Negotiating Networks: new research on networks in social and economic history

Negotiating Networks: new research on networks in social and economic history


25 June    
9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

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9.45, Welcome. Charlie Berry (Institute of Historical Research) and Esther Lewis(University of Nottingham).

10.00. Session One:

  • Women and marginal groups in network analysis. Chair,Charlie Berry (Institute of Historical Research).
  • Claire Richardson (Institute of Historical Research), Nineteenth Century Prostitute Networks in Stamford and Peterborough.
  • Jonathan Blaney and Philip Carter (Institute of Historical Research), The classes of 1888-1898: University of London women undergraduates and their networks.
  • Agata Bloch (Polish Academy of Sciences/Nova University of Lisbon), Living on the Edge.Did Colonialism Really Create Outsiders? The Case of the 18th Century PortugueseEmpire.
  • Maarten F. Van Dijck (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Women in business in New Amsterdam and Rotterdam during the seventeenth century.

12.00-13.00. Lunch and poster presentations.

13.00. Session Two:

  • Pre-modern sources and network analysis. Chair, Matthew Hammond (Kings College London).
  • Leanna Brinkley (University of Southampton), Understanding the Maritime Community: A Network Approach.
  • Rachael Harkes (University of Durham), Networks of Membership: The Ludlow Palmers’Guild.
  • Joe Chick (University of Warwick), Monks, Merchants, and Matrices: A Social Network Analysis of Reading in 1350-1600.

14.30-15.00. Coffee Break.

15.00: Session Three:

  • Uses of the Social Network Analysis Methodology. Chair,Justin Colson (University of Essex).
  • Joonas Kinnunen (University of Turku), Social Network Analysis and the Sound Toll Register Online – A Cross-Sectional Inspection of the Over-Sea trade Connections Going Through the Danish Sound in 1670.
  • Rui Esteves (University of Oxford) and Gabriel Mesevage (Institute of Advanced Studies,Toulouse), The Rise of New Corruption: British MPs during the Railway Mania of 1845.
  • Neil Rollings (University of Glasgow) and Mark Tranmer (University of Glasgow),Quantitative Network Analysis of Appointment Diaries.

16.30-16.40. Pause

16.40. Keynote paper: Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty (University of Nottingham)

17.30. Wine Reception

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