We would like to encourage you to submit your papers in the session on historical and archaeological networks at this year's EUSN conference in Mainz. Below the calls for the HNR session and the general EUSN call (via SNA-DE).


Organized session at the 3rd European Conference on Social Networks at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 26.-29. September 2017

Call for Papers

"Networks in Archaeology and History"

Over the last decades, network analysis has made its way from a fringe theory to an established methodology in archaeological and historical research that goes beyond a purely metaphorical use of the network term. A substantial number of studies on different topics and periods have shown that network theories and methods derived from other disciplines (e.g. sociology, economics, physics) can be fruitfully applied to selected bodies of historical and archaeological sources. Yet in many of these initial studies, important methodological concerns regarding the underlying sources, missing data, data standardization and representation of networks in space and time have not been adequately acknowledged and sometimes even completely neglected.

In recent years, archeologists and historians – often in collaboration and in exchange with scholars from other disciplines – have taken on the challenge to address these methodological concerns and to adapt and refine network methods and network theory for archaeological and historical research. The aim of this session is to further develop such transdisciplinary collaboration between historians, archaeologists and the EUSN research community.

The session invites contributions from researchers applying methods of formal network analysis in archaeological or historical research. A special emphasis of the session will be on the unique challenges that arise in the domain-specific application of these research methods. We welcome submissions on any period, geographical area or topic. The authors may be historians or archaeologists as well as scholars from other disciplines working with historical or archeological data.

Abstract submission:

Please hand in your abstract via the conference website (http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/)           and indicate the name of the session: "Networks in Archaeology and History".                                          Abstract submission deadline is March 31st.

Session organizers:

Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)

Martin Stark (ILS Research Institute, Aachen)

Marten Düring (University of Luxembourg)



Call for abstracts

Third European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN2017)
Mainz, 26 - 29 September 2017
Dear colleagues,
We would like to encourage you to submit abstracts for paper presentations and posters to the Third European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN2017), to be held 26 - 29 September 2017 in Mainz, Germany.
The conference will host about 30 sessions representing many areas of social network research. In addition, 16 workshops covering the theory and analysis of social networks are offered on September 26. They include introductory courses and training on different software platforms. The keynote address will be held by Emmanuel Lazega. Two awards, one for the best poster and one for the best paper of a German early career scholar will be announced at the conference. Our social program will include hospitality suites and a conference party for casual discussion and exchange of ideas. For more details, please visit our website www.eusn.org.
Deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is March 31. Please find more details regarding the submission and registration procedure below. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at eusn2017@uni-mainz.de <mailto:eusn2017@uni-mainz.de>  and visit www.eusn.org <http://www.eusn.org> .
We look forward to welcoming you in Mainz this autumn!
The organizers,
Marina Hennig and Katharina Kunißen

Also on behalf of the program committee:
Kai Arzheimer, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Ulrik Brandes, University of Konstanz, Germany
Dimitris Christopoulos, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Marten Düring, Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe, Luxembourg
Johannes Glückler, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Betina Hollstein, University of Bremen, Germany
Lothar Krempel, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
Emmanuel Lazega, Science Po, France
José Luís Molina, UAB Barcelona, Spain
Jürgen Pfeffer, TU Munich, Germany
Tom A.B. Snijders, University of Groningen, Netherland
Christian Stegbauer, Goethe University Frankfurt Main, Germany

1. Visit our website http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/abstract-submission/ <http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/abstract-submission/>   

2. Register via the CONVERIA conference management tool ("sign up for an account", if you don´t have one) and log in.

3. Click on the "New submission" link and fill out the form. Make sure you enter all required information:
State the title of your presentation and select the session you want to submit it to. You can find a description of all sessions on our website (http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/calls/ <http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/calls/> ). If you do not find your topic listed, you can choose the "Open Sessions".  If you want to submit a poster, choose "Poster Session"

Insert an abstract of max. 500 words. All abstracts (and presentations) must be in English.

State the full name, institution and contact information of all authors

Abstract submissions are due by March 31. After this date, no abstracts will be accepted. You will receive a receipt of your submission by e-mail. Please note that we can only allow two submissions per person.

-      Registration starts February 1.
-      Presenting authors need to be registered for the conference until the end of June (Early Bird fee is available until June 14).

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Institute of Sociology | Department of Social Network Research & Family Sociology
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12 | D-55128 Mainz

Tel. +49 6131 39-22444
Fax  +49 6131 39-25569

Mail: eusn2017@uni-mainz.de

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