HNR Bibliography

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Network Analysis in the Historical Sciences

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Petz, Cindarella, Raji Ghawi, and Jürgen Pfeffer. 2022. “Tracking the Evolution of Communities in a Social Network of Intellectual Influences.” Journal of Historical Network Research 7 (1): 114–54.
Conroy, Melanie, Kimmo Elo, Malte Rehbein, and Linda von Keyserlingk-Rehbein. 2022. “Visualizing the Evolution of Historical Networks Using Small Multiples in Grid Charts.” Journal of Historical Network Research 7 (1): 86–113.
Cachero, Montserrat, and Paula Rodríguez-Modroño. 2022. “An Empire of Networks: The Political Economy of the Habsburgs in the Caribbean (1492-1556).” Journal of Historical Network Research 7 (1): 181–215.
Buarque, Bernardo, Aline Deicke, Malte Doehne, Marten Düring, Heiner Fangerau, Catherine Herfeld, Charles van den Heuvel, et al. 2022. “White Paper of the ModelSEN Workshop (April 2022).” Zenodo.
Sangiacomo, Andrea, Raluca Tanasescu, Hugo Hogenbirk, and Silvia Donker. 2022. “Recreating the Network of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: A Mono- and Multilingual Text Data Vectorization Method.” Journal of Historical Network Research 7 (1): 33–85.
Pister, Alexis, Nicole Dufournaud, Pascal Cristofoli, Christophe Prieur, and Jean-Daniel Fekete. 2022. “From Historical Documents To Social Network Visualization: Potential Pitfalls and Network Modeling.” In .
Atçıl, Abdurrahman, and Gürzat Kami. 2022. “Studying Professional Careers as Hierarchical Networks: A Case Study on the Careers of Chief Judges in the Ottoman Empire (1516–1622).” Journal of Historical Network Research 7 (1): 32–32.
Rubio-Mondejar, Juan A., and Josean Garrues-Irurzun. 2022. “Women Entrepreneurs and Family Networks in Andalusia (Spain) during the Second Industrial Revolution.” Business History 0 (0): 1–22.
Verbruggen, Christophe, Florian Deroo, Hans Blomme, Thomas D’haeninck, Amandine Thiry, Lisa van Diem, Jan Vandersmissen, et al. 2022. “Social Reform International Congresses and Organizations (1846–1914): From Sources to Data.” Journal of Open Humanities Data 8 (0): 13.
Valleriani, Matteo, Beate Federau, and Olya Nicolaeva. 2022. “The Hidden Praeceptor: How Georg Rheticus Taught Geocentric Cosmology to Europe.” Perspectives on Science, February, 1–46.
Schlesinger, Claus-Michael. 2022. “Identifying Lesser-Known Actors of the ‘Stuttgart School’: An Event-Oriented Approach to Historical Network Research.” In Graph Technologies in the Humanities - Proceedings 2020, edited by Tara Andrews, Franziska Diehr, Thomas Efer, Andreas Kuczera, and Joris van Zundert, 3110:193–210. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR.
Everton, Sean F., and Steven Pfaff. 2022. “Historical and Comparative Research on Social Diffusion: Mechanisms, Methods, and Data.” Social Science History 46 (2): 431–72.
Johner, Aline. 2022. La Sexualité Comme Expression d’identités Religieuses et Politiques Dans Le Canton de Vaud (Fin de l’Ancien Régime–1848). Neuchâtel: Alphil Presses Universitaires Suisses.
Schmidt, Kira J., Maria Buck, and Romed Aschwanden. 2022. “The «Swiss Alpine Conservation Movement» (1980–2005): Possibilities and Limitations of a Two-Mode Network.” Schweizerische Zeitschrift Für Geschichte 72: 92–109.
Grandjean, Martin. 2022. “The Paris/Geneva Divide. A Network Analysis of the Archives of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations.” In Culture as Soft Power. Bridging Cultural Relations, Intellectual Cooperation, and Cultural Diplomacy, edited by Elisabet Carbó-Catalan and Diana Roig-Sanz, 65–98. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Tambs, Lena. 2022. Socio-Economic Relations in Ptolemaic Pathyris: A Network Analytical Approach to a Bilingual Community. Vol. 40.1-40.2. Probleme Der Ägyptologie. Leiden: Brill.
Tambs, Lena. 2022. “Social and Symbolic Boundaries in the Upper Egyptian Town of Pathyris (2nd to Early 1st Cent. BCE).” Fronteiras: Revista Catarinense de História, no. 40: 164–205.
Rossier, Thierry, Christoph Houman Ellersgaard, Anton Grau Larsen, and Jacob Aagaard Lunding. 2022. “From Integrated to Fragmented Elites. The Core of Swiss Elite Networks 1910–2015.” The British Journal of Sociology 73 (2): 315–35.
Teggin, Edward Owen. 2021. “The Presbyterian International and the Case of Robert Cowan.” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Dutrey, Clément. 2021. “Distribution de l’information et Stratégies Relationnelles Dans Le Corpus de Correspondances Amarniennes : Approche Par l’analyse de Réseaux.” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Holland-Lulewicz, Jacob, and Amanda D. Roberts Thompson. 2021. “Incomplete Histories and Hidden Lives: The Case for Social Network Analysis in Historical Archaeology.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology, November.
Roig-Sanz, Diana, and Laura Fólica. 2021. “Big Translation History: Data Science Applied to Translated Literature in the Spanish-Speaking World, 1898–1945.” Translation Spaces 10 (2): 231–59.
Brughmans, Tom, Olympia Bobou, Nathalia B. Kristensen, Rikke R. Thomsen, Jesper V. Jensen, Eivind H. Seland, and Rubina Raja. 2021. “A Kinship Network Analysis of Palmyrene Genealogies.” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Brinkley, Leanna T. P. 2021. “Understanding the Early Modern English Coastal Trading Community.” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Segal, Zef. 2021. “From a Local Periodical to a Global Enterprise.” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Lehmann, Jörg, and Hanno Ehrlicher. 2021. “Transnational Network Formation in the Medium of Cultural Magazines.” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Valeriola, Sébastien de. 2021. “Can Historians Trust Centrality?” Journal of Historical Network Research 6 (1).
Leal, Wilmer, Eugenio J. Llanos, Andres Bernal, Peter F. Stadler, Jürgen Jost, and Guillermo Restrepo. 2021. “Computational Data Analysis Shows That Key Developments towards the Periodic System Occurred in the 1840s,” October.
Beerens, Rudy Jos. 2021. “Painters and Communities in Seventeenth-Century Brussels: A Social History of Art in a Digital Framework,” October.
Ryan, Yann C., and Sebastian E. Ahnert. 2021. “The Measure of the Archive: The Ro­bustness of Network Analysis in Early Modern Correspondence.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, July, 25943.
Midura, Rachel. 2021. “Itinerating Europe: Early Modern Spatial Networks in Printed Itineraries, 1545–1700.” Journal of Social History, no. shab011 (June).
Grallert, Till. 2021. “Catch Me If You Can! Approaching the Arabic Press of the Late Ottoman Eastern Mediterranean through Digital History.” Geschichte Und Gesellschaft 47 (1): 58–89.
Neuser, Wiebke. 2021. Sandstone Trade and Personal Networks. Considering on Networks in the Context of an Analysis of a Transregional Exchange of Material and Knowledge in the Northwest German and Dutch Region in the Early Modern Age. De Gruyter.
Scholtes, Ingo. (2017) 2021. IngoScholtes/Pathpy.
Soni, Sandeep, Lauren F. Klein, and Jacob Eisenstein. 2021. “Abolitionist Networks: Modeling Language Change in Nineteenth-Century Activist Newspapers.” Journal of Cultural Analytics 6 (1).
Soni, Sandeep, Lauren F. Klein, and Jacob Eisenstein. 2021. “Abolitionist Networks: Modeling Language Change in Nineteenth-Century Activist Newspapers.” Journal of Cultural Analytics 6 (1): 18841.
Aschwanden, Romed. 2021. Politisierung Der Alpen. Umweltbewegungen in Der Ära Der Europäischen Integration (1970–2000). Köln: Böhlau Verlag.
Grandjean, Martin. 2021. “Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Basics and Historical Specificities.” In HNR+ResHist Conference. Luxembourg.
Karila-Cohen, Karine. 2021. “La Parenté Revendiquée. La Visibilité Des Femmes Dans Les Réseaux de Parenté à Athènes.” Pallas 115: 319–53.
Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I., and Carlos López-Arenillas. 2021. “From Inquisition to Inquiry: Inquisitorial Records as a Source for Social Network Analysis.” In Christianity and the Digital Humanities, edited by Tim Hutchings and Claire Clivaz, 195–212. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Knutson, Sara Ann. 2021. “Itinerant Assemblages and Material Networks: The Application of Assemblage Theory to Networks in Archaeology.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 28 (3): 793–822.
Becker, Sascha, Volker Lindenthal, Sharun Mukand, and Fabian Waldinger. 2021. “Persecution and Escape: Professional Networks and High-Skilled Emigration from Nazi Germany.” IZA Institute for Labour Economics, Discussion Paper Series, , no. 14120.
Horne, Ryan. 2021. “Digital Tools and Ancient Empires: Using Network Analysis and Geographic Information Systems to Study Imperial Networks in Hellenistic Anatolia.” Journal of World History 32 (2): 321–43.
Deicke, Aline. 2021. “Zwischen Individuum Und Communitas. Identitätskonstruktion Späturnenfelderzeitlicher Eliten Im Spiegel Funeraler Statusnetzwerke.” Universitätsforsch. Prähist. Arch. 358.
Bornhofen, Stefan, and Marten Düring. 2020. “Exploring Dynamic Multilayer Graphs for Digital Humanities.” Applied Network Science 5 (1): 1–13.
Zamani, Maryam, Alejandro Tejedor, Malte Vogl, Florian Kräutli, Matteo Valleriani, and Holger Kantz. 2020. “Evolution and Transformation of Early Modern Cosmological Knowledge: A Network Study.” Scientific Reports 10 (1): 19822.
Błoch, Agata, Demival Vasques Filho, and Michał Bojanowski. 2020. “Networks from Archives: Reconstructing Networks of Official Correspondence in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire.” Social Networks, September.
Hofman, Corinne L., Lewis Borck, Jason E. Laffoon, Emma R. Slayton, Rebecca B. Scott, Thomas W. Breukel, Catarina Guzzo Falci, Maroussia Favre, and Menno L. P. Hoogland. 2020. “Island Networks: Transformations of Inter-Community Social Relationships in the Lesser Antilles at the Advent of European Colonialism.” The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, May, 1–27.
Germerodt, Fabian. 2020. “Networking in the Early Roman Empire: Pliny the Younger.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 252–70.
Preiser-Kapeller, Johannes. 2020. “The Ties That Do Not Bind. Group Formation, Polarization and Conflict within Networks of Political Elites in the Medieval Roman Empire.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 298–324.

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This bibliography is not the work of an individual, but of a collective. It is currently maintained by:

  • Marten Düring
  • Martin Grandjean

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  • Tom Brughmans
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  • Christian Rollinger
  • Martin Skoeries
  • Maximilian Kaiser
  • Christian Marx