The European social networks conference will host its third edition in Mainz. Historical and archaeological networks have been represented every time, and it’s a good venue to get technical feedback on your work. This year a session on historical and archaeological networks will be chaired by Aline Deicke, Martin Stark, and Marten Düring. I can definitely recommend presenting your work there.
Deadline CFP: 31 March 2017
CfP: EUSN 2017 in Mainz with session on historical and archaeological networks, deadline: March 31stOrganized session at the 3rd European Conference on Social Networks at JohannesGutenberg-University Mainz, 26.-29. September 2017Call for Presentations“Networks in Archaeology and History”Over the last decades, network analysis has made its way from a fringetheory to an established methodology in archaeological and historicalresearch that goes beyond a purely metaphorical use of the network term. Asubstantial number of studies on different topics and periods have shownthat network theories and methods derived from other disciplines (e.g.sociology, economics, physics) can be fruitfully applied to selected bodiesof historical and archaeological sources. Yet in many of these initialstudies, important methodological concerns regarding the underlying sources,missing data, data standardization and representation of networks in spaceand time have not been adequately acknowledged and sometimes even completelyneglected.In recent years, archeologists and historians – often in collaboration andin exchange with scholars from other disciplines – have taken on thechallenge to address these methodological concerns and to adapt and refinenetwork methods and network theory for archaeological and historicalresearch. The aim of this session is to further develop suchtransdisciplinary collaboration between historians, archaeologists and theEUSN research community.The session invites contributions from researchers applying methods offormal network analysis in archaeological or historical research. A specialemphasis of the session will be on the unique challenges that arise in thedomain- specific application of these research methods. We welcomesubmissions on any period, geographical area or topic. The authors may behistorians or archaeologists as well as scholars from other disciplinesworking with historical or archeological data.Abstract submission:Please hand in your abstract via the conference website (http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/) and indicate the name of the session: “Networksin Archaeology and History”.Abstract submission deadline is March 31st.Session organizers:Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)Martin Stark (ILS Research Institute, Aachen)Marten Düring (University of Luxembourg)