this year's Historical Network Research Conference in Lisbon 15-18 September 2015 (https://historicalnetworkresearch2015.wordpress.com/) will be accompanied by two workshops which will be of interest to people on the list.
Introduction to Historical Network Research
Martin Stark, University of Hamburg
Tuesday 15 September, 14:00-17:00
This introductory workshop will give an overview of the emerging field of Historical Network Research. After defining the term of Historical Network Research, the main concepts and the basic techniques of Social Network Analysis will be explained and discussed. Hands-on examples will be provided to demonstrate the use of these analytical methods in historical research projects. The workshop also discusses how to structure and store your historical relational data for Social Network Analysis and will give an overview of possible software solutions. Severall small exercises will be included, to give the participants the opportunity to get involved in the workshop and to reinforce the learning experience.
Info on Requirements, Pre-workshop preparation, Workshop programme: https://workshophistoricalnetwork2015.wordpress.com/introduction-to-historical-network-research-and-social-network-analysis/
Pim van Bree. Researcher & Developer, LAB1100.
Geert Kessels. Researcher & Developer, LAB1100.
Wednesday 16 September, 10:00-13:00 | 14-00-17:00
nodegoat (http://nodegoat.net/) is a web-based data management, network analysis and visualisation environment. nodegoat allows scholars to build datasets based on their own data model and offers relational modes of analysis with spatial and diachronic contextualisation. By combining these elements within one environment, scholars are able to instantly process, analyse and visualise complex datasets relationally, diachronically and spatially; trailblazing. nodegoat follows an objectoriented approach throughout its core functionalities. Borrowing from actornetwork theory this means that people, events, artefacts, and sources are treated as equal: objects, and hierarchy depends solely on the composition of the network: relations. This object-oriented approach advocates the self-identification of individual objects and maps the correlation of objects within the collective.
Info on Requirements, Pre-workshop preparation, Workshop programme: https://workshophistoricalnetwork2015.wordpress.com/nodegoat-workshop-conceptualise-and-set-up-a-historical-network-research-workflow/