IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 916: Networked Middle Ages: The Opportunities and Challenges of Network Analysis - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Social Network Analysis Researchers of the Middle Ages (SNARMA)
Organiser:Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London

Networks seem to be everywhere these days. While the ideas behind social network analysis (SNA) and closely related fields have been around for a while, the availability of software has engendered an explosion in SNA methods across a wide swath of disciplines. The recent proliferation of sessions on network-based topics at the IMC and the emergence of new specialist historical network organisations and journals have brought about a turning point for medieval studies and network analysis. Topics of discussion will include access to network analytical techniques for medievalist researchers, the relationship of network studies to the more traditional disciplines, and the development and identity of a fresh new sub-discipline.

Participants include Julia Hillner (University of Sheffield), David Natal Villazala (University of London), Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), and David Zbíral (Masarykova univerzita, Brno).