamburg, Germany*

The concepts and methods of social network analysis in historical research
are recently being used not only as a mere metaphor but are increasingly
applied in practice. In the last decades several studies in the social
sciences proved that formal methods derived from social network analysis
can be fruitfully applied to selected bodies of historical data as well.
These studies however tend to be strongly influenced by concerns, standards
of data processing, and, above all, epistemological paradigms that have
their roots in the social sciences. Among historians, the term network has
been used in a metaphorical sense alone for a long time. It was only
recently that this has changed.

We invite papers which successfully integrate social network analysis
methods and historical research methods and reflect on the added value of
their methodologies. Topics could cover (but are not limited to) network
analyses of correspondences, social movements, kinship or economic systems
in any historical period.

Submission will be closing on December 31 at 11:59:59 EST. Please limit
your abstract to 250 words. Please submit your abstract here:

and select “Historical Network Research” as session title in the drop down
box on the submission site. Please put a note in the "additional notes" box
on the abstract submission form that states Marten During and Martin Stark
as the session organizers.

For further information on the venue and conference registration see:

For any questions regarding the panel, please get in touch with the
session organizers.

Session organizers:

Marten During, Radboud University Nijmegen, martenduering at gmail.com**

Martin Stark, University of Hamburg,
martin.stark at wiso.uni-hamburg.de<file:///C:/Users/Martin.Stark/AppData/Local/Temp/martin.stark@wiso.uni-hamburg.de>

Check https://sites.google.com/site/historicalnetworkresearch/ for a
detailed bibliography, conferences, screencasts and other resources.


Dr. Marten Düring
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Personal website  http://research.martenduering.com/
Historical Network

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