IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 212: Network Analysis for Medieval Studies, II: The Dynamics of Medieval Political and Personal Networks

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno / Reframing the Legal & Historical Past in Late Medieval Scotland, AHRC Project
Organiser:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani, Département d'Histoire, Université de Namur
Paper 212-aThe Dynamic Networks of a Royal Household: Scotland, 1222-1371
(Language: English)
Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 212-bThe Participation of Women (and Some Men) in Languedocian Catharism: A Network Science Perspective, II
(Language: English)
David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Gender Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 212-cStructural Balance: 'Political Factions' and Their Rapid Change in the 13th-Century Holy Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Robert Gramsch-Stehfest, Historisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The techniques and the conceptual framework of network analysis have recently found their way into historical scholarship. Several important endeavours, such as the establishment of the Journal of Historical Network Research, testify to the growing interest of historians in network analysis and more generally in structured relational data. This panel, intended as the inception of a series recurring annually at the IMC, aims at gathering some of the otherwise rather dispersed papers building on network analysis, applying this methodology to medieval material, bringing palpable results of interest to scholars from the respective fields of expertise, and promoting comparison and debate. This year’s sessions pay special attention to processes of governance accessed through networks extracted from diplomatic sources, and to medieval learning and intertextuality accessed through networks of manuscripts, authors, and citations.