Networks Bibliography


Also have a look at the network science bibliography on the Historical Network Research website, which covers many topics and is kept up to date by a growing community.

Introductory publications

Albert, R. & Barabási, A., 2002. Statistical mechanics of complex networks. Reviews of modern physics, 74(January), pp.47-97.

Barabási, A.-L., 2002. Linked: The New Science of Networks, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus.

Borgatti, S.P., Mehra, A., Brass, D.J., & Labianca, G. 2009. Network analysis in the social sciences. Science 323(April): p.892–896.

Brandes, U., Robins, G., McCranie, A., & Wasserman, S. 2013. What is network science? Network Science 1(01): p.1–15.

Freeman, L., 2004. The development of social network analysis, Vancouver: Empirical Press.

Newman, M.E.J., 2010. Networks: an introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Watts, D.J., 2003. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age, London: Vintage.

Watts, D.J., 2004. The “New” Science of Networks. Annual Review of Sociology, 30(1), pp.243-270.

Networks in Archaeology

Bentley, R.A. &; Maschner, H.D.G., 2003. Complex systems and archaeology, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Bentley, R.A. & Shennan, S.J. 2003. Cultural Transmission and Stochastic Network Growth. American Antiquity, 68(3), pp.459-485.

Bevan, A., & Wilson, A. 2013. Models of settlement hierarchy based on partial evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(5): p.2415–2427.

Brughmans, T. 2013. Thinking through networks: A Review of Formal Network Methods in Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.

Brughmans, T. 2013. Networks of networks: a citation network analysis of the adoption, use and adaptation of formal network techniques in archaeology. Literary and Linguistic Computing, The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.

Brughmans, T. 2010. Connecting the dots: towards archaeological network analysis. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 29(3), pp.277-303.

Collar, A. 2007. Network Theory and Religious Innovation. Mediterranean Historical Review, 22(1), pp.149-162.

Collar, A. 2013. Religious networks in the Roman Empire. The spread of new ideas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coward, F. 2010. Small worlds, material culture and ancient Near Eastern social networks. Proceedings of the British Academy, 158, pp.449-479.

Coward, F. & Gamble, C., 2008. Big brains, small worlds: material culture and the evolution of the mind. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 363(1499), pp.1969-79.

Graham, S. 2006a. Networks, Agent-Based Models and the Antonine Itineraries: Implications for Roman Archaeology. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 19(1), pp.45-64.

Graham, S. 2006b. EX FIGLINIS, the network dynamics of the Tiber valley brick industry in the hinterland of Rome, BAR international series 1486. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Knappett, C. 2013. Network analysis in archaeology. New approaches to regional interaction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [and contributions therein]

Knappett, C. 2011. An archaeology of interaction: network perspectives on material culture and society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Knappett, C., Evans, T. & Rivers, R., 2008. Modelling maritime interaction in the Aegean Bronze Age. Antiquity, 82(318), p.1009–1024.

Knappett, C., Evans, T. & Rivers, R. 2011. The Theran eruption and Minoan palatial collapse: new interpretations gained from modelling the maritime network. Antiquity, 85(329), pp.1008-1023.

Mills, B.J. et al. 2013. Transformation of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic US Southwest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: p.1–6.

Schich, M. & Coscia, M., 2011. Exploring Co-Occurrence on a Meso and Global Level Using Network Analysis and Rule Mining. In Proceedings of the ninth workshop on mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG ’11). San Diego: ACM.

Sindbæk, S.M. 2007a. Networks and nodal points: the emergence of towns in Early Viking Age Scandinavia. Antiquity, 81(311), pp.119-132.

Sindbæk, S.M. 2007b. The Small World of the Vikings : Networks in Early Medieval Communication and Exchange. Norwegian Archaeological Review, 40, pp.59-74.

Networks in History

Bergs, A., 2005. Social Networks and Historical Sociolinguistics. Studies in Morphosyntactic Variation in the Paston Letters (1421-1503). (Topics in English Linguistics 51), Berlin/New York: Mouton De Gruyter.

Düring, M., & Keyserlingk, L. 2011. Netzwerkanalyse in den Geschichtswissenschaften. Historische Netzwerkanalyse als Methode für die Erforschung von historischen Prozessen. In R. Schützeichel & S. Jordan (eds) Prozesse – Formen, Dynamiken, Erklärungen, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

Düring, M., & Stark, M. 2011. Historical Network Analysis. In G. Barnett & J. G. Golson (eds) Encyclopedia of Social Networking, London: Sage

Düring, M. 2011. Hilfe für Verfolgte während des Nationalsozialismus: Ein systematischer Vergleich von Egonetzwerken. In M. Schönhuth, M. Gamper, M. Kronenwett, & M. Stark (eds) Vom Papier zum Laptop? Perspektiven elektronischer Tools zur partizipativen Visualisierung und Analyse sozialer Netzwerke, Bielefeld

Habermann, J. 2011. Verbündete Vasallen. Die Netzwerke von Grafen und Herren am Nordwestharz im Spannungsgefüge zwischen rivalisierenden Fürstgewalten (ca. 1250-1400). Norderstedt: Books on demand GmbH.

Haggerty, J., & Haggerty, S. 2011. Temporal social network analysis for historians: a case study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2011), Algarve, Portugal, 5 – 7 March: p.207–217.

Krempel, L., & Schnegg, M. 2005. About the Image : Diffusion Dynamics in an Historical Network. Structure and Dynamics 1(1).

Lemercier, C., 2010. Formal network methods in history: why and how? In G. Fertig, ed. Social Networks, Political Institutions, and Rural Societies. Turnhout: Brepols publishers.

Lemercier, C. 2005. Analyse de Réseaux et histoire de la famille: une rencontre encore à venir? Annales de démographie historique 109(1): p.7–31.

Malkin, I. 2011. A small Greek world: networks in the Ancient Mediterranean. Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press.

Malkin, I., Constantakopoulou, C., & Panagopoulou, K. 2009. Greek and Roman networks in the Mediterranean. Routledge.

Padgett, J. & Ansell, C., 1993. Robust Action and the Rise of the Medici, 1400-1434. American Journal of Sociology, 98(6), pp.1259-1319.

Padgett, J.F. & McLean, P.D., 2006. Organizational Invention and Elite Transformation: The Birth of Partnership Systems in Renaissance Florence. American Journal of Sociology, 6(5), pp.1463-1568.

Pitts, F.R. 1965. A graph theoretic approach to historical geography. The Professional Geographer 17(5): p.15–20.

Popovic, M. St. 2013. Networks of Border Zones : A Case Study on the Historical Region of Macedonia in the 14th Century AD. In Understanding different geographies, 227–241.

Preiser-Kapeller, J. 2011. Calculating the Synod ? A network analysis of the synod and the episcopacy in the register of the patriarchate of Constantinople in the years 1379-1390. In C. Gastgeber, E. Mitsiou, & J.
Preiser-Kapeller (eds) Das Patriarchatsregister von Konstantinopel. Eine zentrale Quelle zur Geschichte und Kirche im späten Byzanz, Vienna

Ruffini, G.R., 2008. Social networks in Byzantine Egypt, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schor, A.M. 2011. Theodoret’s people, social networks and religious conflict in Late Roman Syria. Berkeley – Los Angeles – London: University of California Press.

Wetherell, C. 1998. Historical Social Network Analysis. International Review of Social History 43: p.125–144.

Key publications in physics

Barabási, A.-L. & Albert, R., 1999. Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks. Science, 286(5439), pp.509-512.

Newman, M.E.J., 2010. Networks: an introduction, Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press.

Newman, M., Barabasi, A.-L. & Watts, D.J., 2006. Structure and Dynamics of Networks, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Watts, D.J. & Strogatz, S.H., 1998. Collective dynamics of “small-world” networks. Nature, 393(6684), pp.440-2.

Key publications in social network analysis

Carrington, P.J., Scott, J. & Wasserman, S., 2005. Models and methods in social network analysis, Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Freeman, L.C., 1977. A Set of Measures of Centrality Based on Betweenness. Sociometry, 40(1), pp.35-41.

Granovetter, M., 1983. The strength of weak ties: A network theory revisited. Sociological theory, 1(1), p.201–233.

Scott, J., 2000. Social Network Analysis. A Handbook. 2nd ed., London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Scott, J. & Carrington, P.J., 2011. The SAGE handbook of social network analysis, Sage.

Wasserman, S. & Faust, K., 1994. Social network analysis : methods and applications, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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