IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 312: Network Analysis for Medieval Studies, III: Networks of Manuscripts, Authors, and Authorities

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Organiser:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 312-aGlosses to the First Book of the Etymologies as a Case Study in Early Medieval Intellectual Networks
(Language: English)
Evina Steinová, Universiteit Utrecht is Ingeschreven
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 312-bNetworks in the Czech Reformation: The Case of the Lay Chalice
(Language: English)
Petra Mutlová, Department of Classical Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 312-cMetadata for the Middle Ages: A Network Analysis of Manuscriptorium.com
(Language: English)
Zdenko Vozár, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
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.