Winter School: A beginner’s guide to historical network research (IEG Mainz, November 28-December 1, 2022)

Dear member of the HNR community,

The DH Lab of the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is hosting a winter school on HNR. Click here or see below for more information. 



Winter School: A beginner’s guide to historical network research


Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 1, 2022

This winter school is designed to provide a guide for graduate students and early career researchers interested in the study of social networks with a special focus on historical research questions. This four day course will cover a range of sessions, offering hands-on exercises in Python using Jupyter Notebooks, and providing room for discussing your own datasets. Our keynote speaker Prof. Dr. David Zbíral (Masaryk University) will elaborate on his work on the DISSINET project.



Day 1 (9:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 CET):

  • Fundamentals of social network analysis
  • Conceptualizing a network research design

Day 2 (9:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:30 CET):

  • History of network research
  • Network theories
  • Network visualization

Public Keynote (17:00 – 18:30 CET)

Day 3 (9:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 CET):

  • Network models and dynamics
  • Epistemological implications of networks
  • Mentoring and free exercises

Day 4 (9:00 – 12:00 CET)

  • Wrap up and critical perspectives


How to apply

For the winter school, a familiarity with the basics of Python is required. Before the school starts, we will provide tutorials so everyone can have the basic understanding necessary for following the sessions.

The winter school is designed as hands-on sessions with tutoring (virtual; working language in English), therefore we can only admit up to 25 participants. The winter school is free of charge. Admission is possible until September 30, 2022.

In order to apply, sent a short letter of interest specifying your motivation for attending this school (1/2 page max) with the subject “HNR winter school” to Further queries can be sent to and



Published by Ingeborg van Vugt
August 11, 2022

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