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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 435: Network Analysis for Medievalists, IV: Do We Need a Properly Historical Network Analysis? - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 3 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:'Data-Driven Humanities' Contact Group
Organiser:Sébastien de Valeriola, Institut de Statistique, Biostatistique et Sciences Actuarielles, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Moderator/Chair:Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani, Département d'Histoire, Université de Namur

The purpose of this round table discussion is to discuss the need for a properly historical network analysis. The main question will therefore be: are the tools developed for other disciplines, and in particular for other types of data, necessarily suitable for the study of historical dossiers? Is a 'one size fits all' approach appropriate, or should existing tools be developed, adapted, or particularised? Another similar question submitted to the participants concerns the particular nature of medieval sources.

Participants include Sébastien de Valeriola (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Robert Gramsch-Stehfest (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena), Isabelle Rosé (Université Rennes 2), and Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani (Université de Namur / Archives de l’Etat de Namur).