Session132
TitleInquisitional Records from the Perspective of Social Network Analysis
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorDepartment for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University, Brno
 
OrganiserDavid Zbíral, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
Moderator/ChairReima Välimäki, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Turku
 
RespondentAndrew P. Roach, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Paper 132-a Networking Heresy: A Comparative Approach to Religious Dissent in Late Medieval Languedoc
(Language: English)
Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University / Departament d'Història i Arqueologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 132-b The Participation of Women (and Some Men) in Languedocian Catharism: A Network Science Perspective
(Language: English)
David Zbíral, Centrum pro digitální výzkum náboženství, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Religious Life; Social History
 
AbstractFor decades scholars have emphasied the importance of family and friendship ties as well as the role of gender in the transmission and functioning of religious dissent in medieval Europe. However, the tools used to address these questions have been limited and in many ways inadequate. Answers to these questions have been marked by an anecdotic approach, while quantitative studies have remained extremely rare, and their results open to questioning due to the use of methods which were not adapted to address the structural aspects of social ties. This session may well be the first to employ the methods of network science in order to inquire into the social structures of dissident Christianities as portrayed in inquisitional records. By addressing some classic questions using new tools, it aims to demonstrate the opportunities that network science can offer to the study of inquisitional records.