Multiplying Middle Ages

I would like to draw your attention to an interesting new conference entitled ‘MULTIPLYING MIDDLE AGES. New methods and approaches for the study of the multiplicity of the Middle Ages in a global perspective (3rd-16th CE)’. The conference is organised by Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Ekaterini Mitsiou and Mihailo Popovic. Their network analysis related work is particularly interesting and the conference programme includes quite a few network analysis papers.

Where? Institut fĂĽr Mittelalterforschung, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna
When? 8-9 November 2012

Have a look at the full programme!

Slides of presentations online folks

You can now download the slides from my recent presentations in Newcastle, Southampton, Leuven, Budapest and my presentation tomorrow in Vienna from my bibliography page. I know they are all very similar, but there are some slight variations. Task: find the 10 differences between them 🙂

If you want to read the research underlying this you will have to wait a bit longer because we are still writing it out. But you can always check out the abstracts (added as description on Scribd). And if you really can’t wait just send me an e-mail and I will give you a sneak-preview!

And finally I would like to give you a last-minute reminder of the workshop in Vienna tomorrow titled “Connecting the dots. The analysis of networks and the study of the past (Archaeology and History)”. It’s a half-day Workshop on 10 June 2011 at the Institut fĂĽr Byzanzforschung (IBF), Ă–sterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Check out the invitation here.

Networks workshop Vienna 10 June

I have been invited to present at the Institut for Byzantine Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences on the 10th of June in a workshop titled “Connecting the dots. The analysis of networks and the study of the past (Archaeology and History)”, organised by Johannes Preiser-Kapeller. I am very much looking forward to the event! Do come down to Vienna for this if you have the chance!

Download the invitation here.

Here is Johannes’ original invitation:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

On the 10th of June 2011, the Institut for Byzantine Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna, Austria) will host the half-day Workshop “Connecting the dots. The analysis of networks and the study of the past (Archaeology and History)”.

As keynote speaker, Tom Brughmans from the Archaeological Computing Research Group, University of Southampton (UK) will present his project on Archaeological Network Analysis; he has established an online blog for this new field of archaeological research ( as well as a network of researchers interested in NA. Most recently, he has organized a session on Archaeological and Historical NA for the “39th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology“ (CAA 2011) in Beijing (China; cf.
After the presentation of Tom Brughmans, the research on Network Analysis at the Institut für Byzanzforschung will be briefly presented. Then there will be opportunity for all participants to present and discuss their experiences with Network Analysis (participants are invited to briefly – 5 minutes – present their ongoing projects– laptop and video-beamer will be provided).

14:30 Introduction

14:40 Tom Brughmans (Univ. Southampton, UK): “Complex Networks in Archaeology: Urban Connectivity in Roman Southern Spain”

15:20 Mihailo Popović (IBF): “Networking the historical geography of Byzantium”

15:30 Johannes Preiser-Kapeller – Ekaterini Mitsiou (IBF): “Social Networks of Byzantium”

15:40 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Short presentations of projects and discussion

For more details, please see the attachement or contact:

With the best regards,
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

Mag. Dr. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller
Institute for Byzantine Studies
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Wohllebengasse 12-14/3
1040 Vienna, Austria

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