BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Historical Network Research - ECPv4.6.24.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Historical Network Research X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Historical Network Research BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181025 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181028 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20180316T161634Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180317T120305Z SUMMARY:Reconstructing Historical Network Digitally. New Approaches\, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Social Network Analysis - Washington DESCRIPTION:via Martin Stark: \nGerman Historical Institute 25.10.2018-27.10.2018\, \nWashington DC\, Washington DC \nDeadline: 12.04.2018 \n \nThird Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History International Conference and Workshop at the German Historical Institute Washington \nIn collaboration with Stanford University \nConveners: Matthew Hiebert (GHI)\, Simone Lässig (GHI)\, Katherine McDonough (Stanford) \nKeywords: historical and social network analysis; digital history; digital humanities; historical networks; modelling; social structures; historical methods; semantic web; Quellenkritik; digital tools; graph visualization; knowledge creation \nThis event seeks to assess through international dialogue the state-of-the-art in social network analysis (SNA) for creating genuinely historical knowledge\, both in respect to tools and their applications\, but also with regard to methodological and epistemological implications. Established since the 1970s in the social sciences\, network analysis conceptualizes individuals as embedded within webs of social structures through which influence and other resources are transferred disparately. The method is increasingly being adopted and transformed by scholars studying global and transregional history to reveal illuminating patterns and to make new arguments. This event is intended as an opportunity to discuss advantages\, challenges and limits of adapting and applying SNA tools to historical research. The conference aims at reflecting upon the impact of the method on conceptions of history\, historical methodology\, and Quellenkritik and vice versa-to think through\, first\, how approaches to social network analysis might change the discipline of history and the knowledge it produces. Second\, the conference will discuss pitfalls\, methodological challenges\, and limits than can be identified when applying principles of social network analysis and existing software programs to historical research\, which has to take into account not only space and place\, but also time. The development of web-based environments for social network analysis-facilitating collaborative research\, enhancing data integration\, and combining other digital methods-is transforming ways in which social network analysis is being undertaken. These and more traditional SNA tools are allowing historians to clarify social factors affecting historical agents and to develop arguments in new ways. Notably\, historians are increasingly turning to SNA for analytically contending with the entanglements\, human ties\, and geographical distances of transnational communities and actors. The integration of SNA with advanced data visualization\, semantic web and Resource Description Framework (RDF)\, mapping\, and collaborative techniques promises further research advances within history. This event focuses on processes and implications of historical social network analyses towards exploring how approaches\, platforms\, and standards can be used to model networks reflecting quality data\, accurate results\, and new insights. To open up opportunities for critical inner- but also inter-disciplinary theoretical-methodological reflection and comparison\, the event seeks to present and discuss a large range of approaches and historical topics. We especially welcome\, therefore\, proposals that are comparative in scope\, projects integrating several digital techniques\, and approaches contending with multiple geographical regions. While the overriding concern of the event is the use of social network analysis in historiography\, from the Early Modern period to the present\, the range of approaches is open and may involve digital humanities\, cultural history\, political history\, history of knowledge\, (post)colonial history\, urban history\, the methodological history or other critical frameworks. Although research centered on nation-states is relevant\, we are particularly interested in the question of how to use historical SNA for transnational\, transregional and global history sufficiently. \nPlease submit proposals by April 12\, 2018 for either (or both): a. 20-minutes presentations at the conference or / and b. Workshops of one to two hours. Please include a suggested schedule and intended participant learning outcomes. Questions and topics that might be addressed (but are by no means limited to) are: 1. Historical perspectives on social network analysis as a scientific method 2. Reflecting on the transformation of historical inquiry through the adoption of social network analysis and associated approaches 3. Tracing the dynamics of class\, race\, ethnicity\, gender or other factors within communities or societies 4. New opportunities for migration and mobility studies 5. Network-Analysis for the history of knowledge circulation and its agents 6. Opportunities and challenges of existing and experimental digital methods in historical network analysis that address temporal\, spatial\, and other issues 7. Managing\, transforming\, and sharing historical evidence for SNA 8. Resources needed for using or adapting SNA in historical research Funding is available to support travel expenses. Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words\, with a short (1-2 page) CV\, by April 12 2018 to Susanne Fabricius ( For further information regarding format and concept of the event please contact Dr. Matthew Hiebert ( \n URL: LOCATION:Washington\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181123 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181125 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20181011T071322Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181011T071322Z SUMMARY:POLNET 23-24.11 - Einführung in die Netzwerkanalyse für Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaftler*innen DESCRIPTION:Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen\, \nder diesjährige POLNET – Einführungskurs in die quantitative Netzwerkanalyse für Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaftler*innen findet am 23. und 24. November 2018 an der Universität Konstanz statt. Er wird von der Arbeitsgruppe für Materielle Staatstheorie von Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider organisiert. \nDer Kurs bietet eine Einführung in die Methoden der sozialen Netzwerkanalyse (u.a. Teilgruppenanalyse\, Zentralität und Hypothesen-Überprüfung mit QAP). Neben der Vermittlung der theoretischen Grundlagen werden an einem politikwissenschaftlichen Datensatz auch der Umgang mit den Computer-Programmen Excel\, R (“sna” package)\, visone und Discourse Network Analyzer (DNA) praktisch eingeübt. Der Kurs ist geeignet für Promovierende\, Master-Studierende und alle wissenschaftlich Interessierten\, die sich mit der empirischen Erforschung sozialer Netzwerke beschäftigen wollen. \nWeitere Informationen zum Programm und zur Anmeldung finden Sie auf \ \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181127 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190131 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20180911T090440Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180911T090440Z 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: \nDetails about Words and Networks session: \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\nLimit your abstract to 500 words. When submitting your abstract\, select “Words and Networks” from the session field submission form.\nSubmit your abstract at\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 \n \n URL: LOCATION:Washington DC\, Washington\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181206 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181208 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20180410T102603Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180410T102603Z SUMMARY:The Connected Past Oxford 2018 DESCRIPTION:The Connected Past Oxford 2018 \nWhat? An international conference on spatiotemporal archaeological and historical network research \nWhen? 6-7 December 2018 \nWhere? University of Oxford\, United Kingdom \nKeynotes? Dr. Nathalie Riche (Microsoft Research) and Dr. Matthew Peeples (Arizona State University) \nDeadline call for papers? 14 May 2018 \nMore information? \nOrganisers? PastNet \nHow do social networks evolve over very long time-scales? How did geography constrain or enhance the development of past social networks? These are fundamental questions in both the study of the human past and network research\, yet our ability to answer them is severely hampered by the limited development of spatiotemporal network methods. PastNet is an inter-disciplinary network that aims to stimulate the development and application of such methods through networking meetings\, a conference and a workshop. \nFormal network methods are increasingly commonly applied in a wide range of disciplines to study phenomena as diverse as the connectivity of neurons in the human brain\, terrorist networks\, a billion interlinked Facebook profiles\, and power grids. Despite this diversity and the decades-long tradition of using network methods in the social sciences\, physics and computer science\, the development of techniques for the study of spatial networks and long-term network change has so far been largely neglected. Network research is also becoming more common in disciplines concerned with the study of past human behaviour: archaeology\, classics and history. These disciplines have a strong tradition in exploring long-term human behavioural change and spatial phenomena\, despite being forced to use fragmentary textual and material sources as indirect evidence of such phenomena. \nBy bringing together network researchers from a diverse range of fields such as archaeology\, computer science\, history and physics\, The Connected Past 2018 conference in Oxford aims to foster cross-disciplinary exchange to push network research further. The historical disciplines will contribute new spatiotemporal approaches and datasets to network research\, whereas the traditional network research disciplines will further stimulate the critical application of network approaches to the study of the human past. \nThis event is part of The Connected Past series of conferences ( It is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH and is organised by the TORCH research network PastNet ( \nWe welcome submissions of abstracts on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches. We particularly welcome abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts\, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include\, but are not limited to:\n\n– Spatial networks\n– Temporal networks\n– Archaeological network research\n– Historical network research\n– Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks\n– What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?\n– Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros\, cons\, potential\, limitations\nPlease submit your abstract limited to 250 words before midnight (GMT) of May 14th 2018 to \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181211 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181214 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20180316T162037Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180317T120243Z 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 \n \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: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190114 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190319 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20180914T121453Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180914T121453Z 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 ; registration closes 10th of December\, 2018. \nIf you have any questions related to this event\, don’t hesitate to contact us!\nChristian Steglich\nRobert Krause \n URL: LOCATION:Groningen END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190118 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190121 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20180808T194433Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180808T194433Z 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: \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: 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: The conference will be held in German and the Romance languages. The Nodegoat workshop will take place in English. \n  \n \n URL: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190729 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190803 DTSTAMP:20181019T215707 CREATED:20181002T145538Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181002T145538Z 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 ( 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 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: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR