IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1437: Network Science and Medieval Sources: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC), Coventry University
Organiser:Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Abstract

Building on the success of our session on network analysis and medieval sources at Leeds IMC 2015, this round table will discuss the potential applications of network science to various types of evidence from the Middle Ages and consider the issues and questions that may arise in such ground-breaking interdisciplinary research. The participants are all exploring new approaches and methodologies in their research and represent a broad range of expertise (Maths/Physics, Late Antiquity, the Viking Age, and Anglo-Saxon England) allowing for a wide-ranging and lively discussion.

Participants include James Chetwood (University of Sheffield), Julia Hillner (University of Sheffield), Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham), Ralph Kenna (Coventry University), Helen Lawson (University of Edinburgh), and Francesca Tinti (Universidad del País Vasco).