newsletter – Historical Network Researchhttp://historicalnetworkresearch.org Network analysis in the historical disciplinesFri, 10 Jul 2020 11:58:05 +0000en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1https://i2.wp.com/historicalnetworkresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-HNR-4.png?fit=32%2C32newsletter – Historical Network Researchhttp://historicalnetworkresearch.org 3232142904043Call for Papers for Issue #5 of the Journal of Historical Network Researchhttp://historicalnetworkresearch.org/call-for-papers-for-issue-5-of-the-journal-of-historical-network-research/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:58:05 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70527Dear all,

We are inviting submissions of papers to be considered for publication in the fifth issue of the Journal of Historical Network Research, which will be published in spring 2021.

The Editorial Board welcomes proposals for papers centred on historical networks of any period of the recorded human past, from Bronze Age civilisation to contemporary history. Given the current extraordinary circumstances amid the global CoViD-19 pandemic, we particularly welcome papers that deal with historical pandemics from a network perspective.

In order to foster reproducibility and transparency in historical network research, we encourage authors to provide their code and data sets in addition to the manuscripts for publication. We also encourage expressions of interest for book reviews on relevant recent literature and articles, which introduce and discuss relevant and innovative digital tools for network research, or interesting new databases and data sources.

We accept submissions in the form of short and long articles as well as reviews of books, projects and datasets. A short article is suitable for the publication of ongoing research and may be more exploratory in nature whereas long articles are expected to present substantive and original findings. Short articles ideally run to no more than 20,000 – 30,000 characters (including spaces and footnotes); long papers between 60,000 and 90,000 characters. Reviews should not exceed 15,000 characters.

Articles can be submitted in English, German or French. All articles (but especially those articles written in a language other than English) should be accompanied by an English-language abstract of no more than 300 words which contains the salient points and arguments. Please follow the Author Guidelines and use the journal template to ensure that your submission is formatted correctly.

Articles for the fifth volume should be submitted via the journal homepage (https://jhnr.uni.lu/index.php/jhnr/about/submissions) by 30 November 2020. In the interest of better preparation, we ask you to submit a short abstract by September 30th.

Please direct any questions you may have to the editors at JHNR-editors@historicalnetworkresearch.org. For further information on Historical Network Research in general, we advise you to visit www.historicalnetworkresearch.org.

About the journal

The Journal of Historical Network Research (https://jhnr.uni.lu) publishes outstanding and original contributions which apply the theories and methodologies of social network analysis to historical research, helps advance the epistemological and theoretical understanding of social network analysis in the historical, social and political sciences, and promotes empirical research on historical social interactions.

The journal promotes the interplay between different areas of historical research (in the broadest sense), social and political sciences, and different research traditions and disciplines, while strengthening the dialogue between network research and “traditional” historical research. The journal serves as a meeting place for the traditional hermeneutics of historical research and its concomitant emphasis on contextualisation and historical source criticism (as present in traditional academic historical journals) on the one hand, and the theory-heavy and/or sometimes overly technical discussion of methodological and technological issues (which predominates in publications focused on “pure” or sociological network research) on the other. All contents are made available free of charge to readers and authors following Open Access principles.

Best wishes,

The editors,

Christian Rollinger, Marten Düring, Robert Gramsch-Stehfest & Martin Stark

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Reminder: Virtual keynote event HNR 2020, June 19th 2020http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/reminder-virtual-keynote-event-hnr-2020-june-19th-2020/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:58:38 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70520Dear all,

This is a gentle reminder that the registration for the virtual keynote event of the Historical Network Research Conference is fast approaching: June 17, 2020.

For details about the program please check the information below:

After all the cancellations of events due to COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that the HNR 2020 conference may be moved to 2021, but the keynotes will be delivered online this year! On June 19th, our three keynote speakers have kindly agreed to record their papers to help us all think about how network theory and analysis can be applied in historical research.

The event will take place on June 19th 2020, 14:30–18:00 CET, and be entirely online: Keynotes will be streamed on Zoom and afterwards uploaded to the HNR Youtube channel. There will also be Q&A-sessions following each presentation on Zoom. More information on registration, the program and the keynotes themselves can be found here.

To give attendees the best possible experience, we will use three programs/channels of communication:

Zoom program and Q&A

Slack – HNR-gang.slack.com (see instructions below)

Youtube – Trailers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QFG7uIVxkFQ3xZbohKl-Q?view_as=subscriber

Please do not hesitate to contact the organising team for any questions you may have at HNR2020@historicalnetworkresearch.org or direct your questions directly at our HNR Slack channel #hnr2020 (see instructions bellow)

Registration

To attend, please register before June 17, 2020 so we can share the online conferencing channel with you and keep you updated about the virtual keynote event: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/historical-network-research-30207659732

Program, June 19th 2020

Keynotes will be 30 minutes with 30 minutes Q&A-session.

14:30-15:00 (CET): Welcome 

15.00-16:00 (CET): Marieke van Erp – KNAW Humanities Cluster DHLab – “Computationally Tracing Concepts Through Time and Space” – https://twitter.com/merpeltje. Trailer: https://youtu.be/g6Swlc7Mst8

16:00-17:00 (CET): Ruth Ahnert – Queen Mary University London – “Networking the Early Modern Archive” – https://twitter.com/RuthAhnert. Trailer: https://youtu.be/Xu8kAFe2fJg

17:00-18:00 (CET): Petter Holme – Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology – “Temporal Networks” – https://twitter.com/pholme. Trailer: https://youtu.be/7QLat-mntDM

18:00-19:00 (CET): Closing Remarks and Virtual Reception (bring some wine!)

As we have written before, the HNR conference will no longer take place in Luxembourg on 16-19 June 2020, but has been rescheduled to summer 2021. Precise dates and a new deadline for a second Call for Papers will be announced later this year. The HNR conference series explores the challenges and possibilities of network research in historical scholarship and serves as a platform for researchers from various disciplines to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. To keep up-to-date about the state of HNR2021, please visit our conference website: http://hnr2020.historicalnetworkresearch.org/

HNR-gang slack workspace

The virtual event continues in the HNR-gang slack workspace! It has been created to give researchers from various disciplines a space to meet, to ask questions, to share their knowledge, to discuss their latest findings, or to simply talk about anything related to networks and more. To join the channel, follow these instructions:

1 – Follow the invite link: https://join.slack.com/t/hnr-gang/shared_invite/zt-erd4n2wg-OKYZy951_CSN1xrYVGrUXA

2 – Enter HNR-gang.slack.com or add HNR-gang as a workspace to the Slack app (https://slack.com)

3 – Change your “Display Name” to Firstname Lastname – Affiliation.

4 – Use the #general channel as you would use a regular conference lobby.

6 – Visit the thematic channels.

7 – Right-click a channel to mute it.

8 – Engage in one-on-one conversations with anyone inside HNR2020 slack.

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Reminder: Call for Paper for Special issue on Chinese Historical Networks (deadline: June 1)http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/reminder-call-for-paper-for-special-issue-on-chinese-historical-networks-deadline-june-1/ Tue, 26 May 2020 08:37:40 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70493Dear all,

This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for abstract submissions to the special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Research is fast approaching: June 1, 2020.

For details about the submission process, please check the information below:

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Research (Spring 2021)

Chinese historical network research is a burgeoning academic field. In recent years, the digitization of source materials, the proliferation of databases, as well as the development of digital tools, have greatly facilitated the study of networks in Chinese history. This special issue invites scholars from all disciplines to share their research that applies the theories and methodologies of social network analysis to the study of any period of Chinese history as well as archaeology. With this special issue, we hope to initiate a dialogue between network scholars specializing in China and those studying other parts of the world. We also wish to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue about technology and methodology. Thus, we further welcome contributions from scholars who develop tools and databases that facilitate the study of networks in Chinese history and archaeology.

Contributions can be submitted in one of the following two sections:

First, we welcome outstanding and original research articles that engage with the diversity of networks connecting actors and/or objects in Chinese history, including articles that examine networks connecting China to other world regions and those that compare Chinese and non-Chinese networks.Excluded from the scope of this special issue are fictive networks, such as networks of character interaction in literary works.

Second, we call for contributions that focus on databases and tools pertaining to the study of networks in Chinese history. These include, for example, discussions of recent developments in Natural Language Processing that enable the harvesting of network data from Chinese source materials as well as contributions that focus on databases and tools for organizing and analyzing historical network data of China.

While English is the language of choice, contributions can also be submitted in Chinese. Submissions written in Chinese, if accepted, will be translated into English before publication. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words, and contributions on databases and tools should not exceed 5,000 words.

Abstracts for research articles (1,000 to 1,500 words) should include discussion on:

  • Background – an overview of the topic and the research questions that will be addressed by your article,
  • Methods and data – an overview of the data used and the methods employed in your research, and
  • Findings – a description of the results of your research.

Abstracts for contributions on databases and tools should not exceed 400 words.

Submissions can be send to both editors, Henrike Rudolph (henrike.rudolph@zo.uni-heidelberg.de) and Song Chen (song.chen@bucknell.edu), in a PDF-format before June 1st, 2020. You may choose to include, as part of the PDF file, one or two graphs (or tables) that show the key results or main argument of your contribution. While these graphs and/or tables are not required, we strongly encourage contributors of original research articles to include them in the abstracts. Please keep in mind that the intended readership is not limited to specialists from the field of Chinese Studies.

Timeline:

  • Abstract deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Full paper deadline: October 1, 2020
  • End of the review process: November 15, 2020
  • Revised version deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Publication: Spring 2021
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Save the Date: Virtual keynote event of HNR 2020, June 19th 2020http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/save-the-date-virtual-keynote-event-of-hnr-2020-june-19th-2020/ Thu, 21 May 2020 11:31:33 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70486Dear all,

After all the cancellations of events due to COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that the HNR 2020 conference may be moved to 2021, but the keynotes will be delivered online this year! On June 19th, our three keynote speakers have kindly agreed to record their papers to help us all think about how network theory and analysis can be applied in historical research.

As we have written before, the HNR conference will no longer take place in Luxembourg on 16-19 June 2020, but has been rescheduled to summer 2021. Precise dates and a new deadline for a second Call for Papers will be announced later this year. The HNR conference series explores the challenges and possibilities of network research in historical scholarship and serves as a platform for researchers from various disciplines to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. To keep up-to-date about the state of HNR2021, please visit our conference website: http://hnr2020.historicalnetworkresearch.org/

Even if the planned presentations had to be moved, the keynote speakers event of the 2020 edition of the HNR conference will still take place and be entirely online. Keynotes will be streamed on Zoom and afterwards, uploaded to the HNR Youtube channel. There will also be Q&A-sessions following each presentation on Zoom.

To give attendees the best possible experience, we will use three programs/channels of communication:

Zoom program and Q&A

Slack – HNR-gang.slack.com (see instructions below)

Youtube – Trailers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QFG7uIVxkFQ3xZbohKl-Q?view_as=subscriber

Please do not hesitate to contact the organising team for any questions you may have at HNR2020@historicalnetworkresearch.org or direct your questions directly at our HNR Slack channel #hnr2020 (see instructions bellow)

Registration

To attend, please register before June 17, 2020 so we can share the online conferencing channel with you and keep you updated about the virtual keynote event: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/historical-network-research-30207659732

Program, June 19th 2020

Keynotes will be 30 minutes with 30 minutes Q&A-session.

14:30-15:00 (CET): Welcome

15.00-16:00 (CET): Marieke van Erp – KNAW Humanities Cluster DHLab – https://twitter.com/merpeltje

16:00-17:00 (CET): Ruth Ahnert – Queen Mary University London – https://twitter.com/RuthAhnert

17:00-18:00 (CET): Petter Holme – Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology – https://twitter.com/pholme

18:00-19:00 (CET): Closing Remarks and Virtual Reception (bring some wine!)

HNR-gang slack workspace

The virtual event continues in the HNR-gang slack workspace! It has been created to give researchers from various disciplines a space to meet, to ask questions, to share their knowledge, to discuss their latest findings, or to simply talk about anything related to networks and more. To join the channel, follow these instructions:

1 – Follow the invite link: https://join.slack.com/t/hnr-gang/shared_invite/zt-erd4n2wg-OKYZy951_CSN1xrYVGrUXA

2 – Enter HNR-gang.slack.com or add HNR-gang as a workspace to the Slack app (https://slack.com)

3 – Change your “Display Name” to Firstname Lastname – Affiliation.

4 – Use the #general channel as you would use a regular conference lobby.

6 – Visit the thematic channels.

7 – Right-click a channel to mute it.

8 – Engage in one-on-one conversations with anyone inside HNR2020 slack.

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Special Issue (#4) “The Ties That Bind” of the Journal of Historical Network Research publishedhttp://historicalnetworkresearch.org/special-issue-4-the-ties-that-bind-of-the-journal-of-historical-network-research-published/ Wed, 06 May 2020 08:43:31 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70483

Dear all,

we are happy to announce the publication of the fourth issue of the Journal of Historical Network Research, a special issue focused on “The Ties That Bind. Ancient Politics and Network Analysis”, guest edited by W. Broekaert, E. Köstner & C. Rollinger.

During the last decade, the field of ancient history and classics has witnessed a slow but steady increase of publications applying to Greco-Roman history the concepts of social network analysis (SNA). As the case studies in this special, guest-edited issue of The Journal of Historical Network Research show, SNA promises to offer new perspectives on a research field mainly dominated by more traditional prosopographical studies and at the same time provide a powerful tool for analyzing and visualizing social and political connections in ancient societies.

It contains the following content:

Introduction

Introducing the ‘Ties that Bind’
Wim Broekaert, Elena Köstner, Christian Rollinger

Articles

Prolegomena. Problems and Perspectives of Historical Network Research and Ancient History
Christian Rollinger

Athens as a Small World
Diane Harris Cline

Quintus Cicero and Roman Rule. Networks between Centre and Periphery
Christian Vogel

Informal Political Communication and Network Theory in the Late Roman Republic
Cristina Rosillo-López

Family or Faction? The Political, Social and Familial Networks Discerned from Cicero’s Letters during the Civil War between Caesar and Pompey
Gregory Gilles

The Pompeian Connection. A Social Network Approach to Elites and Sub-Elites in the Bay of Naples
Wim Broekaert

Genesis and Collapse of a Network. The Rise and Fall of Lucius Aelius Seianus
Elena Köstner

Networking in the Early Roman Empire: Pliny the Younger
Fabian Germerodt

Network Management in Ostrogothic Italy. Theoderic the Great and the Refusal of Sectarian Conflict
Christian Nitschke

The Ties that Do Not Bind. Group formation, polarization and conflict within networks of political elites in the medieval Roman Empire
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

An Epilogue. Social Network Analysis and Greco-Roman Politics
Giovanni R. Ruffini

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Onderzoeksbijeenkomst CIAW: Networking in the Ancient World (May 1, 2020)http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/onderzoeksbijeenkomst-ciaw-networking-in-the-ancient-world-may-1-2020/ Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:37:59 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70477This might be of interest for people on this list:

OIKOS Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World Annual Meeting
Networking the Ancient World
1 May, 2020 – ONLINE

After all the cancellations of events due to the coronavirus, we are pleased to announce that the CIAW Annual Meeting on 1 May will not be cancelled, but it will move online!

This means we will need to adapt to this format. Fortunately our speakers have both kindly agreed to prerecord their tutorial (Lieve Donnellan) and paper (Anna Collar) so that you may review them at your leisure in advance and so that we can spend our online time focusing on questions and discussions.

In the morning is the training session with discussions in the afternoon including several 10-minute pitches to get us all thinking about how network theory and analysis can be applied in studies of the ancient world. Please register here – https://bookwhen.com/cgwilliamson

PROGRAM:

10:15-10:30 Welcome and introduction

10:30-12:00 Training session – live with Lieve Donnellan

12:00-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:00 Discussion session – live with Anna Collar

14:00-14:50 Pitches – session 1

  • John Mooring (PhD VU) Building innovation and trust in coinage through networks in Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Rik Jansen (ReMA UG) Ties between Poleis: Theoriai, Theoroi, Theorodokoi, and other Network Agents in the Hellenistic Age
  • Adam Wiznura (PhD UG) Negotiating Regional Identities: Festival Networks in Hellenistic and Roman Thessaly
  • Tom Britton (PhD UG) Networks of Communication in Hellenistic Power Relations
  • Robin van Vliet (PhD UG) Anchoring Roman authority in festival networks

14:50-15:10 Break

15:10-16:00 Pitches – session 2

  • Helle Hochscheid (URC) Archaic sculptor networks
  • Matthijs Catsman (ReMA VU) Connected Through Death. The application of consumption collective affiliation networks in the study of 7th century BC funerary cultural interconnectivity in Latium Vetus
  • Marie Hélène van de Ven  (ReMA UU) GIS and the Orphic Tablets in Thurii
  • Marijke Kooijman and Matthijs Zoeter (PhD Gent) Dismembering intentional collections? Two late-antique correspondence networks
  • Ingeborg van Vugt (Postdoc UU) CEMROL: Collecting Epistolary Metadata of the Republic of Letters

16:00-16:15 Break

16:15-17:00 Plenary discussion – with speakers and audience

REGISTRATION: Please register so we can get the materials to you in advance and share the online conferencing channel with you

Register here – https://bookwhen.com/cgwilliamson

OIKOS/ARCHON credit: EC 1 for a full day attendance and writing a report (1200 words) in which you reflect on methodology via the training and/or the general applicability of network theory within your own (field of) research.

Some useful readings:

Brughmans, Tom, Anna Collar, and Fiona Coward. “Network Perspectives on the Past. Tackling the Challenges.” In The Connected Past. Network Studies in Archaeology and History, edited by Tom Brughmans, Anna Collar, and Fiona Coward, 3-19. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Collar, Anna. Religious networks in the Roman empire. The spread of new ideas, Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Donnellan, Lieve. ‘A networked view on ‘Euboean’ colonisation’, in L. Donnellan, V. Nizzo and G.-J. Burgers (eds), Conceptualising early colonisation, Brussels; Rome, 2016: 149-166.

Donnellan, Lieve. 2019. “Modeling the Rise of the City. Early Urban Networks in Southern Italy.” Frontiers in Digital Humanities 15: 1-19.

Horden, Peregrine and Nicholas Purcell. The Corrupting Sea. A Study of Mediterranean History. Oxford; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

Malkin, Irad. A Small Greek World. Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011

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HNR2020 postponed to 2021http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/postponed-hnr2020/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:33:02 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70471Dear all,

After much consideration and in light of the developing situation concerning Covid-19, we had to decide that the Historical Network Research conference in Luxembourg will no longer take place on 16-19 June 2020, but has been rescheduled to summer 2021. The exact date for the conference will be announced as soon as possible. 

We are planning a smaller virtual event on the original dates of the conference and will keep everyone updated per e-mail and on the website.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances, we thank you for your efforts in contributing to  the HNR community and look forward to welcoming you in Luxembourg in 2021. We plan to use the extra time wisely to make HNR 2021 an even better event!

With best wishes,  

The HNR 2021 Organisers:

Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)

Antonio Fiscarelli (University of Luxembourg)

Ingeborg van Vugt (University of Utrecht)

Marten Düring (University of Luxembourg)

Tom Brughmans (Aarhus University)

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Fellowship for Digital Scholarship @ Centre for Digital Scholarship at Leiden Universityhttp://historicalnetworkresearch.org/fellowship-for-digital-scholarship-centre-for-digital-scholarship-at-leiden-university/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:40:48 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70463This will be of interest for people on this list:

Fellowship for Digital Scholarship

Do you have plans to conduct scientific research on the basis of the extensive digital collections of Leiden University Libraries (UBL)? Then the Fellowship Program for Digital Scholarship sponsored by Elsevier is something for you.

Fellowship Program for Digital Scholarship sponsored by Elsevier

The Program will enable international scholars to study the digital collections at Leiden University Libraries and to collaborate with the innovative Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at Leiden University. The program will financially support the research fellows to stay in Leiden for a period of two months, where fellows  will be invited to share their research outcomes through public lectures and publications. These fellowships offer a new digital scholarship perspective building on the longstanding Scaliger Institute fellowship program that focused on the study of the special collections at Leiden University.

During the fellowship attention is also paid to the way in which the results of the research can be made replicable and FAIR afterwards.

The products and data generated from the project are co-owned by the UBL.

The research preferably, but not exclusively, takes place in the following areas:

• Research on the basis of manuscripts over different locations, at least a part of which is present in the collections of the UBL;
• The enrichment of the digital collections of the UBL by means of annotations, transcriptions and transliterations;
• Using the digital collections in research and education through the development of dynamic learning routes;
• Enriching the digital collections by means of semantic enrichments and making links with term networks;
• Text & data mining based on the text collections of the UBL;
• The possibilities of text & data mining for non-Western languages ​​and textual files with moderate OCR quality.

The closing date for Digital Scholarship Fellowship is 1 July 2020.

Conditions Fellowship for Digital Scholarship

The applications for a Fellowship for Digital Scholarship have to comply with a number of conditions:

• When submitting a research proposal, specific mention must be made of the relationship between the proposed research and the digital collections of the UBL that will be examined and consulted;
• The fellow must carry out the research during the stay in the Leiden University Library and the CDS;
• Applicants must clearly state the proposed dates of their stay on the form;
• The fellowships must be completed in the spring 2019-end of 2019; unless approval is given by the evaluation committee to deviate from this period;
• The fellow is responsible for finding accommodation in the Netherlands (via the Housing Department of Leiden University) and paying it from the promised fellowship;
• The fellow presents the Scaliger Institute with a research report at the completion of the fellowship;
• The fellow publishes the research in a short article for the newsletter Elsevier Connect;
• The fellow presents the research during an informal lecture for a group of interested Elsevier employees and a lunch meeting at the Leiden Center for Digital Humanities.

Applicants are reminded that if they require a visa in order to take up a Fellowship in the Netherlands, they must secure the appropriate visa and, once a proposal has been accepted, award of the Fellowship will be conditional on fulfilling this requirement.

Applications must include:
• A completed application form stating personal details, the name of the Fellowship, the title of the proposed research project, the preferred dates of the intended visit and the names and addresses of two academic referees;
• A proposal for research to be carried out in Leiden University Library during the term of the Fellowship (1,200 words or fewer). Applicants should indicate how the proposed study advances their own research goals and how the study satisfies any particular aims of the award;
• A start and end date of the proposed research;
• A curriculum vitae;
• A list of relevant publications;
• Two letters of recommendation from the academic referees named in the application form. Applicants should ask the referees to comment on their professional knowledge of the applicant and the contribution the proposed research would make to scholarship. The referees should be asked to send their letters directly to the Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme, by per e-mail or by post to: K. van Ommen, Scaliger Institute, PO Box 9501, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands;
• Researchers who have yet to obtain their doctoral degree also need to have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor(s);

Evaluation Board

Fellowship applications will be reviewed by a board consisting of: Prof. dr. Sjef Barbiers (Head of the Leiden University Centre for the Digital Humanities), drs. Laurents Sesink (Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship), Dr. Michiel Kolman (SVP Information Industry Relations, Elsevier) en drs. Kasper van Ommen (Coordinator of the Scaliger Institute).

Application form

Applicants for the Fellowship for Digital Scaholarship are required to fill out this application form (see also https://www.library.universiteitleiden.nl/special-collections/research-in-special-collections/elsevier-fellowship) and send it to the co-ordinator of the Scaliger Insitute by e-mail or post to K. van Ommen, MA, Leiden University Library, PO Box 9501, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.

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Summer School Digital Prosopography, Vienna 6.-10.7.2020http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/summer-school-digital-prosopography-vienna-6-10-7-2020/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:14:05 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70461Via Georg Vogeler:

Dear historical networkers,

the ACDH-CH at Austrian Academy of Science invites you to participate in a Summer School on Digital Prosopography. It will take place in Vienna, 06-10. July 2020 and include courses on data creation, modelling with CIDOC-CRM, network analysis, linked open data, text encoding in the work with historical persons. Some of the speakers are well known in our community (Francesco Beretta, Charles van den Heuvel …).

Interested people should sent a CV (max. 1 page) and a brief description of their prosopographical project (max. 500 words) to digital.prosopography@oeaw.ac.at, which will help us to decide on eligibility. Places on the summer school will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. The participation at the summer school is free of charge. Please find details on the event at https://www.oeaw.ac.at/acdh/detail/event/summer-school-people-in-the-digital-age-digital-prosopography/

Looking forward to your application – or spread the word!

Georg

Prof. Dr. Georg Vogeler, M.A.
Director
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften | Austrian Academy of Sciences
Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien, Österreich | Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1 51581-2200
georg.vogeler@oeaw.ac.at
Chair for Digital Humanities at Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung,
University of Graz
Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik <http://www.i-d-e.de>
ICARus <https://icar-us.eu/en/>
Digital Medivalist <https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/>
Data for History <https://dataforhistory.org/>
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CfP: Special Issue Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Researchhttp://historicalnetworkresearch.org/cfp-special-issue-chinese-historical-networks-in-the-journal-of-historical-network-research/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:31:56 +0000http://historicalnetworkresearch.org/?p=70453We are very happy to announce the following CfP for a special issue of the Journal of Historical Network Research:

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Research (Spring 2021)

Chinese historical network research is a burgeoning academic field. In recent years, the digitization of source materials, the proliferation of databases, as well as the development of digital tools, have greatly facilitated the study of networks in Chinese history. This special issue invites scholars from all disciplines to share their research that applies the theories and methodologies of social network analysis to the study of any period of Chinese history as well as archaeology. With this special issue, we hope to initiate a dialogue between network scholars specializing in China and those studying other parts of the world. We also wish to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue about technology and methodology. Thus, we further welcome contributions from scholars who develop tools and databases that facilitate the study of networks in Chinese history and archaeology.

Contributions can be submitted in one of the following two sections:

First, we welcome outstanding and original research articles that engage with the diversity of networks connecting actors and/or objects in Chinese history, including articles that examine networks connecting China to other world regions and those that compare Chinese and non-Chinese networks.Excluded from the scope of this special issue are fictive networks, such as networks of character interaction in literary works.

Second, we call for contributions that focus on databases and toolspertaining to the study of networks in Chinese history. These include, for example, discussions of recent developments in Natural Language Processing that enable the harvesting of network data from Chinese source materials as well as contributions that focus on databases and tools for organizing and analyzing historical network data of China.

While English is the language of choice, contributions can also be submitted in Chinese. Submissions written in Chinese, if accepted, will be translated into English before publication. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words, and contributions on databases and tools should not exceed 5,000 words.

Abstracts for research articles (1,000 to 1,500 words) should include discussion on:

  • Background – an overview of the topic and the research questions that will be addressed by your article,
  • Methods and data – an overview of the data used and the methods employed in your research, and
  • Findings – a description of the results of your research.

Abstracts for contributions on databases and tools should not exceed 400 words.

Submissions can be send to both editors, Henrike Rudolph (henrike.rudolph@zo.uni-heidelberg.de) and Song Chen (song.chen@bucknell.edu), in a PDF-format before June 1st, 2020. You may choose to include, as part of the PDF file, one or two graphs (or tables)that show the key results or main argument of your contribution. While these graphs and/or tables are not required, we strongly encourage contributors of original research articles to include them in the abstracts. Please keep in mind that the intended readership is not limited to specialists from the field of Chinese Studies.

Timeline:

  • Abstract deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Full paper deadline: October 1, 2020
  • End of the review process: November 15, 2020
  • Revised version deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Publication: Spring 2021
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