IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1431: Network Analysis for Medievalists, II: Opportunities and Challenges - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 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
Abstract

Increasingly, postgraduate researchers are looking to the methods and theories of social network analysis to enhance their understanding of medieval historical evidence. This round table consists of a discussion by four PhD researchers who have done just that. Together, we will explore the opportunities offered, and challenges presented, by this new way of approaching the source material. How much of a learning curve is involved in using the software? Does social network analysis genuinely offer new perspectives or just cool-looking graphs? We will answer these questions and more in this round table.

Participants include Jennifer Caddick (University of Nottingham), Joe Chick (University of Warwick), Cassidy Croci (University of Nottingham), and Rachel Clare Harkes (Durham University).