Ghent University, Belgium, 15-19 September.
Organized by Christophe Verbruggen and his team, this conference and specialist course followed up the Future of Historical Network Research (HNR) Conference 2013 and brought together scholars from all historical disciplines, sociologists, other social scientists, geographers and computer scientists to discuss the emerging field of historical Social Network Analysis. The concepts and methods of social network analysis in historical research are no longer merely used as metaphors but are increasingly applied in practice. With the increasing availability of both structured and unstructured digital data, we should be able to analyse complex phenomena. Historical SNA can help us to cope with the organization of this information and the reduction of complexity.