About HNR

The Historical Network Research Community

This website is a platform for scholars to present their work, enable collaboration and provide those new to network analysis with some helpful first information.

The roots of HNR go back to the year 2009 when Ulrich Eumann, Martin Stark, Linda von Keyserlingk-Rehbein and Marten Düring decided to organise a workshop for historians interested in social network analysis. Over the years, the HNR community grew from a small workshop series for German-speaking historians to a more internationally oriented community of scholars from different academic disciplines who are linked by their shared interest in the analysis of historical networks. Today, the HNR community organises workshops, conferences, lectures, an open access journal, a newsletter, a Slack group and a research bibliography.

Over the years, many scholars have volunteered their time, energy and ideas to make HNR events happen and to support the services we provide. We welcome anyone who is motivated to play an active part in this community – get in touch!


Contact points

The work for the HNR Community is a collaborative effort. For specific inquiries, however, we encourage you to reach out to the respective contact points:

General inquiries

Marten Düring, Assistant Professor in Digital History at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). Co-founder of the Historical Network Research group as well as co-founder and editor for the Journal of Historical Network Research (JHNR).

Email: info ät historicalnetworkresearch.org

HNR Bibliography

Martin Grandjean, Junior Lecturer in Digital Contemporary History at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Co-chair of the Admissions Committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).

Email: bibliography at historicalnetworkresearch.org

HNR Events and HNR Newsletter

Ingeborg van Vugt, Data Engineer at the Department of Digital Infrastructure of the Humanities Cluster of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Aline Deicke, Research associate and deputy director of the Digital Academy at the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz. Co-convenor of the DHd working group “Graphs and Networks” and member of mainzed (Mainz Center for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies).

Email events: events ät historicalnetworkresearch.org

Email newsletter: news ät historicalnetworkresearch.org

JHNR – The Journal of Historical Network Research

Journal website

Editor Ancient History
Christian Rollinger, University of Trier

Editors Medieval History
Clemens Beck, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Robert Gramsch-Stehfest, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Editor Early Modern History
Ingeborg van Vugt, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Editor Modern History
Martin Stark, ILS Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Aachen

Editor Contemporary History
Marten Düring, University of Luxembourg,

Email: JHNR-editors ät historicalnetworkresearch.org