BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Historical Network Research - ECPv4.9.2//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Historical Network Research X-ORIGINAL-URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Historical Network Research BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190909 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190913 DTSTAMP:20190719T124816 CREATED:20190325T124516Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190325T124516Z UID:70258-1567987200-1568332799@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:Networks and the study of the human past - EUSN 2019\, 9-12 September Zurich DESCRIPTION:Organized session at the 4th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2019)\n9-12 September 2019\, Zurich\, Switzerland (https://www.eusn2019.ethz.ch/) \n  \nMost network research focuses on contemporary data and is presentist in orientation\, overlooking\nthe vast store of interesting data from the past. Over the last decades\, a substantial number of\nempirical studies have shown that both network theories and formal network methods can be\nproductively applied to (selected) bodies of historical and archaeological data. The aim of this\ninterdisciplinary session is to further extend the community of scholars in this field in Europe and\nbeyond by promoting contacts between the various disciplines that aim at making sense of past\nphenomena through methods and theories derived from network analysis and network science.\nWe are looking for papers exploring the challenges and potential posed by such network studies of\npast phenomena. Not exhaustive examples of such challenges and avenues include: incomplete and\nmissing data\, usually without the possibility to collect more data; big data analytics and\ntextual/semantic network analysis based on (fragmented) sources; material sources as proxy\nevidence for social phenomena; ability to explore long-term changes in past systems vs. the analysis\nof mid-term or short-term processes and the historicity of ties; etc.\nThe session invites contributions from researchers from various disciplines applying methods of\nformal network analysis and network science on the human past. We welcome submissions\nconcerning any period\, geographical area or topic. The authors may be archaeologists\, historians\,\nsocial scientists as well as scholars from other disciplines working with historical or archaeological data. \nTopics might include but are not limited to: \n\npast revolutions;\nmigration;\nindustrial revolution;\ndiffusion processes;\ntransitions from authoritarianism to democracy and back;\ntrade;\nkinship;\nwar;\nreligion and\nscience.\n\n  \nTo be eligible\, the proposals should: \n\nAddress and clearly formulate research questions concerning past phenomena.\nCritically address issues related to the sources/materials/construction of data used.\nExplain why it is substantively interesting to consider their topic in formal network terms.\nElaborate what the added value of such a relational view is\, and what methodological and theoretical choices it implies.\n\nThe paper proposals for the session will be selected by an interdisciplinary committee with expertise in doing network analysis and network science in the fields of archaeology\, history\, sociology\, political science and religious studies. \nAbstract submission: \nThe deadline for submission is April 12. Please submit your abstract of up to 500 words through the link on the conference homepage: https://www.eusn2019.ethz.ch/?page_id=173 \nSession organizers: \nTom Brughmans (University of Oxford)\, Martin Stark (ILS\, Aachen)\, Ivo Veiga (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)\, Bernd Wurpts (University of Lucerne)\, David ZbĂ­ral (Masaryk University) \n\n\n Related\n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/networks-and-the-study-of-the-human-past-eusn-2019-9-12-september-zurich/ LOCATION:Zurich END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR