A (not so) short history of historical network research – part 1

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Buckle up for a dive into the history of historical network research! In this (three-part series) post, I will recount the history of computational thought in historical research, discuss networks for history, and highlight some of the cornerstones of network methodologies in historical studies.1 Prepare for part 1 on computational thought in the historical studies.

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  1. This series draws in large parts on the chapters on historiographical perspectives on the digital humanities and network research of my dissertation (Petz 2022). []

Introduction to historical (social) network analysis – Part 2

by Demival Vasques Filho

In the first part of this blog post, we discussed the first studies in graph theory and social network analysis. Then, we introduced several concepts: random networks, weak ties, two-mode networks, centrality measures, the focus theory, network visualization, and structural holes. Now, let us move on to some applications and yet new concepts!

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Introduction to historical (social) network analysis – Part I

by Demival Vasques Filho

Last September, as part of our seminar series, “60 minutes of DH”, at the IEG, I presented an introduction to historical (social) network analysis. In the talk, I gave an overview of the field’s history, discussing landmark papers, in my opinion. It was a mix of going through papers fundamental to shaping the discipline (a kind of consensus in the network science/social network analysis communities) and those that are important to me or I like. In the following, I will recount this biased – based on my opinion – talk about the evolution of networks research in this two-part post.

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Managementbedarf in Forschungsprojekten der Digital Humanities

Präambel: Dieser Text ist ein kollektives Dokument, das keine zuordenbare Autorschaft hat. Die Entstehungsgeschichte dieses Textes geht zurück auf eine Lehrveranstaltung im Sommersemester 2020 zu Projektmanagement in den Digital Humanities im Masterstudiengang „Digitale Methodik in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften“ an der JGU und Hochschule Mainz. Ausgehend von ausgewählter Literatur und der Leitfrage, welcher Managementbedarf in Forschungsprojekten der Digital Humanities entsteht, haben die Studierenden individuelle Ausarbeitungen angefertigt. Die einzelnen Texte der knapp zwanzig Beiträge wurden dann von den Dozenten auf Ebene der Argumente in ihre Teile zerlegt, zu einem einzigen Text zusammengesetzt und nur geringfügig redigiert, um den Lesefluss zu sichern. Dieser Mash-Up-Text entspricht dem Wesen der Digital Humanities – iterativ, kumulativ, kollaborativ. „Managementbedarf in Forschungsprojekten der Digital Humanities“ weiterlesen