HNR Bibliography

vol. 7 2021

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Network Analysis in the Historical Sciences

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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.
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.
Rollinger, Christian. 2020. “Prolegomena. Problems and Perspectives of Historical Network Research and Ancient History.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 1–35.
Ruffini, Giovanni R. 2020. “An Epilogue. Social Network Analysis and Greco-Roman Politics.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 325–39.
Vogel, Christian. 2020. “Quintus Cicero and Roman Rule. Networks between Centre and Periphery.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 57–89.
Nitschke, Christian. 2020. “Network Management in Ostrogothic Italy. Theoderic the Great and the Refusal of Sectarian Conflict.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 271–97.
Gilles, Gregory. 2020. “Family or Faction? The Political, Social and Familial Networks Discerned from Cicero’s Letters during the Civil War between Caesar and Pompey.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 114–55.
Broekaert, Wim, Elena Köstner, and Christian Rollinger. 2020. “Introducing the ‘Ties That Bind.’” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): i–xiii.
Köstner, Elena. 2020. “Genesis and Collapse of a Network. The Rise and Fall of Lucius Aelius Seianus.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 225–51.
Broekaert, Wim. 2020. “The Pompeian Connection. A Social Network Approach to Elites and Sub-Elites in the Bay of Naples.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 156–224.
Rosillo-López, Cristina. 2020. “Informal Political Communication and Network Theory in the Late Roman Republic.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 90–113.
Cline, Diane Harris. 2020. “Athens as a Small World.” Journal of Historical Network Research 4 (May): 36–56.
Lincoln, Matthew D. 2020. “Tangled Metaphors : Network Thinking and Network Analysis in the History of Art.” In The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History, 73–87. Routledge.
Alcantara, Marlon C., Marco Braga, and Charles van den Heuvel. 2020. “Historical Networks in Science Education.” Science & Education 29 (1): 101–21.
Grandjean, Martin. 2020. “A Conceptual Framework for Multilayer Historical Networks.” DARIAH Campus.
Broux, Y., and F. Pietowski. 2020. “Trismegistos’ TOMATILLO. A New Tool to Visualize Related Data in an Online Environment.” In Addressing the Dynamics of Change: Complex Network Analysis in Ancient Egypt, by M. Bárta and V. Dulíková, 154–70. Prague.
Ahnert, Ruth, Sebastian E. Ahnert, Catherine Nicole Coleman, and Scott B. Weingart. 2020. The Network Turn: Changing Perspectives in the Humanities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grandjean, Martin. 2020. “A Representative Organization?: Ibero-American Networks in the Committee on Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations (1922-1939).” In Cultural Organizations, Networks and Mediators in Contemporary Ibero-America, edited by Diana Roig Sanz and Jaume Subira, 65–89. Routledge.
Deicke, Aline. 2020. “Entangled Identities. Processes of Status Construction in Late Urnfield Burials.” In Archaeological Networks and Social Interaction, edited by Lieve Donnellan, 38–63. Routledge Studies in Archaeology. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Kerschbaumer, Florian, Linda von Keyserlingk, Martin Stark, and Marten Düring. 2020. The Power of Networks: Prospects of Historical Network Research. Routledge.
Hollweg, Jürgen. 2020. Mythos Alchemie Austauschprozesse und Netzwerkstrukturen frühneuzeitlicher Chemiker um 1600.
Bingenheimer, Marcus. 2020. “On the Use of Historical Social Network Analysis in the Study of Chinese Buddhism: The Case of Dao’an, Huiyuan, and Kumārajīva.” Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities 5 (2): 84–131.
Broux, Y. 2020. “Things Can Only Get Better for Socrates and His Crocodile. How Onomastics Can Benefit from Digital Humanities.” The Classical Quarterly 69: 825–45.
Lalli, Roberto, Riaz Howey, and Dirk Wintergrün. 2019. “The Dynamics of Collaboration Networks and the History of General Relativity, 1925–1970.” Scientometrics, December.
Stefanović, Danijela. 2019. “The Social Network(s) of the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period Treasurers: Rehuerdjersen, Siese, Ikhernefret and Senebsumai.” Journal of Egyptian History 12 (2): 259–87.
Valleriani, Matteo, Florian Kräutli, Maryam Zamani, Alejandro Tejedor, Christoph Sander, Malte Vogl, Sabine Bertram, Gesa Funke, and Holger Kantz. 2019. “The Emergence of Epistemic Communities in the Sphaera Corpus.” Journal of Historical Network Research 3 (1): 50–91.
Riva, Gustavo Fernandez. 2019. “Network Analysis of Medieval Manuscript Transmission.” Journal of Historical Network Research 3 (1): 30–49.
Breure, Abraham S. H., and Raphael Heiko Heiberger. 2019. “Reconstructing Science Networks from the Past.” Journal of Historical Network Research 3 (1): 92–117.
Köstner, Elena. 2019. “Trimalchio’s Last Will.” Journal of Historical Network Research 3 (1): 1–29.
Herfeld, Catherine, and Malte Doehne. 2019. “The Diffusion of Scientific Innovations: A Role Typology.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 77 (October): 64–80.
Rehr, Jean-Paul. 2019. “Re-Mapping the ‘Great Inquisition’ of 1245–46: The Case of Mas-Saintes-Puelles and Saint-Martin-Lalande.” Open Library of Humanities 5 (1): 28.
Kekki, Saara. 2019. “Life at Heart Mountain: A Dynamic Network Model of a Japanese American Community during World War II,” February.
Larrosa, Juan, and Laura C. del Valle. 2019. “Familias Capitulares y Poder Político En El Cabildo de Buenos Aires, 1776-1810.” America Latina En La Historia Economica.
Wintergrün, Dirk. 2019. “Netzwerkanalysen und semantische Datenmodellierung als heuristische Instrumente für die historische Forschung.” Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
Clemens Beck, Markus Krumm [u.a]. 2019. “Ordnung Ins Chaos. Digitale Netzwerkanalyse Am Beispiel von Galberts von Brügge De Multro, Traditione, et Occisione Gloriosi Karoli, Comitis Flandriarum.” Mittelalter. Interdisziplinäre Forschung Und Rezeptionsgeschichte 2: 2776–317.
Hotson, Howard, and Thomas Wallnig. 2019. “Reassembling the Republic of Letters in the Digital Age.”
Ito, Tomohide. 2019. Militarismus Des Zivilen in Japan 1937-1940 : Diskurse Und Ihre Auswirkungen Auf Politische Entscheidungsprozesse. ERGA. Erfurter Reihe Zur Geschichte Asiens. München: Iudicium.
Kuczera, Andreas. 2019. “Die ‚Regesta Imperii‘ Im Digitalen Zeitalter. Das Regest Als Netzwerk von Entitäten.” Das Mittelalter 24 (1): 157–172.
Stenner, David. 2019. Globalizing Morocco: Transnational Activism and the Post-Colonial State.
An Visual Exploration of the Women Writers Online Text Collection Including the Top Named Entities: VisDunneRight/WWOVis. (2018) 2018. Visualization Dunne Right.
Network Visualization Tool Edit Add Topics. Contribute to DariahBE/VizTool Development by Creating an Account on GitHub. (2017) 2018. DARIAH-BE.
Elo, Kimmo. 2018. “Geospatial Social Networks of East German Opposition (1975-1989/90).” Journal of Historical Network Research 2 (1): 143–65.

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