Registration open The Connected Past in Paris

TCPWe would like to invite you to The Connected Past conference on network analysis in archaeology and history, held 26 April in Paris (just after the Computer Applications and Quantitative methods in Archaeology conference in Paris). More info and a programme can be found below or on our website. Registration is free but since places are limited tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Connected Past
A satellite conference at CAA 2014, Paris

Held Saturday April 26th 2014 in Sciences Po, rooms Albert Sorel and Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris (metro Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Rue du Bac). Building A on this map.

With the Support of Sciences Po, the DYREM research program, Médialab, the CAA committee, and the French network of historical network analysis.

Organisers: Claire Lemercier (CNRS, Sciences Po, Paris), Tom Brughmans (University of Southampton), The Connected Past steering committee.

The conference aims to:

  • Provide a forum for the presentation of network-based research applied to archaeological or historical questions
  • Discuss the practicalities and implications of applying network perspectives and methodologies to archaeological and historical data in particular
  • Strengthen the group of researchers interested in the potential of network approaches for archaeology and history
  • Foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaborative work towards integrated analytical frameworks for understanding complex networks
  • Stimulate debate about the application of network theory and analysis within archaeology and history in particular, but also more widely, and highlight the relevance of this work for the continued development of network theory in other disciplines

Read the complete call for papers

The conference will be held immediately after the CAA conference (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology), also happening in Paris, allowing participants to easily attend both – but participants from other disciplines, especially history, are also most welcome. A “The Connected Past” practical workshop, “Introduction to network analysis for archaeologists” will also be organized during CAA2014 in Paris (see the CAA programme).

Oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes so as to leave room for discussion. Most talk will be given in English, but some might be given in French and accompanied by English abstracts and presentations. French questions or answers will be welcome and translated during the debates. Posters will also be displayed and, in addition to specific conversations taking place during the pauses, their authors will be given 2 minutes each for a very short oral presentation.

There are no attendance fees. Although this event is free of charge, registration is required and the number of places is limited. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Connected Past is a community led by a multi-disciplinary international steering committee. It aims to provide discussion platforms for the development of original and critical applications of network and complexity approaches to archaeology and history. To this purpose The Connected Past organises international conferences, focused seminars and practical didactic workshops.

Programme
All the presentations and posters have been confirmed, but the exact programme is still subject to minor changes
Saturday 26 April
9-9.45 Welcome coffee and introduction
9.45-11 First session: Mobility through networks
Eivind Heldaas Seland: Tracing trade routes as networks: From Palmyra to the Persian Gulf in the first three centuries CE
Henrik Gerding and Per Östborn: Network analyses of the diffusion of Hellenistic fired bricks
Marie Lezowski: Cohesion through mobility : the networks of relics in 17th-century Lombardy
11-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.30 Second session: Dynamics and cross-period comparisons
Habiba, Jan C. Athenstädt and Ulrik Brandes: Inferring Social Dynamics from Spatio-Temporal Network Data in the US Southwest
Ana Sofia Ribeiro: Resilience in times of Early Modern financial crises: the case study of Simon Ruiz network, 1553-1606
Marion Beetschen: Social Network Analysis as a Complementary Methodological Tool in History
12.30-13.45 Lunch break
13.45-15 Third session: Cross-cultural networks
Angus A. A. Mol and Floris W. M. Keehnen: Tying up Columbus: A historical and material culture study of the networks that resulted from the first European voyages into the Caribbean (AD 1492-1504)
Francisco Apellaniz: Cooperating in Complex Environments: Cross-cultural Trade, Commercial Networks and Notarial Culture in Alexandria (Egypt) : 1350-1500
Florencia Del Castillo and Joan Anton Barceló: Inferring the intensity of Social Network from radiocarbon dated Bronze Age archaeological contexts
15-15.15 Coffee break
15-15.50 Fourth session: Political interactions
Stanley Théry: Social network analysis between Tours notables and Louis XI (1461-1483)
Laurent Beauguitte: Models of historical networks: A methodological proposal
15.50-16.45 Final session, including a very short (2 minutes) oral presentation for each poster, discussion of the posters and final general discussion
Posters by:
Zeynep Aktüre: The Ancient Theatre Network in the Mediterranean: A Structuralist Interpretation Inspired from Fernand Braudel’s Three Planes of Historical Time
Thibault Clérice and Anthony Glaise: Network analysis and distant reading: The Cicero’s Network
Damian Koniarek, Renata Madziara and Piotr Szymański: Towards a study of the structure of the business & science social network of the 2nd Polish Republic
Susana Marcos: Familial alliances, social links et geographical network. The example of the province of Lusitania in the Roman Empire (to be confirmed)
Stefania Merlo Perring: The ChartEx Project. Reconstructing spatial relationships from medieval charters: a collaboration between Data Mining and Historical Topography
Sébastien Plutniak: Archaeology as practical mereology: an attempt to analyze a set of ceramic refits using network analysis tools
Grégoire van Havre: Interactions and network analysis of a rock art site in Morro do Chapéu, Bahia, Brazil
Beatrice Zucca Micheletto: Network analysis and gender’s studies: some issues from the Italian case (Turin, 17th-18th centuries)
16.45 Drinks and informal discussion

—- French version —–

The Connected Past
Dans le cadre du congrès CAA 2014 (informatique et méthodes quantitatives en archéologie) à Paris

Un événement organisé par le réseau “The Connected Past”

Avec le soutien de Sciences Po Paris, du programme de recherche DYREM, du Médialab, the CAA committee, et du groupe Res-Hist, Réseaux et Histoire

Samedi 26 avril 2014 à Sciences Po, amphithéâtres Albert Sorel et Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris (métro Saint-Germain-des-Prés ou Rue du Bac)

Organisation : Claire Lemercier (CNRS, Sciences Po, Paris), Tom Brughmans (University of Southampton), le comité scientifique de The Connected Past

“The Connected Past” est un groupe de chercheurs doté d’un comité scientifique international et interdisciplinaire. Son objectif est d’offrir des lieux de discussion autour du développement d’applications originales des approches en termes de réseaux et de complexité en archéologie et en histoire. Pour cela, il organise depuis 2011 des colloques, séminaires et ateliers de formation.

Les objectifs de la journée sont de :

  • Proposer un lieu commun de présentation pour des recherches appliquant des approches des réseaux à des questions archéologiques ou historiques
  • Discuter les spécificités et les implications de ces approches pour ces questions et types de données particuliers
  • Contribuer à la constitution d’un groupe de chercheur.se.s intéressé.e.s par le potentiel de ces approches en archéologie et en histoire
  • Encourager le dialogue interdisciplinaire et la recherche collective dans le domaine des réseaux complexes
  • Faire vivre les débats sur l’application des théories et méthodes sur les réseaux, en histoire, archéologie, et en retour dans d’autres disciplines.

Lire l’appel à comunications complet en versions anglaise et française.
La journée de Paris se tiendra dans la foulée du congrès d’archéologie CAA, afin de permettre à ses participants d’être présents s’ils le souhaitent ; mais les propositions pour la journée émanant d’autres disciplines et notamment de l’histoire sont tout à fait bienvenues, indépendamment de toute participation au congrès CAA.

Les présentations orales seront limitées à 15 minutes, de manière à laisser un temps important aux discussions. La plupart des communications orales seront présentées en anglais, mais certaines seront en français avec des résumés et supports visuels en anglais. Il sera possible d’intervenir en français dans les discussions. Des posters seront également affichés et, en plus des discussions auxquelles ils pourront donner lieu pendant les pauses, une session sera dédiée à leur présentation orale très rapide (2 minutes) et à une discussion générale à leur sujet.

Il n’y a pas de frais d’inscription, mais, du fait de la taille des amphithéâtres, il est nécessaire de s’inscrire au préalable (en cas d’inscriptions trop nombreuses, seuls les premiers pourront entrer !).

Notez enfin deux autres événements connexes auxquels nous vous encourageons également à participer

  • Un atelier pratique “The Connected Past” dans le cadre de la CAA : introduction aux réseaux sociaux pour archéologues (en anglais), voir CAA.
  • Les 9-11 avril 2014 à Toulouse, les secondes rencontres Res-Hist sur l’analyse de réseaux en histoire, avec des invités étrangers, des présentations de recherches en cours et des ateliers pratiques de formation.

Programme
(certains détails d’organisation interne peuvent changer)
Samedi 16 avril
9h-9h45 Accueil, café, introduction

9h45-11h Première session : Réseaux et mobilités
Eivind Heldaas Seland : Tracing trade routes as networks: From Palmyra to the Persian Gulf in the first three centuries CE
Henrik Gerding et Per Östborn : Network analyses of the diffusion of Hellenistic fired bricks
Marie Lezowski : Cohesion through mobility : the networks of relics in 17th-century Lombardy
11h-11h15 Pause café
11h15-12h30 Deuxième session : Dynamique des réseaux et comparaisons entre périodes
Habiba, Jan C. Athenstädt et Ulrik Brandes : Inferring Social Dynamics from Spatio-Temporal Network Data in the US Southwest
Ana Sofia Ribeiro : Resilience in times of Early Modern financial crises: the case study of Simon Ruiz network, 1553-1606
Marion Beetschen : Social Network Analysis as a Complementary Methodological Tool in History
12h30-13h45 Pause déjeuner
13h45-15h Troisième session : Echanges inter-culturels
Angus A. A. Mol etFloris W. M. Keehnen : Tying up Columbus: A historical and material culture study of the networks that resulted from the first European voyages into the Caribbean (AD 1492-1504)
Francisco Apellaniz : Cooperating in Complex Environments: Cross-cultural Trade, Commercial Networks and Notarial Culture in Alexandria (Egypt) : 1350-1500
Florencia Del Castillo etJoan Anton Barceló : Inferring the intensity of Social Network from radiocarbon dated Bronze Age archaeological contexts
15h-15h15 Pause café
15h-15h50 Quatrième session : Interactions politiques
Stanley Théry : Social network analysis between Tours notables and Louis XI (1461-1483)
Laurent Beauguitte : Models of historical networks: A methodological proposal
15h50-16h45 Dernière session. Courtes présentations orales (2 mn) des posters, discussions des posters et discussion générale
Posters de :
Zeynep Aktüre : The Ancient Theatre Network in the Mediterranean: A Structuralist Interpretation Inspired from Fernand Braudel’s Three Planes of Historical Time
Thibault Clérice et Anthony Glaise : Network analysis and distant reading: The Cicero’s Network
Damian Koniarek, Renata Madziara et Piotr Szymański : Towards a study of the structure of the business & science social network of the 2nd Polish Republic
Susana Marcos : Familial alliances, social links et geographical network. The example of the province of Lusitania in the Roman Empire (to be confirmed)
Stefania Merlo Perring : The ChartEx Project. Reconstructing spatial relationships from medieval charters: a collaboration between Data Mining and Historical Topography
Sébastien Plutniak : Archaeology as practical mereology: an attempt to analyze a set of ceramic refits using network analysis tools
Grégoire van Havre : Interactions and network analysis of a rock art site in Morro do Chapéu, Bahia, Brazil
Beatrice Zucca Micheletto : Network analysis and gender’s studies: some issues from the Italian case (Turin, 17th-18th centuries)
16h45 Pot de clôture et discussions informelles

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Digital Past 2014

digitalpasts#I just heard of a two-day conference on digital technologies for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of heritage sites and artefacts. What makes this particularly interesting I believe is that the speakers are a mix of academics, technology companies and heritage specialists. This might prove an interesting platform bringing together the ‘thinkers’ and the ‘doers’ 🙂 That’s maybe a bit of simplification, but I think it never hurts for specialists in all fields to come out of their comfort zone and be confronted with those who work towards very different ‘deliverables’.

Registration is now open. More info on the event’s website.

Registration is now open for the Digital Past 2014 conference. The cost of registration is £69 for the two days, including refreshments and lunches on both days. A conference dinner will be held at the St George’s Hotel on the evening of the 12th, bookable at an additional cost of £30.

To register for attendance, dinner or stands, please go to Eventbrite.

Places are limited, so early registration is advised. We look forward to seeing you in Llandudno!

Speakers

Keynotes:

Jonathan Purday (Europeana)

Steve Burnard (Adobe)

Douglas Cawthorne (Digital Buildings Heritage Group, de Monfort University)

Alex Hildred (The Mary Rose Trust)

Sue Wolfe (Callen-Lenz)

Matthew Epler (Kinograph)

Michael Doneus (Ludwig Boltman Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, University of Vienna)

Session speakers:

John Edwards (Cadw): Digital technologies in site management

John McCreadie (IIC Technologies): Approaches to Digital Documentation

Richard Cuttler, Lucie Dingwall (University of Birmingham), Tobias Tonner (Coaptics Ltd): An innovative application for the management of the historic environment in Qatar

tbc (DART): The DART Project

Paul Burrows (Leica Geosystems): UAV’s, Mobile Mapping and laser scanning: cutting edge developments from Leica Geosystems

Andrew Wilson (Bangor University): Re-creating lost heritage: Automated photogrammetry on archived images

Keith Haylock (University of Aberystwyth) & Toby Driver (RCAHMW): Using X-ray Fluorescence to shed new light on the Iron Age hillforts of mid Wales

Lorner Jenner (Independent Interpretation Consultant), Julian Baum & Claire Lewis (Take 27): A virtual tour of Halkyn lead mines

Tom Duncan (Duncan McCauley Gmbh & Co): Visualising stories in a heritage site

Samantha Sportun (Manchester Museum): Virtual Object Handling

Jonathan Knox (Pixogram): Touching the Neolithic

Saskia Nijs (Layar): title tbc

Judith Winters (Internet Archaeology): Internet Archaeology: some reflections on a digital past

Adrian Hickey & Helen Jackson (Centre of Media Research, University of Ulster): A cultural approach to developing location based content

Workshops

Matt Harris (Mobile Explorer): Mobile based platforms for site interpretation

Paul Burrows (Leica Geosystems): UAV’s, Mobile Mapping and laser scanning

Nathan Jorgensen (Software Alliance Wales): WordPress for websites

Samantha Sportun (Manchester Museum): Haptics

Ben Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University): Reusing archived images for automated photogrammetry of cultural heritage

John McCreadie (IIC Technologies): Structured Light Scanning and Structure from Motion

Marion Page (Dyfed Archaeological Trust) and Tom Pert (RCAHMW/ Peoples Collection Wales): Crowd Sourcing: the Archwilio App and Wales 1900

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