HNR Bibliography

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Network Analysis in the Historical Sciences

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Kapitan, Katarzyna Anna, and Tarrin Wills. 2023. “Sagas and Genre: A Case for Application of Network Analysis to Manuscripts Preserving Old Norse-Icelandic Saga Literature.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, April, fqad013.
Chu, Ming-Kin. 2023. “Realizing the ‘Outwardly Regal’ Vision in the Midst of Political Inactivity: A Study of the Epistolary Networks of Li Gang 李綱 (1083–1140) and Sun Di 孫覿 (1081–1169).” Religions 14 (3): 389.
Sokolova, Anna. 2023. “Regional Buddhist Communities in Tang China and Their Social Networks: The Network of Master Fayun (?–766).” Religions 14 (3): 335.
Chu, Ming-Kin. 2023. “Realizing the ‘Outwardly Regal’ Vision in the Midst of Political Inactivity: A Study of the Epistolary Networks of Li Gang 李綱 (1083–1140) and Sun Di 孫覿 (1081–1169).” Religions 14 (3): 389.
Bingenheimer, Marcus. 2023. “Miyun Yuanwu 密雲圓悟 (1567–1642) and His Impact on 17th-Century Buddhism.” Religions 14 (2): 248.
Goossaert, Vincent. 2023. “The Social Networks of Gods in Late Imperial Spirit-Writing Altars.” Religions 14 (2): 217.
Van Cutsem, Laurent. 2023. “Lineages as Network: A Study of Chan Genealogy in the Zutang Ji 祖堂集 Using Social Network Analysis.” Religions 14 (2): 205.
Bingenheimer, Marcus. 2023. “Miyun Yuanwu 密雲圓悟 (1567–1642) and His Impact on 17th-Century Buddhism.” Religions 14 (2): 248.
Sánchez, Suset García, and Nereyda Moya Padilla. 2023. “Comerciantes banqueros y redes de parentesco. Cienfuegos 1880-1920.” Redes. Revista hispana para el análisis de redes sociales 34 (1): 87–102.
Brughmans, Tom, and Matthew A. Peeples. 2023. Network Science in Archaeology. Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rappo, Lucas. 2023. “Liens Matrimoniaux, Famille et Appartenance Professionnelle à Corsier-Sur-Vevey (Suisse) Au XVIIIe Siècle : Le Cas Des Notaires et Des Vignerons.” In , edited by Audrey Dauchy and Laila Scheuch, 141–66. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann.
Pister, Alexis. 2022. “Visual Analytics for Historical Social Networks : Traceability, Exploration, and Analysis.” These de doctorat, Paris: Université Paris-Saclay.
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.
Mack, William. 2022. “‘Where Are the Proxenoi?’ Social Network Analysis, Connectivity and the Greek Poleis.” Past and Present, no. 257 (November): 11–54.
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 .
Kokoli, Maria, Evangelos Karatzas, Fotis A. Baltoumas, Reinhard Schneider, Evangelos Pafilis, Savvas Paragkamian, Nadezhda T. Doncheva, Lars Juhl Jensen, and Georgios A. Pavlopoulos. 2022. “Arena3D Web: Interactive 3D Visualization of Multilayered Networks Supporting Multiple Directional Information Channels, Clustering Analysis and Application Integration.” Preprint. Bioinformatics.
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.
JSiv. (2022) 2022. Multiviz: A Gephi Plugin for Scalable Visualization of Multi-Layer Networks.
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.
Rappo, Lucas. 2022. Parenté, Proximité Spatiale et Liens Sociaux de l’Ancien Régime à La Suisse Moderne. Le Cas de Corsier-Sur-Vevey de 1700 à 1840. Peter Lang.
Spina, Salvatore. 2022. “Historical Network Analysis & Htr Tool Per Un Approccio Storico Metodologico Digitale All’archivio Biscari Di Catania.” Umanistica Digitale, no. 14: 163–81.
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.

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  • Matt Peeples
  • Christian Rollinger
  • Martin Skoeries
  • Maximilian Kaiser
  • Christian Marx