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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 618: Urbanity and Networks in Italy, 12th-15th Centuries, II: Spatial Networks

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Pierre Vey, Centre Jean Mabillon, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Marie Fontaine-Gastan, Analyse comparée des pouvoirs (ACP - EA 3350), Université Gustave Eiffel
Paper 618-aNeighbourhood Networks in 13th-Century Tuscany
(Language: English)
Hugo Raine, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Law, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 618-bThe Po Plain: A Hydraulic Network as a Model for an Urban Network?
(Language: English)
Hugo Vidon, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Administration, Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 618-cThe Impact of Networks on a City's Identity: Milan and Pavia, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ludmila Nelidoff, Centre Roland Mousnier (CRM - UMR 8596), Sorbonne Université, Paris
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

This session intends to investigate the spatialisation of networks and networks analysis. While pondering the underpinnings of this conceptual borrowing, this aims at shedding a light on the logics of the dense and highly specific urban grid of central - northern Italy. From multiple standpoints, it will question how power shaped space through networks, be they purely spatial or human which got spatialised. This shaping or framing ability of power, here urban, appears as a guideline for this session, as it shaped the hydrographic networks of the Po basin, turned the fama into a judicial truth, or framed the identity of Pavia under Milanese rule.