IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 116: Network Analysis for Medieval Studies, I: Network Analysis of Medieval Charters

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Social Network Analysis Researchers of the Middle Ages (SNARMA) / The Community of the Realm in Scotland, 1249-1424
Organiser:Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Paper 116-aDynamic Networks of Scottish Charter Witnesses, Continued
(Language: English)
Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies
Paper 116-bReading, Connecting, and Visualising the Condaghes: The Networks of Medieval Sardinia
(Language: English)
Hervin Fernández-Aceves, School of History / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Hervin Fernández-Aceves, School of History / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Social History
Paper 116-cDealing with Data Loss: Network Analysis with Incomplete Datasets
(Language: English)
Joe Chick, Department of History, University of Warwick
Joe Chick, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Monasticism, Social History
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, part 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, to networks involving bishops and other churchmen in various capacities, and to medieval learning and intertextuality accessed through networks of manuscripts, authors, references, concepts, and motifs.