BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Historical Network Research - ECPv4.7.1//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:20181127 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190131 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20180911T090440Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180911T090440Z UID:69661-1543276800-1548892799@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:“Words and Networks” session at 2nd North American Social Network Conference (NASN) of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) DESCRIPTION:“Words and Networks” session at 2nd North American Social Network Conference (NASN) of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) \nDate and place: 27-30 November 2018\, Washington\, DC \n \nSession abstract: This session is dedicated to innovative research at the nexus of text analysis and network analysis. Considering the content of text data and meta-data enables us to understand the impact of language use on social networks and vice versa. Research on “Words and Networks” has led to eminent work on language change\, collaborative work\, recommender systems\, semantic computing\, relation extraction\, and the diffusion and use of (mis)information offline and online. We invite abstract submissions that contribute to the consolidation of text analysis and network analysis. We are interested in basic and applied studies\, including theoretical\, empirical\, and methodological work. A wide variety of approaches to text analysis (e.g. discourse analysis\, content analysis\, text mining\, or natural language processing) and network analysis (graph theory\, social network analysis) will be considered. \nAccepted authors may also submit proceedings or full papers for fast-track consideration in Connections or the Journal of Social Structure. Acceptance for paper or poster presentation at NASN does not guarantee journal publication. \n \nThis session is co-organized by David Broniatowski (The George Washington University)\, Jana Diesner (UIUC)\, and Ericka Menchen-Trevino (American University). \n \nConference website: http://insna.org/nasn2018/ \nDetails about Words and Networks session: http://jdiesnerlab.ischool.illinois.edu/calls/WordsAndNetworks_NASN2018.html \n \nImportant dates: \n\nSubmission deadline: September 28\, 2018 at 17:00 EST\nAcceptance notification: October 8\, 2018\n\n \nSubmission: \n\nSee the Paper and Poster submission guidelines at http://insna.org/nasn2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Paper-and-Poster-Abstract-Guidelines.pdf\nLimit your abstract to 500 words. When submitting your abstract\, select “Words and Networks” from the session field submission form.\nSubmit your abstract at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nasn2018\nPresenting authors of accepted submissions must register for and present their work at the meeting. This stipulation applies to both oral and poster presentations. Each person may present only one paper or poster at the conference.\n\n \nIf you have any questions please let me know by email. \n \nKind regards\, Jana \n \n \nJana Diesner\, PhD \nAssociate Professor \nPhD Program Director \nSchool of Information Sciences \nUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign \nhttp://jdiesnerlab.ischool.illinois.edu \n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/words-and-networks-session-at-2nd-north-american-social-network-conference-nasn-of-the-international-network-for-social-network-analysis-insna/ LOCATION:Washington DC\, Washington\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181211 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181214 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20180316T162037Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180317T120243Z UID:69485-1544486400-1544745599@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:Seventh Int. Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications Cambridge\, UK DESCRIPTION:Apologies for any cross posting \nSeventh Int. Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications Cambridge\, UK Dec. 11- 13\, 2018 \nhttp://www.complexnetworks.org/ \nYou are cordially invited to submit your contribution until September 04\, 2018. \nFull papers (not previously published up to 12 pages) and Extended Abstracts (about published or unpublished research up to 3 pages) are welcome. \nTo submit your contribution visits the submission page. \n\nPapers will be included in the conference proceedings edited by Springer\nExtended abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (with ISBN)\nExtended versions will be invited for publication in special issues of international journals:\n\no   Computational Social Networks edited by Springer \no   Applied Network Science edited by Springer \no   Online Social Networks and Media edited by Elsevier \n  \nSpeakers: (TBC) \nSune Lehmann Technical University of Denmark\, Denmark \nRomualdo Pastor-Satorras Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya\, Spain \nMarkus Strohmaier RWTH Aachen Univeristy\, Germany \nDonald Towsley UMass Amherst\, USA \n \nTutorials: December 10\, 2018 \nJesús Gómez-Gardeñes Univesity of Saragoza\, Spain \nSilvio Lattanzi Google Zurich\, Switzerland \n  \nTopics include\, but are not limited to: \no   Models of Complex Networks \no   Structural Network Properties and Analysis \no   Complex Networks and Epidemics \no   Community Structure in Networks \no   Community Discovery in Complex Networks \no   Motif Discovery in Complex Networks \no   Complex Networks Mining \no   Dynamics and Evolution Patterns of Complex Networks \no   Link Prediction \no   Multiplex Networks \no   Network Controllability \no   Synchronization in Networks \no   Visual Representation of Complex Networks \no   Large-scale Graph Analytics \no   Social Reputation\, Influence\, and Trust \no   Information Spreading in Social Media \no   Rumour and Viral Marketing in Social Networks \no   Recommendation Systems and Complex Networks \no   Financial and Economic Networks \no   Complex Networks and Mobility \no   Biological and Technological Complex Networks \no   Mobile call Complex Networks \no   Bioinformatics and Earth Sciences Applications \no   Resilience and Robustness of Complex Networks \no   Complex Networks for Physical Infrastructures \no   Complex Networks\, Smart Cities and Smart Grids \no   Political networks \no   Supply chain networks \no   Complex networks and information systems \no   Complex networks and CPS/IoT \no   Graph signal processing \no   Cognitive Network Science \no   Network Medicine \no   Network Neuroscience \no   Quantifying success through network analysis \no   Temporal and spatial networks \n \nGENERAL CHAIRS \nHocine Cherifi  (University of Burgundy\, France) \nPietro Lio  (University of Cambridge\, UK) \nRenaud Lambiotte (University of Oxford\, UK) \n \nADVISORY BOARD \nJon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge\, UK) \nRaissa D’Souza  (UC Davis\, USA) \nEugene Stanley (Boston University\, USA) \nBen Y. Zhao  (University of Chicago\, USA) \n \nPROGRAM CHAIR \nLuca Maria Aiello (Nokia-Bell Labs\, UK) \nChantal Cherifi (University of Lyon\, France) \nLuis M. Rocha (Indiana University\, USA) \n \nPOSTER CHAIRS \nElsa Arcaute (UCL\, UK) \nMarton Karsai (ENS/INRIA Lyon\, France) \nJat Singh (University of Cambridge\, UK) \n \nLIGHTNING CHAIRS \nHuijuan Wang (TU Delft\, Netherlands) \n \nTUTORIAL CHAIRS \nJinhu Lü (Chines Ac. Science\, Bejing\, China) \nEiko Yoneki (University of Cambridge\, UK) \n \nPUBLICITY CHAIRS \nCarlos Gershenson  (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México\, Mexico) \nBruno Goncalves (NYU\, USA) \nSarah Morgan (University of Cambridge\, UK) \nLeto Peel  (Université Catholique de Louvain\, Belgium) \nFeng Xia  (Dalian University of Technology\, China) \n \nINDUSTRY CHAIRS \nMichael Simmons  (University of Cambridge\, UK) \nAlexandra Brintrup (University of Cambridge\, UK) \n \nPUBLICATION CHAIR \nSabrina Gaito  (Università degli Studi di Milano\, Italy) \n  \n \n— \nJoin us at :  COMPLEX NETWORKS 2018\, Cambridge\, UK \nPublish your work on: Applied Network Science \nread: Complex Networks & their Applications \n***********************************************\n*   Pr Hocine CHERIFI                             *\n*          LE2I   UMR CNRS 6306              *\n*   Faculté des Sciences Mirande            *\n*    9 \, avenue Alain Savary                     *\n*    BP 47870                                           *\n*    21078 DIJON    FRANCE                  *\n********************************************** \n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/seventh-int-conference-on-complex-networks-their-applications-cambridge-uk-dec-11-13-2018/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190114 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190319 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20180914T121453Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180914T121453Z UID:69669-1547424000-1552953599@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:10th Winter School on Longitudinal Social Network Analysis and AdSUM-2019 DESCRIPTION:In the week of January 14-18\, 2019\, the University of Groningen’s Department of Sociology is again offering workshops on longitudinal social network analysis focused around the RSiena software. Organisers of this edition are Christian Steglich and Robert Krause. There are two modules that you can register for independently: \n\n The 10th Winter School on Longitudinal Social Network Analysis will take place Monday till Wednesday. It introduces participants to the analysis of longitudinal\, group-centered network data by way of stochastic\, actor-based models (Snijders\, van de Bunt & Steglich\, 2010)\, and to the analysis of peer influence processes taking place in such dynamically changing networks (Steglich\, Snijders & Pearson\, 2010). Objective of the Winter School is that course participants develop an understanding of the models\, familiarise themselves with the use of the RSiena software for model estimation\, and learn how to tell a good model specification from a bad one. The Winter School will be taught by Christian Steglich with support by Robert Krause. Participation in this introductory module should be sufficient preparation for following the advanced one.\nThe AdSUM-2019 Advanced Siena Users’ Meeting will take place on Thursday and Friday. It will on the one hand address advanced topics and introduce to new developments in RSiena\, such as the multilevel analysis of multi-group data with the help of random effects models instantiated in the sienaBayes function. Teacher of this part is Tom Snijders. On the other hand\, there will be a Master Class in which papers of participants are discussed. The procedure for the master class is as follows: Abstracts of participants that would like to present a paper can be submitted before 10th of December. Within one week after this deadline\, authors will be informed about acceptance. For accepted abstracts\, the authors are expected to submit papers for discussion until 1st of January. The papers should have a length of no more than 12 pages\, and be accompanied with an R-script and data\, so the analysis can be reproduced. Paper discussants will include Tom Snijders and Christian Steglich.\n\nFor both parts of the Winter School\, researchers who are in the process of collecting or analysing own longitudinal data sets are especially welcome to participate and\, if possible\, bring their own data. For participants without own data\, many sample data sets will be made available. \nRegistration is now open at http://steglich.gmw.rug.nl/workshops/Groningen2019-call.htm ; registration closes 10th of December\, 2018. \nIf you have any questions related to this event\, don’t hesitate to contact us!\nChristian Steglich   c.e.g.steglich@rug.nl\nRobert Krause   r.w.krause@rug.nl \n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/10th-winter-school-on-longitudinal-social-network-analysis-and-adsum-2019/ LOCATION:Groningen END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190114 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190119 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20181206T153559Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181206T153559Z UID:69719-1547424000-1547855999@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:10th Winter School on Longitudinal Social Network Analysis and AdSUM-2019 DESCRIPTION:\n\nIn the week of January 14-18\, 2019 \, the University of Groningen’s Department of Sociology is again offering workshops on longitudinal social network analysis focused around the RSiena software. Organisers of this edition are Christian Steglich and Robert Krause. There are two modules that you can register for independently: \n \n1.       The 10th Winter School on Longitudinal Social Network Analysis will take place Monday till Wednesday. It introduces participants to the analysis of longitudinal\, group-centered network data by way of stochastic\, actor-based models (Snijders\, van de Bunt & Steglich\, 2010)\, and to the analysis of peer influence processes taking place in such dynamically changing networks (Steglich\, Snijders & Pearson\, 2010). Objective of the Winter School is that course participants develop an understanding of the models\, familiarise themselves with the use of the RSiena software for model estimation\, and learn how to tell a good model specification from a bad one. The Winter School will be taught by Christian Steglich with support by Robert Krause. Participation in this introductory module should be sufficient preparation for following the advanced one. \n2.       The AdSUM-2019 Advanced Siena Users’ Meeting will take place on Thursday and Friday. It will on the one hand address advanced topics and introduce to new developments in RSiena\, such as the multilevel analysis of multi-group data with the help of random effects models instantiated in the sienaBayes function. Teacher of this part is Tom Snijders. On the other hand\, there will be a Master Class in which papers of participants are discussed. The procedure for the master class is as follows: Abstracts of participants that would like to present a paper can be submitted before 10th of December. Within one week after this deadline\, authors will be informed about acceptance. For accepted abstracts\, the authors are expected to submit papers for discussion until 1st of January. The papers should have a length of no more than 12 pages\, and be accompanied with an R-script and data\, so the analysis can be reproduced. Paper discussants will include Tom Snijders and Christian Steglich. \nFor both parts of the Winter School\, researchers who are in the process of collecting or analysing own longitudinal data sets are especially welcome to participate and\, if possible\, bring their own data. For participants without own data\, many sample data sets will be made available. \nRegistration is now open at http://steglich.gmw.rug.nl/workshops/Groningen2019-call.htm ; registration closes 10th of December\, 2018. \nIf you have any questions related to this event\, don’t hesitate to contact us!\nChristian Steglich   c.e.g.steglich@rug.nl\nRobert Krause   r.w.krause@rug.nl \n\n\n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/10th-winter-school-on-longitudinal-social-network-analysis-and-adsum-2019-2/ LOCATION:Groningen END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190118 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190121 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20180808T194433Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180808T194433Z UID:69641-1547769600-1548028799@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:Workshop: Data Modelling with Nodegoat in Hannover\, GER 18. – 20.1.2018 DESCRIPTION: \nLeibniz Universität Hannover \nRomanisches Seminar \nAnja Bandau\, Meike Beyer\, Mark Minnes\, Natascha Rempel \n  \nAnkündigung \nWorkshop: Data Modelling with Nodegoat \nAm 20.1.2019 wird an der Leibniz Universität Hannover im Rahmen der Tagung Netzwerke/Werknetze (siehe Call for Papers unten) ein einführender Workshop zu dem online-Visualisierungstool Nodegoat durch seine Programmierer (Pim van Bree\, Geert Kessels) stattfinden. Der Workshop kann auch unabhängig von der Tagung besucht werden. \nNodegoat ist eine webbasierte Datenbankapplikation\, die dafür entworfen wurde\, historische\, aber auch literarische (Archiv)Daten in Raum und Zeit zu visualisieren. Nodegoat ermöglicht die systematische Speicherung und Darstellung von Artefakten (z.B. Korrespondenz\, Personen\, Kunstwerken\, literarischen Orten\, etc.). Die Verbindungen zwischen diesen historischen\, aber auch fiktiven Artefakten\, Ortspunkten oder Akteuren lassen sich auswerten und als dynamische Netzwerke darstellen. Jenseits der sozialwissenschaftlichen Netzwerkforschung wirft ihre Visualisierung in den Geschichts-\, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften methodologische\, epistemologische und didaktische Fragen auf\, die uns ebenfalls interessieren. Der Workshop wird auf grundsätzliche Weise in die Arbeit mit Datenbanken einführen. Er wird Anwendungsbeispiele aus historischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung diskutieren und die Architektur des Programms erläutern. Erfahrene Nutzer werden die Möglichkeit haben\, vertiefte Fragen zu diskutieren. Auch ist es vorgesehen\, die Anwendbarkeit von Nodegoat und vergleichbaren Programmen speziell in den digitalen Geisteswissenschaften zu erörtern. \nDer Workshop wird auf Englisch stattfinden. Bitte melden Sie sich rechtzeitig an: Minnes@romanistik.phil.uni-hannover.de \n  \nCall for Papers: \n(see English version below) \nNetzwerke/Werknetze: Transareale Perspektiven auf relationale Ästhetiken\, Akteure und Medien (1910-1989) \n18.-20.1.2019 \nIn seinem vielbeachteten Buch Der lange Sommer der Theorie (2015) beschreibt Philipp Felsch zu Recht die Museums- und Kunstbuchhandlungen als letzte Ruhestätten einstmals skandalöser Theorieprovokationen. Die scharfe Konkurrenz von Philologie\, postmodernem terreur de la théorie und postkolonialen Kulturwissenschaften schien einer geräuschlosen disziplinären Aufgabenverteilung gewichen zu sein. Wenn auch weniger laut und polemisch als in der Vergangenheit\, ist diese erstarrte Trias inzwischen jedoch in Bewegung geraten. So verläuft ein vieldiskutierter Theoriebeitrag wie Franco Morettis Distant Reading (2013) transversal zu bisherigen Grenzziehungen. Er steht exemplarisch für ein neues und noch immer diffuses Paradigma der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften\, das sowohl konzeptuell als auch methodisch nach neuen Wegen sucht. Dies betrifft beispielsweise die Visualisierung räumlicher\, sozialer oder sogar dinglicher und begrifflicher Relationen. Indem Konzepte und Methoden aus scheinbar entfernten Arbeitsfeldern (z.B. prozessgenerierte Daten aus Quellen\, quantitative und qualitative Methoden\, relationale Ästhetik\, das Archiv) auf die Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften übertragen werden\, erscheinen ihre traditionellen Forschungsgegenstände in einem neuen Licht. Benachbarte Ansätze wie die relationale Soziologie\, die Actor-Network-Theory\, aber auch kulturelle Übersetzungsprozesse und histoire croisée spielen in diesem Prozess eine große Rolle. Sie zeugen von dem nicht nur inter-\, sondern transdisziplinären Zuschnitt eines potentiell neuen Methodenfeldes. \nDie internationale Tagung Netzwerke/Werknetze: Transareale Perspektiven auf relationale Ästhetiken\, Akteure und Medien (1910-1989) am Romanischen Seminar der Leibniz Universität Hannover reagiert auf dieses Paradigma relationalen Denkens\, Schreibens und Forschens. Wir planen einen zweitägigen Konferenzteil mit interdisziplinären Beiträgen (work in progress ist willkommen) und Impulsen von erfahrenen Forschern. An einem dritten Tag wird sich eine praktische Einführung in das webbasierte Analyse- und Visualisierungstool Nodegoat durch seine Programmierer anschließen. \nAusgehend von den oben skizzierten Tendenzen interessiert uns das ‚kurze‘ 20. Jahrhundert (1910-1989) zwischen Mexikanischer Revolution und Berliner Mauerfall. Es handelt sich dabei um eine Epoche\, deren mächtigen ideologischen Strömungen heute – auch theoriegeschichtlich – gerade noch spürbar sind. Sie ist durch eine Vielzahl technischer Errungenschaften\, den Auf- und Ausbau neuer Kommunikationsstrukturen\, transatlantische Verflechtungen und Fluchtbewegungen geprägt. Während aber Konzepte wie Exil oder homo sacer einen teils unwiederbringlichen Verlust\, Diaspora das komplexe Imaginäre einer nicht mehr erreichbaren Heimat evozieren\, verweisen Netzwerke auf Verbindungen\, Bündelungen\, Ordnungs- oder Zirkulationsmuster. Letztere betonen oft grenzübergreifende\, konsistente wie kontingente Verflechtungen zwischen Akteuren. Unter Werknetzen verstehen wir deren materielle Träger und Repräsentationen (z.B. Texte\, Korrespondenz\, Zeitschriften\, Adressbücher). \nWir fokussieren homo sacer\, Heimatlosigkeit\, Erinnerungs- oder Diasporadiskurse also nicht als eigenständige\, stabile Motive. Wir sind an Beiträgen interessiert\, die diese ebenfalls transarealen Phänomene in ein Spannungsfeld zu ästhetisch innovativen Relationen und lesbaren\, materiellen Spuren versetzen. \nBeiträge können sich an folgenden Fragestellungen orientieren: \n– Wie vernetzen sich Künstler\, Schriftsteller\, Philologen und Theoretiker in Exil und Diaspora? Gibt es korrelierende imaginierte Räume in ihren Werken? \n– Welche ästhetischen und sozialen Ordnungen (z.B. Schulen) entstehen durch diese neuen Netzwerke? Wie ist das Verhältnis zu (Macht-)Strukturen in den Heimatländern? \n– Lassen sich Künstlernetzwerke und ästhetische Verfahrensweisen aufeinander beziehen? \n– Auf welches Theorie- und Methodenangebot\, auf welche Konzepte können netzwerkanalytische Arbeiten in den Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften zurückgreifen? \n– Welche Desiderate und Herausforderungen bleiben für die Romanistik? Wie lassen sich z.B. digitale Visualisierungstools in Lehre und Forschung integrieren? \nInteressierte BeiträgerInnen bitten wir bis zum 1.10.2018 um ein Abstract von knapp einer Seite und eine kurze bio-bibliographische Skizze. Bitte wenden Sie sich an: Minnes@romanistik.phil.uni-hannover.de. Konferenzsprachen werden Deutsch und die romanischen Sprachen sein. Der Nodegoat-Workshop findet auf Englisch statt. \n\n  \n\n  \nCall for Papers: \nNetworks/Worknets: Transarea perspectives on relational aesthetics\, actors and media (1910-1989) \n18.-20.1.2019 \nPhilipp Felsch’s acclaimed book Der lange Sommer der Theorie (2015) is correct in identifying the museum and fine-arts bookstores as the final resting places of the once scandalous prov­ocations of theory. It seems that the once heated competition between philology\, postmod­ern terreur de la théorie and postcolonial cultural studies has made way for a frictionless division of labor between different disciplines. However\, one will have to note that – though not as loudly and polemically as in the past – this solidified triad has begun to shift. Franco Moretti’s much-debated Distant Reading (2013) is a case in point. It transversally cuts across pre-established borderlines. Distant Reading stands for a still somewhat undefined paradigm of literary and cultural studies\, as they are searching for conceptually and methodologically innovative paths. This concerns\, for instance\, the visualization of spatial\, social or even mate­rial and conceptual relations. New disciplinary contexts provide equally new concepts and methods (e.g. process-produced data and its sources\, quantitative and qualitative methods\, relational aesthetics\, the archive)\, which are now spilling over into literary and cultural stud­ies. Their traditional objects of inquiry now appear in a new light. Neighboring approaches such as relational sociology\, Actor-Network-Theory\, but also cultural translation and entan­gled histories have important roles to play in this process. Thus\, this potentially new array of methods not only displays inter-\, but in fact transdisciplinary characteristics. \nThe international conference Networks/Worknets: Transarea perspectives on relational aes­thetics\, actors and media (1910-1989) at the Romance Languages Department of Leibniz Uni­versität Hannover aims to address this paradigm of relational thinking\, writing and research. There will be two days of interdisciplinary keynotes and lectures (we welcome ‘work in pro­gress’). On a third day\, the programmers of the web-based data analysis and visualization environment Nodegoat (Pim van Bree\, Geert Kessels) will provide an introductory seminar. \nWith the above-mentioned tendencies in mind\, we are interested in the ‘short’ 20th century between the Mexican Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall (1910-1989). Speaking from the standpoint of theory\, we are feeling the last tremors of an epoch once shook by power­ful ideological upheavals. It was also an epoch of great technological achievements\, new net­works of communication\, transatlantic entanglements\, migration and flight. However\, while concepts such as exile or homo sacer imply an irredeemable loss\, diaspora\, the complex im­aginary of a lost homeland\, networks point to connections\, clusters or patterns of order and circulation. The network-paradigm oftentimes highlights transgressive\, consistent as much as contingent entanglements between actors. To our minds\, worknets allude to the concom­itant material support and representations. \nWe will not focus on homo sacer\, homelessness and discourses of commemoration or dias­pora as independent\, stable motifs. Instead\, we are interested in contributions connecting these transarea-phenomena to aesthetically innovative relations and readable\, material traces. \nContributors may think along the following lines: \n– How do artists\, writers\, philologists and theoreticians form networks in exile and diaspora? Are there correlating imaginary spaces in their works? \n– How do these networks affect aesthetic and social orders (e.g. schools). What is their rela­tion to (power)structures in the respective homelands? \n– Is it possible to interrelate networks of artists and creative procedures? \n– Which theories and methods\, which concepts do literary and cultural studies have at their disposal when it comes to network-analyses? \n– Which are the unanswered questions and challenges for Romance literary and cultural studies? How may digital visualization environments and web-based tools become part of academic teaching? \nWe kindly ask interested contributors to provide us with an abstract (a page at most) and a brief bio-bibliographical info until 1 October 2018. Please e-mail the material to: Minnes@romanistik.phil.uni-hannover.de. The conference will be held in German and the Romance languages. The Nodegoat workshop will take place in English. \n  \n \n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/workshop-data-modelling-with-nodegoat-in-hannover-ger-18-20-1-2018/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190118 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190120 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20181204T163541Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181204T170355Z UID:69705-1547769600-1547942399@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:Graph Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Modelling\, Access\, Comparison\, Mainz DESCRIPTION:Graph Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Modelling\, Access\, Comparison \nCall for papers for a two day international exploratory conference organized by the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz\, 18–19 January 2019. \nAlthough graph models as a computing technology are several decades old\, it is only through advancement of generally available computing capacity in the last few years that the application of graph models has become feasible for many humanities projects. As a result we are now seeing a widespread exploration of their potential in the humanities: graphs are being used to express social networks\, correspondence networks\, text variation\, textual traditions\, prosopographical data\, and so forth. Furthermore\, they increasingly complement relational or XML-based research data repositories. The exploratory state of graph application in the humanities is marked by a great variety of modelling approaches and various understandings of graphs as data and information structures. These different modelling approaches are to be presented and discussed at the conference as a first step towards conceivable harmonisation. \nThe purpose of this conference is to cast a wide net\, soliciting contributions that represent the many applications that humanities researchers are currently finding for graphs. While keeping the rich variation in modeling approaches and applications in the foreground\, we aim at the same time to explore the possibility of generalizing data structures for different application domains. The conference will thus focus both on celebrating a multitude of creative approaches and on identifying common ground for community-driven development of humanities-specific graph models. \nKey topics of the conference include: \n\nFlexibility versus Interoperability\nGraphs are versatile structures able to express highly specific data\, information\, and interpretation. This facilitates humanities research\, marked as it is by heterogeneous data\, situated interpretation\, complex research questions\, and project-specific ephemeral research design. At the same time research institutions\, data repositories\, research infrastructures\, and digital archives require standardization of data and interoperability of tools to facilitate their sustainability and reuse. Are these two features fundamentally at odds with each other\, or can they be different sides of the same coin?\nGeneralization\nClosely related to the first key topic is the question of modelling in graph structures and possibilities of generalization. Can we define generic terms\, concepts\, and structures  from which discipline-specific annotation systems can then be developed? What does a minimally-sustainable humanities-oriented generic graph data structure look like\, and is it possible with such a structure to support the highly specific semantics required by most humanities research?\nApproaches to Querying and Access\nTo support different research strategies it is paramount that interoperable research data repositories support adaptable query and information retrieval approaches. Several graph-oriented query languages exist (e.g. GraphQL\, OpenCypher\, Gremlin\, SPARQL)\, but what requirements should be set for a graph query language geared especially towards humanities research data and questions? What can such strategies look like? Are there opportunities to find interdisciplinary approaches here?\n\nWe welcome proposals for theoretical papers that engage substantially with any of these key topics\, as well as for practice-based papers that describe the practical application of graph technologies to humanities research work to these topics and/or argue practical engineering solutions and approaches to these key questions or related topics such as: \n\nGraph-based data models\, theoretical and practical explorations\nApplications of graph technologies in the humanities\nText-as-Graph (TAG)\nSolutions for query and comparison of different graph models\nStrategies for\, or demonstration of\, various kinds of (computational) access to humanities data and information represented as graphs\nGraph representation of specific networks of persons\, objects\, and information relating to humanities research questions\nInteracting with graphs and graph interaction design\nGraphs as a solution for information and data annotation in the humanities\nGraphs as models for representation of provenance and transmission of information\nGraphs as models for historical data and information\, above and beyond social network analysis\nEngineering solutions to analysis\, traversal\, querying graph structure data in specific humanities research contexts\nThe comparison and interpretation of graphs\, subgraphs\, and traversals\n\nProposals (between 300 and 500 words\, excluding bibliographic references) should be submitted to graphentechnologien@adwmainz.de by 15 October 2018. Abstracts may be submitted in English or German. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on 25 November 2018. Authors of successful submissions will be allotted 20 minutes for their presentations\, as well as a few minutes for discussion thereafter. \nA keynote by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stäcker\, Director of the State and University Library in Darmstadt\, will be presented at the conference. \nThe organizers of the conference are seeking funding to support travel costs for the presenters of each accepted paper (one bursary per paper). \nPresented papers will be published on line at the very least\, however the program committee intends to publish selected papers in a suitable peer reviewed publication. \nProgram Committee: \nProf. Dr. Tara Andrews (University of Vienna)\nDr. Andreas Kuczera (Academy of Science and Literature\, Mainz/Gießen)\nDr. Thomas Efer (University of Leipzig)\nFranziska Diehr (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz\, Berlin)\nDr. Elena Spadini (University of Lausanne)\nDrs. Joris van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands\, Amsterdam) \n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/graph-technologies-in-the-digital-humanities-modelling-access-comparison-mainz/ LOCATION:Mainz END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190618 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190624 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20181207T115531Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181207T115531Z UID:69724-1560816000-1561334399@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:Sunbelt Conference DESCRIPTION: URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/sunbelt-conference/ LOCATION:Montreal END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190625 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190630 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20181202T135829Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181202T135829Z UID:69700-1561420800-1561852799@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:"Network Analysis\, Computational Modelling and Simulation in the Study of Religions" at EASR in Tartu/Finland DESCRIPTION:Dear colleagues\, \n  \nat the EASR 2019 conference\, to be held in Tartu\, Estonia\, 25-29 June 2019 (see https://easr2019.org/)\, Aleš Chalupa and myself organize an open panel entitled “Network Analysis\, Computational Modelling and Simulation in the Study of Religions”\, which focuses on demonstrating the potential of these methods and discussing them. In continuation with having hosted\, in September 2018\, the annual conference on “Historical Network Research” (http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/) at the Department for the Study of Religions\, Masaryk University\, Brno\, we want to help developing these approaches within the European study of religions. \n  \nWe welcome proposals for papers discussing any historical period and geographical area. Topics might include\, but are not limited to: \n  \n* Modelling of the social dynamics of religious groups and interactions between religious communities \n  \n* Modelling of the spread of religious traditions on networks (transportation\, commercial\, social\, ethnic etc.) \n  \n* Agent-based modelling of the transmission of different types of ritual in a diachronic perspective \n  \n* Extraction of networks from texts\, computer-assisted text mining \n  \n* Social network analysis of actors in specific historical events important for the history of religions \n  \n* Usability of conceptual and methodological frameworks of complex adaptive system science towards the study of religions \n  \n* Inter- and transdisciplinarity in the study of religions concerning computational methods \n  \n* Preparing “computational data”; tools and methods for creating and managing datasets and databases aiding research into religions \n  \n* Comparison of close and distant reading in the study of religions \n  \n  \nWe are looking forward to receiving your paper proposals! The submission should be made through the online registration at the official website of the conference as a submission of an individual paper\, where you choose “Network Analysis\, Computational Modelling and Simulation in the Study of Religions” as the panel in which you propose the paper. General information about the submission of individual papers can be found here: https://easr2019.org/call-for-individual-papers/ . The submission deadline is 15 December 2018. Review results will be announced on 15 January 2019. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words long. If you have any queries concerning the panel\, please get in touch with me at david.zbiral@post.cz . \n  \nThanks for considering our panel and/or forwarding it to those who could be interested in participating\, and hopefully see many of you in Tartu in June 2019! \n  \nWith all best wishes\, \nDavid Zbíral. \n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/network-analysis-computational-modelling-and-simulation-in-the-study-of-religions-at-easr-in-tartu-finland/ LOCATION:Tartu\, Finland END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190729 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190803 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20181002T145538Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181002T145538Z UID:69675-1564358400-1564790399@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:Network Analysis + Digital Art History A Getty Advanced Workshop DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n\n\nNetwork Analysis + Digital Art History\nA Getty Advanced Workshop\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCall for Participation\n\n\nWorkshop Schedule\nOne-week convening\, July 29–August 2\, 2019\nMonthly virtual convenings\, Fall–Spring 2019–2020\nTwo-week convening\, June 22–July 3\, 2020 \n\nThe NA+DAH Workshop is a Getty Foundation-supported event that will bring together art historians\, network scientists\, and digital humanists to advance research at the intersection of these fields. \nDirected by Alison Langmead (University of Pittsburgh)\, Anne Helmreich (Texas Christian University)\, and Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University)—all scholars engaged with digital art history and network analysis—the Network Analysis + Digital Art History Workshop will unfold over a full year and will be framed by two face-to-face convenings held at the University of Pittsburgh\, a schedule that will allow participants to learn advanced digital methods and project management skills while fostering a close-knit interdisciplinary community. By the end of the Workshop\, participants will have the expertise and support structure needed to conduct sophisticated research and build advanced projects at the intersection of network analysis and art history. \nThe NA+DAH workshop will welcome up to eight project teams (representing art historical\, technical\, and analytic expertise) for a series of in-person and video convenings\, with the expectation that teams will also be working and collaborating outside the convening framework to develop and advance their research projects. It is expected that this Getty Advanced Topics in Digital Art History Workshop will lead to a significant body of research and we anticipate a potential edited volume or online repository to share its results. \nEvent Descriptions\nConvening 1: The week-long “Digital Art History + Network Science Institute” will take place from Monday\, July 29–Friday\, August 2\, 2019. During this Institute\, participating teams will engage with the grand challenges in digital art history and network analysis\, and propose and structure a year-long research agenda (guided by expert facilitators) that uses network analysis to advance art historical inquiry. Potential research topics include museum provenance\, exhibition histories\, stylistic similarities\, and the history of the art market. Teams should begin working on their data and approaches in advance of the event\, as the convening will focus on aligning data with project research agendas. Up to three members per team will be supported to attend this convening. \nBetween Summer 2019 and Summer 2020\, the teams will continue to advance their research agendas. Each project team will participate in monthly meetings\, convened virtually\, to check in on progress and identify further resources as needed. These virtual meetings and related support will be facilitated by a research assistant and augmented by the expertise of the leadership team. \nConvening 2: The two-week-long “Co-Working Institute in Art History + Network Science” will take place from Monday June 22–Friday\, July 3\, 2020. This event will include a rigorous daily agenda consisting of continued training opportunities focused on the exact needs of the teams and current problems in the field\, ample project work time\, and daily keynote lectures by interdisciplinary experts that offer a larger\, field-wide picture. Up to four members per team will be supported to attend this convening. \nTo Apply\nWe encourage scholars to apply who are either already engaged in digital art history and wish to work with network analytic approaches in more depth\, or who are engaged in network science and seek to understand better how their expertise might be applied to art historical problems. Early\, mid\, and later-career academic scholars are all welcome to apply\, as are teams that include art museum professionals\, librarians\, advanced graduate students\, and others. Teams of at least three that are already formed will receive priority consideration\, particularly those demonstrating a pre-existing breadth of technical and art historical expertise. Individual scholars with a project in mind\, but who are not yet affiliated with a team\, are encouraged to contact the workshop organizers (na-dah@pitt.edu) early to seek assistance in finding potential collaborators with whom they can apply. \nMembers of the project teams (up to three participants for the 2019 Institute and four for the 2020 Co-Working Institute) will receive funding for travel to Pittsburgh\, lodging\, and a per diem rate for food. Additional team members may attend if self-funded. \nTo apply\, send a 500-word project proposal\, including a statement of the goals for the project\, with citations as appropriate (word count is exclusive of citations)\, as well as a brief description of the project team (no more than 300 words per person)\, their expertise(s)\, and a CV for each team member (including links to relevant previous or current digital projects) to na-dah@pitt.edu. Applications are due October 15\, 2018 and should be sent in PDF format only. \nOnce all the applications are reviewed\, those teams advancing for final consideration will be interviewed over video conferencing between November 5–16\, 2018. Acceptances will be sent by December 14\, 2018. \n\n\n\n\n\n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/network-analysis-digital-art-history-a-getty-advanced-workshop/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20191017 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20191019 DTSTAMP:20181212T232111 CREATED:20181206T153334Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181206T153334Z UID:69714-1571270400-1571443199@historicalnetworkresearch.org SUMMARY:persons in historical networks (in French) DESCRIPTION:Dear all\,\nYou will find below the call for papers for the 5th French-speaking conference on networks in history (history being loosely defined as “the past” here\, archaeologists and colleagues in other disciplines are welcome). Passive understanding of French is sufficient (but necessary) to submit.\nAll the best\,\nCL.\nPS: If you think that having conferences in languages other than English is a problem\, please save us another public discussion of the topic on this list: the two points of view have already been expressed when I posted a similar call in the past. I think that we are all aware of the pros and cons.\n\n\n\n\nAppel à communications pour la Cinquième rencontre du groupe Res-Hist (Réseaux & Histoire) « La personne en question dans les réseaux »\nRennes\, 17-18 octobre 2019 \nCréé en 2013\, le groupe Res-Hist est un collectif destiné à favoriser les échanges scientifiques des historien·ne·s travaillant sur les réseaux. Il organise des rencontres qui réunissent\, autour d’une thématique donnée\, les chercheur·se·s qui mettent en œuvre des analyses de réseaux dans leurs travaux\, quels que soient les périodes étudiées\, les objets d’analyse\, l’état d’avancement des travaux ou le niveau d’études. Les précédentes rencontres à Nice (en 2013 puis en 2016)\, Toulouse (2014) et Paris (2015) ont permis à des spécialistes venus de différents horizons de se rencontrer et d’échanger\, à la fois en termes épistémologiques\, méthodologiques et techniques.\nDans le sillage de ces premières manifestations\, nous organisons une cinquième rencontre du groupe Res-Hist les 17 et 18 octobre 2019 à l’Université Rennes 2\, en partenariat avec la MSHB et l’URFIST\, trois institutions qui valorisent les recherches sur les humanités numériques. Notre initiative est également soutenue par le GDR Analyse de réseaux en Sciences humaines et sociales. Nous proposons que les contributeurs et contributrices de ces journées discutent une thématique précise : « La personne en question dans les réseaux ». Les travaux historiques qui mobilisent les techniques spécifiques d’analyse de réseaux envisagent en effet souvent dans leurs analyses des « personnes ». Dans la majorité de ces travaux\, ces personnes – comprises comme des individus – interviennent en tant qu’entités (réseaux de correspondance\, d’intellectuels et de savants\, de marchands\, d’évêques\, de nobles ou de paysans\, réseaux égocentrés)\, une démarche aujourd’hui intuitivement compréhensible par référence aux réseaux sociaux numériques (Facebook\, Twitter\, etc).\nDepuis quelques années toutefois\, certains types de recherche s’interrogent davantage sur l’usage historique que l’on peut faire des « personnes ». Depuis les travaux précurseurs de John Padgett sur les Médicis\, plusieurs historien·ne·s diluent ou dépassent en effet ces personnes\, en focalisant leur analyse sur des entités-groupes (familiaux\, religieux\, économiques\, associatifs) : les individus sont ainsi réduits à  représenter une entité plus globale\, que certain.e.s sociologues qualifient de « cercles sociaux ou collectifs » qui dépassent les relations interpersonnelles qui le forment. Dans une perspective prosopographique\, d’autres chercheur.se.s travaillent moins sur des « personnes » que sur des réseaux de « noms »\, de « titres » ou d’« attributs » qui renvoient certes parfois à des individus précis\, mais qui ne peuvent être identifiés qu’en passant par les occurrences\, c’est-à-dire par des réseaux de mots. Dans certains de ces travaux\, consacrés à des sociétés polythéistes\, les noms ne renvoient d’ailleurs pas toujours à des individus\, mais à des puissances divines formant un système que le réseau permet d’analyser (réseaux de dieux et déesses scandinaves ou réseaux d’épithètes divines largement répandues dans le monde antique). Dans d’autres études\, qui portent sur les situations de clandestinité à la période contemporaine\, on peut s’interroger sur la manière adéquate d’associer ou de distinguer l’individu et son nom de couverture pour rendre compte au mieux des liens sociaux vécus ou supposés par les autorités. Enfin\, dans certains travaux plus spatialisés\, les personnes ne sont plus des entités\, mais interviennent en tant que liens\, par exemple dans les flux entre deux lieux (flux d’intellectuels\, de marchands ou d’ambassadeurs).\nNous souhaiterions que les intervenant.e.s s’interrogent ainsi sur l’usage qu’ils/elles font des « personnes » dans les réseaux qu’ils/elles reconstituent et analysent. Quelle place leur réservent-ils/elles\, en tant qu’entités ou liens ? L’analyse se situe-t-elle au niveau de la personne/individu\, la dépasse-t-elle parfois pour s’intéresser plutôt à des « cercles sociaux » ? Qu’est-ce qui justifie de choisir un autre niveau d’analyse : en quoi est-ce un gain et/ou une perte d’informations ? Comment mettre en œuvre concrètement – c’est-à-dire d’un point de vue méthodologique et pratique\, grâce à certains outils – la prise en compte d’entités-personnes et d’entités-cercles sociaux ? Dans les enquêtes prosopographiques ou dans les études des relations de parenté à partir des noms (A\, fils de B)\, quels sont les arguments qui autorisent à passer des occurrences à l’individu sur le plan méthodologique ? Quand on traite les sources enfin\, comment tenir compte des identités personnelles duales\, associant un nom de naissance et un nom choisi au cours de la vie – que l’on songe aux changements de noms des candidats à la cléricature dans le christianisme\, aux résistant.e.s souvent évoqué.e.s à travers un pseudonyme\, ou encore aux personnes contraintes à changer d’identité pour échapper à la mort ?\nCe sont ces interrogations\, et sans doute beaucoup d’autres\, que soulève le thème de « la personne en question dans les réseaux ». Il s’agit en effet par là de poser plus largement le problème de l’accès à l’individu à travers des sources distinctes et des époques diverses\, en valorisant les réponses que l’analyse de réseaux et les approches quantitatives peuvent y apporter. En définitive\, le thème soulève la question fondamentale de la manière dont on pense\, à travers un réseau\, certaines catégories\, qu’elles soient sociales\, économiques\, juridiques\, onomastiques\, familiales\, etc.\, en articulation avec les types documentaires auxquels on est confronté.e. \nNous invitons donc les chercheur.se.s qui mettent à profit la notion de réseaux dans leurs recherches à participer à ces rencontres. À côté de l’objet de l’étude et des résultats obtenus\, il s’agit de placer au cœur de la réflexion la manière dont ils/elles traitent les personnes dans leurs analyses (en tant qu’entités – globales ou pas –\, en tant que liens\, etc.\,). Les propositions d’intervenant.e.s des précédentes rencontres Res-Hist tout comme celles de chercheur.se.s qui n’y ont pas assisté sont les bienvenues.\nSelon la formule consacrée lors des précédentes journées Res-Hist\, les intervenants fourniront un texte (déjà publié ou non) qui sera mis en ligne à l’avance et présenteront leurs propos oralement en 20 minutes maximum\, qui seront suivies par 30 minutes de débat et d’échange avec la salle. Des présentations par des invité.e.s et des ateliers de formation à l’analyse de réseaux et à ses logiciels seront également proposés avant les rencontres.\nLes propositions de communication\, d’une longueur d’une page et accompagnées des nom\, statut et adresse mail\, devront être adressées avant le 31 mars 2019 par courriel à Karine Karila-Cohen (karine.karila-cohen@univ-rennes2.fr) et à Isabelle Rosé (rosisa@wanadoo.fr). Le résultat de la sélection sera communiqué à la fin du mois de mai 2019\, après examen par le conseil scientifique. Les textes présentés seront fournis avant le 1er  septembre 2019. L’organisation prendra en charge une à deux nuitées\, dans certains cas\, et la plupart des repas au cours de la rencontre. Les frais de transport sont à la charge des intervenant.e.s ou de leur laboratoire.\nCette initiative est possible grâce au soutien du LAHM-CReAAH (Université Rennes 2 / UMR 6566)\, de Tempora (Université Rennes 2)\, de l’UFR Sciences sociales et l’Université Rennes 2\, de l’URFIST\, de la MSHB et du GDR CNRS Analyse de réseaux en SHS. \nComité scientifique\nL. Beauguitte (CNRS-GDR Analyse de réseaux en SHS)\nP.-Y. Beaurepaire (Université Côte d’Azur\, CMMC)\nM. Gasperoni (CNRS-Centre Roland Mousnier)\nJ. M. Imízcoz (Universidad del País Vasco)\nK. Karila-Cohen (Université Rennes 2\, Lahm-CReAAH\, UMR 6566)\nC. Lemercier (CNRS-Sciences Po Paris)\nS. Marzagalli (Université Côte d’Azur\, CMMC)\nI. Rosé (Université Rennes 2\, Tempora)\nL. Van Hoof (Université de Gand) \nComité d’organisation\nKarine Karila-Cohen\, Université Rennes 2\, LAHM-CReAAH (UMR 6566)\nIsabelle Rosé\, Université Rennes 2\, Tempora (EA 7468)\nAudrey Colloc\, Université Rennes 2\, Gestion/secrétariat de Tempora (EA 7468)\nAlison Tribodet\, Université Rennes 2\, secrétariat de la cellule recherche pour le LAHM (UMR 6566) \n\n\n URL:http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/persons-in-historical-networks-in-french/ LOCATION:Rennes END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR