Session212
TitleNetwork Analysis for Medieval Studies, II: The Dynamics of Medieval Political and Personal Networks
Date/TimeMonday 2 July 2018: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorDepartment for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno / Reframing the Legal & Historical Past in Late Medieval Scotland, AHRC Project
 
OrganiserDavid Zbíral, Centre for the Digital Research of Religion, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
Moderator/ChairNicolas Ruffini-Ronzani, Département d'Histoire, Université de Namur
 
Paper 212-a The Dynamic Networks of a Royal Household: Scotland, 1222-1371
(Language: English)
Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 212-b The Participation of Women (and Some Men) in Languedocian Catharism: A Network Science Perspective, II
(Language: English)
David Zbíral, Centre for the Digital Research of Religion, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Gender Studies; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 212-c Structural Balance: 'Political Factions' and Their Rapid Change in the 13th-Century Holy Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Robert Gramsch-Stehfest, Historisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Index Terms: Administration; Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThe techniques and the conceptual framework of network analysis have recently found their way into historical scholarship. Several important endeavours, such as the establishment of the Journal of Historical Network Research, testify to the growing interest of historians in network analysis and more generally in structured relational data. This panel, intended as the inception of a series recurring annually at the IMC, aims at gathering some of the otherwise rather dispersed papers building on network analysis, applying this methodology to medieval material, bringing palpable results of interest to scholars from the respective fields of expertise, and promoting comparison and debate. This year's sessions pay special attention to processes of governance accessed through networks extracted from diplomatic sources, and to medieval learning and intertextuality accessed through networks of manuscripts, authors, and citations.