Session808
TitleByzantium in Context, IV: Networks, Complexities and Communications in the (Early) Medieval World
Date/TimeTuesday 2 July 2013: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorInstitut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Institute of Historical Research, Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
 
OrganiserJohannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairEkaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 808-a United in Trust: Telic Distribution, Anti-Relic Sentiments and Ecclesiastical Networks in Gaul, 4th-5th Century
(Language: English)
David Natal Villazala, ERC Project CONNEC 'Connected Clerics: Building a Universal Church in the Late Antique West', Royal Holloway, University of London
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Social History
Paper 808-b Caught in Charlemagne's Net: Carolingian Charters and Social Network Analysis
(Language: English)
Rachel Stone, Learning Resources & Service Excellence, University of Bedfordshire / Department of History, King's College London
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Social History
Paper 808-c Medieval Entanglements: Trans-Border Networks in Byzantium and China in Comparison, c. 300-900
(Language: English)
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Social History
 
AbstractIn the last decades, tools and concepts of network analysis have been applied to various topics of medieval history. In this session, the potential, problems and explanatory value of some of the most recent applications of computer-based historical network analysis will be demonstrated for three cases from the Late Antique and Medieval World. The three presentations will highlight social as well as geographical entanglements across larger regions and their actual complexity, also in a comparative perspective.