cropped-martenKWI19/06/2015 – 10:00-17:00
UvA University Theater
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18 room 1.04A

Historical network research is a dynamic and lively field. The concepts and methods of social network analysis are increasingly being applied in the historical research practice, but their analytical potential and limitations deserve further examination. The workshop will be highly interactive in character, with presentations, hands-on sessions, Q&A and plenty of time for discussion. The morning session will focus on What, Why and How: what is it, why do it and how does it work. Topics to be addressed are types of networks, temporality and dynamic networks and qualitative and quantitative approaches to analysis. The afternoon will have a hands-on session where participants will use open source software to explore and analyse various historical networks.

Friday 19 June, 10:00 – 17:00

Preliminary programme:

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introduction

10:10 – 11:00 What & Why: Historical Networks (Marten Düring – CVCE, Luxembourg)

11:00 – 12:00 How: Network Analysis

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 16:00 Hands-on session

16:00 – 17:00 Discussion, Q&A

17:00 – 18:00 Drinks

Please register with Claartje Rasterhoff before June 10th:, and include a brief summary of your current interest in as well as previous experience with historical network analysis (c. 150 words). If you have a use case, also describe your data and preferred software.

Please bring your laptop for the hands-on session!

Claartje Rasterhoff
Marijn Koolen

CREATE – Creative Amsterdam an E-Humanities perspective
AAA – Amsterdam Academic Alliance