We are very happy to remind you of the call for papers for this year’s Historical Network Research Conference in Brno.
The submission deadline is coming up: 31st March 2018
For details please check the information below and the conference website at http://www.phil.muni.cz/relig/hnr2018/
Historical Network Research Conference 2018
Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic
10th September 2018 (pre-conference tutorials and workshops)
11th-13th September 2018 (conference)
• Historical Network Research ( http://www.historicalnetworkresearch.org)
• Department for the Study of Religions ( http://religionistika.phil.muni.cz/en/)
• Czech Association for the Study of Religions ( http://www.casr.cz/indexen.php)
• Dr. Aleš Chalupa (Masaryk University)
• Dr. Kimmo Elo (University of Helsinki)
• Dr. Ivo Veiga (New University of Lisbon)
• Dr. Martin Stark (ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development)
• Dr. David Zbíral (Masaryk University)
Call For Papers
The Historical Network Research group is pleased to announce its 5th annual conference. After the previous conferences that which took place in Hamburg in 2013, Ghent in 2014, Lisbon in 2015, and Turku in 2017, the 5th conference will be hosted by Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, on 10th-13th September 2018. The 5th Historical Network Research Conference seeks to foster historians’ awareness of the possibilities of network research and create opportunities for sharing cross- and multidisciplinary approaches to the networked past by bringing together historians, social scientists and computer scientists. The organizers welcome proposals for papers discussing any historical period and geographical area. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Social network analysis in historical research
• Network analysis in archaeology
• Network analysis and text mining in historical research
• Modeling diffusion on historical networks
• Modeling and simulation in historical research
• Religious networks
• Cultural and intellectual networks
• Networks in economic and business history
• Technological and research networks, scientific networks and collaborations
• Social movements and political mobilization
• Social networks in war, conflict, and peacemaking
• Methodological and theoretical issues of the network analysis in historical research
The language of the conference is English. There is no conference fee. Those who wish to participate in the optional social event on 12th September 2018 will be asked for a contribution of 25 € (625 CZK) collected at the registration desk during the conference.
The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 31st March 2018. All abstracts are to be submitted through the form in the Registration section. We kindly ask prospective participants without papers to register as well.
The presentations for the conference will be selected, after a peer review process, on the basis of abstracts. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be announced in the second half of April 2018.
The list of pre-conference tutorials and workshops will be announced in the second half of April 2018. After the announcement, the registration for participation in these tutorials and workshops will be opened.
Types of presentations
• Regular papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion). Regular papers should present a) results of a completed research; b) innovative research methods and their application; or c) a discussion concerning theoretical questions. An abstract should be 300-500 words long.
• Short papers (10 minutes + 5 minutes discussion). Short papers should present ideas, approaches and projects that have started only recently or are currently being prepared (e.g. grant projects, research initiatives etc.). A short paper should be audience-friendly and generate conference participants’ interest in the presented topic and/or attract potential partners for future collaboration. An abstract should be 200-400 words long.
• Posters should inform about completed research, research in progress or present new methods and/or research tools. Posters (format A0 portrait orientation) will be displayed throughout the conference at the venue site and introduced during the poster session. A poster abstract should be 200-400 words long.
• We welcome proposals for pre-conference tutorials and workshops which are to take place on Monday, 10th September 2018 (a day before the conference) in two time slots: 9-12 am and 2-5 pm. Proposals should include the workshop/tutorial title and a short description of its topic + contact information of the lecturer. An abstract should also include the information about a minimum and maximum number of participants, the type of audience (beginners, intermediate, advanced etc.), length and the type of necessary technical equipment participants should have (the organizers can provide only basic infrastructural support, e.g. suitable classrooms with a projector, whiteboard etc., not technical equipment such as laptops, specialized software etc.). The lecturer will be responsible for communicating necessary information to the registered participants. An abstract should be 200-400 long words.