Session509
TitleNetwork Analysis for Medievalists, I: New Approaches to Saints and Their Lives
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorSocial Network Analysis Researchers of the Middle Ages (SNARMA)
 
OrganiserMatthew H. Hammond, Independent Scholar, York
 
Moderator/ChairMatthew H. Hammond, Independent Scholar, York
 
Paper 509-a Web of Saints: Using Network Analysis to Trace the Circulation of the Legend of St Eustace
(Language: English)
Carson Koepke, Medieval Studies Program, Yale University
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Hagiography
Paper 509-b A Social Network Analysis of the Portrayal of St Comgall in Medieval Irish Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Carolyn Jeanette McNamara, School of Humanities (Celtic & Gaelic), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Hagiography
Paper 509-c Using Social Network Analysis to Understand the Relationships Contained within the Liber Eliensis
(Language: English)
Ian David Styler, Independent Scholar, Jönköping
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Hagiography
 
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, part 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 session discusses network approaches to saints and their lives.