Trie­rer Sum­mer School on So­ci­al Net­work Ana­ly­sis

trier

23.-28. Sep­tem­ber 2013

Die Trie­rer Sum­mer School on So­ci­al Net­work Ana­ly­sis bie­tet im Rah­men eines ein­wö­chi­gen In­ten­siv­an­ge­bots eine um­fas­sen­de Ein­füh­rung in die theo­re­ti­schen Kon­zep­te, Me­tho­den und An­wen­dun­gen der So­zia­len Netz­werkana­ly­se. Die Ver­an­stal­tung rich­tet sich an Nach­wuchs­wis­sen­schaft­le­rIn­nen und Stu­die­ren­de aller geis­tes-, kul­tur- und so­zi­al­wis­sen­schaft­li­chen Fä­cher, die sich mit der Ana­ly­se so­zia­ler Struk­tu­ren be­schäf­ti­gen und Ein­blick in die Me­tho­den der So­zia­len Netz­werkana­ly­se (SNA) neh­men möch­ten.

 

Wei­ter­füh­ren­de In­for­ma­tio­nen:

 

Das An­ge­bot auf einem Blick

  • eine Woche in­ten­si­ve Ein­füh­rung in die SNA durch Ex­per­ten
  • in­di­vi­du­el­le For­schungs­be­ra­tung durch die Do­zen­ten
  • ein­füh­ren­de Li­te­ra­tur im On­line-Ap­pa­rat sowie Lern­ma­te­ria­li­en
  • Ein­füh­rung in gän­gi­ge Soft­ware zur SNA (Pajek, Gephi)
  • Gast­vor­trag: Mi­ri­am J. Lub­bers (Uni­ver­si­tat Autònoma de Bar­ce­lo­na) „The dy­na­mics of per­so­nal net­works of im­mi­grants over an eight-ye­ar pe­ri­od“
  • Work­shop „Mixed Me­thods“/„Vi­su­al Net­work Re­se­arch“ (Net-Map, Venn­Ma­ker)
  • Work­shop „Data Mi­ning und an­ge­wand­te Netz­werkana­ly­se“
  • Work­shop „Pro­zess­ge­ne­rier­te Daten und his­to­ri­sche Netz­werkana­ly­se“
  • An­rech­nung der Sum­mer School nach ECTS mit 3 credit points
  • Ver­pfle­gung mit Snacks und Ge­trän­ken wäh­rend der Ver­an­stal­tung
  • an­ge­neh­me Ler­n­at­mo­sphä­re mit vie­len Ge­le­gen­hei­ten für “so­ci­al net­wor­king”
  • abend­li­ches Rah­men­pro­gramm (ge­mein­sa­mes Abend­es­sen/Stadt­rund­gang)

Call for Applications: Workshop on Computer Technologies for the Historical Research of Intellectual Networks

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The second workshop in the series “Innovative Technologies in the Humanities”
Sunday-Wednesday, 6-10 October 2013
At the National Library of Israel and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Applications are invited to a workshop on Computer Technologies for the Historical Research of Intellectual Networks. In the workshop, sponsored by the National Library of Israel in the framework of the “Innovative Technologies in the Humanities” series, and by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, leading international scholars will present digital humanities projects that combine intellectual history and network visualization technologies, and will teach the tools and methods that have been developed for them. A pre-circulated list of background reading will prepare the participants for the unique opportunity to test and explore some of the recently developed technological tools by themselves, with the close, hands-on guidance of international experts on the subject. The participants will have the chance to explore open-access tools, experiment with datasets from several case studies and, finally, connect with the thriving international community of historical network research.

Keynote  speaker:
Prof. Howard Hotson, University of Oxford

Invited Lecturers:
Glen Worthey, Stanford University; Scott Weingart, Indiana University; Marten Düring, Radboud University Nijmegen; and Hannah Marcus, Stanford University

Organizers:
Arie Dubnov, Stanford University and Haifa University; Sinai Rusinek, Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 

More on the lecturers

Researchers and advanced graduate students from all fields of the humanities are invited to apply. Please send a short C.V. and a letter (max. 500 words) describing your background, interest and any relevant research questions or projects (past, present and future) to dincunabula@gmail.com or sinair@vanleer.org.il

Last day for submission of applications: July 30 2013.

 

Jüdische Geschichte digital – Workshop

Veranstalter: Anna Menny / Miriam Rürup, Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg
Datum, Ort: 13.06.2013, Hamburg

Ausgehend von dem Befund, dass einerseits immer mehr digitale Angebote zur jüdischen Geschichte existieren, die in Umfang und Qualität jedoch stark variieren und oftmals in den Weiten des Webs verlorenzugehen drohen, während andererseits viele Einrichtungen vor ähnlichen Projekten aufgrund mangelnder Ressourcen oder der unklaren rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen zurückschrecken, sollen in einer konstruktiven Atmosphäre mit Experten und Projektvertretern relevante Fragen diskutiert werden.

Am ersten Konferenztag stehen verschiedene Vorträge zu einzelnen Aspekten, wie rechtliche Hürden, technische Verfahren der Digitalisierung und der Aufbereitung von Metadaten sowie Erwartungen an zukünftige und Erfahrungen bisheriger Online-/Digitalisierungsprojekte im Mittelpunkt. Darüber hinaus bietet die thematische Beschränkung auf Digitalisierungsvorhaben im Bereich jüdische Geschichte Gelegenheit zu einem intensiven Austausch zwischen den einzelnen eingeladenen Projektvertretern. Der zweite Konferenztag wird ausschließlich diesem Aspekt gewidmet sein.

Die Zahl der Plätze ist begrenzt, bei Interesse bitten wir um Anmeldung bis spätestens Montag, den 10. Juni.


1. Konferenztag, Donnerstag, 13. Juni 2013

09.00h: Begrüßung und Einführung (Miriam Rürup, Anna Menny)

09.30-11.30h: Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft (Moderation: Andreas Brämer)

Rüdiger Hohls (Clio-online e.V.)
Die Geschichtswissenschaft im Web. Stand der Dinge

Gudrun Gersmann (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen)
Geschichte der Digitalisierung und Digitalisierung in der Geschichtswissenschaft. Rückblick und Erfahrungsbericht

Simone Lässig (Georg-Eckert-Institut, AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft)
Wie digital kann und soll Geschichtswissenschaft sein? Potenziale und Grenzen neuer Technologien

Diskussion und Fragen

11.30-11.45h: Kaffeepause

11.45-12.45h: Rahmenbedingungen (Moderation: Michael Studemund-Halévy)

Harald Müller (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches Recht und Völkerrecht)
Digitalisierung von Kulturgut und Urheberrecht – die neue EU-Richtlinie und deren Umsetzung in deutsches Recht

Christian Keitel (Nestor-AG Digitale Bestandserhaltung)
Nachhaltigkeit, Glaubwürdigkeit und Nutzung. Digitale Objekte und digitale Archive

Diskussion und Fragen

12.45-14.15h: Mittagspause

14.15-15.45h: Jüdische Geschichte digital (Moderation: Björn Siegel)

Rachel Heuberger (Judaica Europeana)
Judaica Europeana – Jüdisches Kulturerbe im Netz

Aubrey Pomerance (LBI Digibaeck)
Online-Sammlungen zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur

Diskussion und Fragen

15.45-16.15h: Kaffeepause

16.15-17.45h: Erfahrungsberichte (Moderation: Stephanie Kowitz-Harms)

Ellen Euler (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz)
Die Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. Ein Erfahrungsbericht

Sylvia Asmus (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933-1945)
Das Virtuelle und die Realität. Von unüberwindbaren (?) Hürden

Diskussion und Fragen

2. Konferenztag, Freitag, 14. Juni 2013

09.00-11.00h: Kurzpräsentation der Digitalisierungsprojekte (Moderation: Anna Menny)

11.00-13.00h: Gespräche und Diskussionen in Arbeitsgruppen

AG Rahmenbedingungen: Was sind die zentralen Punkte, die bedacht werden müssen? (Moderation: Anna Menny)

AG Auswirkungen auf und Konsequenzen für die jüdische Geschichte: Wo liegen Potenziale, wo verbergen sich Gefahren? (Moderation: Miriam Rürup)

AG Digitale Angebote und ihre Nutzung: Wie verändern sich Inhalte, wer ist die Zielgruppe? (Moderation: Andreas Brämer)

13.00-14.00h: gemeinsamer Imbiss im IGdJ

14.00-15.00h: Austausch über die Ergebnisse aus den Arbeitsgruppen
(Moderation: Miriam Rürup)

15.00-16.00h: Abschlussdiskussion (Moderation: Miriam Rürup, Anna Menny)

16.00h: Ausklang und Abreise

Übersicht der Digitalisierungs-Projekte

AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft (Simone Lässig)
Bilddatenbank Jüdische Geschichte (Björn Siegel)
Clio-online und H-Soz-u-Kult (Rüdiger Hohls)
Compact Memory (Annette Haller)
Corpus der Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden im spätmittelalterlichen Reich (Jörg Müller)
DARIAH-DE (Harald Lordick)
Datenbank aller Hamburger jüdischer Sterberegister (Jürgen Sielemann, Michael Studemund-Halévy) Deutsche digitale Bibliothek (Ellen Euler)
DFG Pilotprojekt zur Fotodigitalisierung (Christian Keitel)
Digibaeck (Aubrey Pomerance)
Europäische Traditionen – Enzyklopädie jüdischer Kulturen (Markus Kirchhoff)
European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (Giles Bennett)
German-Jewish Cultural Heritage (Elke-Vera Kotowski)
Judaica Europeana (Rachel Heuberger)
Jüdisches Hamburg online (Andreas Brämer, Kirsten Heinsohn)
Jüdische Periodika in NS-Deutschland und Exilpresse digital (Sylvia Asmus)
Stolpersteine Hamburg Datenbank (Beate Meyer)
Werkstatt der Erinnerung (Linde Apel)

Kontakt: Die Zahl der Plätze ist begrenzt, bei Interesse bitten wir um Anmeldung bis spätestens Montag, den 10. Juni.

Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden
Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg
Tel. 040 – 42838-2617 oder -8045
www.igdj-hh.de

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SNAC: Social Networks and Archival Context

snacThe SNAC project is addressing a longstanding research challenge: discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records. Scholars use these records as primary evidence for the lives and work of historical persons and the events in which they participated. These records are held in archives and manuscript libraries, large and small, around the world, and scholars may need to search scores of different archives, following clues, hunches, and leads to find the records relevant to their topic (and it is likely that at least some records will remain undiscovered). SNAC aims to not only make the records more easily discovered and accessed but also, and at the same time, build an unprecedented resource that provides access to the socio-historical contexts (which includes people, families, and corporate bodies) in which the records were created. Read more…

for example:

freud

To try, go to: http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search . Type the name of a person (e.g. Sigmund Freud),  select the record, and then  click on “radial graph demo” (in the upper right hand corner). You can then chose one of the nodes on the graph to expand to other radial networks.

 

 

Prosop

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In the last decade, historians have renewed their interest in local history, and they have brought computers with them to the archives. This research has produced a great deal of prosopographic data: lists of names. For the most part, however, each local story is told in solitude from the work of other historians. History’s local turn has been accompanied by a transnational turn, and here too researchers have not found ways to share and aggregate their data.

This project aims to offer a tool (called Prosop) that will accomplish this goal. Prosop will combine a highly flexible database of names and demographic information with a user friendly, customizable, opensource interface. It will put the best features of social networking applications, collaborative wikis, geotagging, and data search and filtering at the service of social historians. Prosop is designed to meet the disciplinary requirements of professional historians, while remaining attractive to amateur historians and genealogists.

With generous funding from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities, Prosop will convene content creation workshops in 2013; see our call for participants. In the meantime, if you are interested in the project, and/or possess a large database of historical names, please get in touch with the project director, Will Hanley (Florida State University).

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

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Six Degrees of Francis Bacon (SDFB) is a digital reconstruction of the early modern social network (EMSN) that scholars and students from all over the world will be able to collaboratively expand, revise, curate, and critique.  Historians and literary critics have long studied the way that early modern people associated with each other and participated in various kinds of formal and informal groups.  Yet their scholarship, published in countless books and articles, is scattered and unsynthesized.  By data-mining existing scholarship that describes relationships between early modern persons, documents, and institutions, we have created a unified, systematized representation of the way people in early modern England were connected.  Unlike published prose, SDFB is extensible, collaborative, and interoperable: extensible in that actors and associations can always be added, modified, developed, or, removed; collaborative in that it synthesizes the work of many scholars; interoperable in that new work on the network is put into immediate relation to previously mapped relationships.

see more: http://sixdegreesoffrancisbacon.com/overview

Coming soon: XXXIII Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), 21-26 May 2013, in Hamburg (Germany).

Hamburg

The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). INSNA currently has over 1,000 members and more people than ever are interested in attending and presenting their work at Sunbelt conferences.

Sunbelt XXXIII in Hamburg, Germany, 21 – 26 May 2013,  will provide an interdisciplinary venue for presenting current work in the field of social networks. Workshops and conference sessions will allow scholars interested in theory, methods, or applications of social network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests. Workshops will take place during all of Tuesday, 21 May 2013, and the morning of Wednesday, 22 May 2013.

Papers will be presented each day from Wednesday noon and continue through to noon on Sunday, 26 May 2013. To accommodate a large number of papers (up to 700 are expected), there will be several paper sessions running concurrently, with 20 minute slots for each paper. A two-hour poster session takes place on Friday, 24 May 2013. There will also be ample coffee and lunch breaks so participants can find time to engage in discussions of research strategies, results, and applications.

The BANQUET will be held on Thursday, 23 May 2013.

The Sunbelt XXXIII Conference Organizers,

Betina Hollstein, Sonja Drobnič and Michael Schnegg

Contact: sunbelt2013@uni-hamburg.de

Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 January 2013
Notification about Acceptance: 22 January 2013
Workshop Registration Deadline: 10 May 2013                                                                 Banquet Registration Deadline: 10 May 2013

All deadlines are subject to change by INSNA staff.
Please check from time to time for any updates.

Venue

Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20148 Hamburg, Germany

CfP German – Jewish Culture in Galicia : Influence, Diffusion and Transformation

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The Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Commission for the History and Culture of Jews, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU); Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main; The Institute of History, Martin Luther University, Halle; Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv ; Polish Association for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce an international workshop which will be held on June 11-13, 2013, in Krakow.

The organizers of the workshop would like to invite young scholars (PhD students and post-doctorates) who are working on any area related to the major topic German-Jewish Culture in Galicia and Little Poland until the Holocaust.

German Jewish Culture had infiltrated Polish and Eastern-European Jewry since the end of the 18th century. This influence had been strong and strong particularly on the territory of Galicia (area of the partitioned Poland incorporated into Hapsburg Imperia). In Galicia after the partition of Poland one can observe a clash of the traditional Jewish culture with German-Jewish one. After the first world war one can observe adaptation, diffusion and transformation of this culture in many areas of Jewish life and literate activities to the local needs. The workshop will open the platform for study, analysis and discussion in all areas, with a special attention to Jewish religion and inner life, literature, culture, ideological movements, inter-religious and inter-culture relations as well as everyday life. Internationally recognized specialists from the various fields related to the topic of the workshop will be also invited for the workshop.

The workshop will be held in English. The organizers will cover expenses for accommodation in Krakow during the workshop. Limited travel stipends might be available.

Please send a proposal (up to one page) and short bio until April 15, 2013 to the conference coordinators: Michał Galas and Alicja Maślak-Maciejewska: krakoworkshops2013@gmail.com
Academic Board of the workshop:
Prof. Edward Dąbrowa (Cracow)
Assoc. Prof. Michał Galas (Cracow)
PD. Dr. Juergen Heyde (Halle)
Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (L’viv)
Prof. Maria Kłańska (Cracow)
Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Ruta (Cracow)
Prof. Christian Wiese (Frankfurt)

Kontakt: Jürgen HeydeInstitut für Geschichte, MLU Halle-Wittenberg

jheyde@freenet.de

Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) for reconstructing the past

Workshop in the framework of “Technological Innovations in the Humanities”
at the National Library of Israel

16-17 January, 2013

The traditional use of maps within the field of historical geography is being modernized by the incorporation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that allow the analysis of spatial databases and the integration of various historical sources within a common geographic framework. The advent of the internet and web-based GIS servers enable the public to explore, analyze and visualize spatial data and maps. However, the world as portrayed in maps depends on technology and on the intentions of the map maker, as well as on the scale of the map and time it was made. Reconstructing past land cover and land use from historical maps therefore requires the user to be aware of issues of map accuracy and map completeness, in addition to the physical deterioration of maps.

The workshop, sponsored by the National Library of Israel, was led by Dr. Noam Levin (Dept. of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and hosted two world leaders in historical GIS: Prof. Prof. David Bodenhamer (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA) and Dr. Ian Gregory (Lancaster University, UK).

1st Session — Historical Geography and Historical GIS

Chair: Noam Levin
Historical Geography in Israel and its development (Rehav Rubin, HUJI)
Geographic Information Systems — an overview (Ian Gregory, Lancaster)
More than GIS: The emergence of spatial humanities (David Bodenhamer, IUPUI)

2nd Session — GIS and the Digital Humanities

Chair: David Bodenhamer

Map libraries and archives in the digital era — The National Library of Israel (Ido Ivri, NLI)
Web interfaces for accessing historical and GIS information on the internet (Yoav Rofe, amudanan.co.il)
The Spatial Humanities project in the UK (Ian Gregory, Lancaster)
Queensland Historical Atlas: histories, cultures and landscapes (Owen Powell, UQ)

3rd Session — Historical GIS — map completeness and accuracy
Chair: Ian Gregory
Assessing the thematic accuracy and completeness of historical maps (Noam Levin, HUJI)
Reconstructing Palestine’s land-cover from the PEF (1880) map (Gad Schaffer, HUJI)
Using historical nautical charts, maps and aerial photos, for studying coastal morphology processes in Israel (Dov Zviely, Haifa)

4th Session — Applications of HGIS
Chair: Ruth Kark
The Geographies of the Holocaust (Anne Kelly Knowles, Middlebury)
Late 18th century Russian Navy maps and the first 3D visualization of the walled city of Beirut (Mitia Frumin, Lander Institute)
Historical Photos & GIS: methodological and content issues, demonstrated on the Bab ez-Zahira neighborhood, Jerusalem (1850-1948) (Lavi Shai, Yad Ben Zvi)
Mapping artesian springs in western New South Wales, Australia: an analysis of 19th century surveys (Owen Powell, UQ)
Using texts in GIS: Exploring landscape appreciation through historical writing (Ian Gregory, Lancaster)

The Space Between | Historian links up seminal Jewish thinkers on digital map

Our Arie Dubnov was interviewed by Dan Schifrin for Jweekly.com, on Thursday, March 14, and the Netzwerkerei gets its first media mention ...

Arie Dubnov   photo/ronit citri

Arie Dubnov photo/ronit citri

In the early days of Facebook, famous figures from history — Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth, Moses — began to show up as individuals with an assortment of “friends.” These stunts were mostly ironic — would Moses friend Pharaoh or not? — but also revealed how the new social networking technology was changing our view of how people connect.

Arie Dubnov, a Stanford University history professor, is engaging in a more serious version of this idea, creating and analyzing networks of Jewish intellectuals to ascertain not just who was friends with whom, but which odd connections or pairings might have been central to the development of key 20th-century ideas.

With his emerging project “The Émigrés Lab: Mapping Intellectual Migrations and the Transformations of the Jewish Republic of Letters, 1933-68,” Dubnov wants to help create a more effective synthesis of big ideas and big data, and with it to open new vistas onto the machinery of modern Jewish history.

Over coffee at a sparkling new engineering building at Stanford, Dubnov, 36 — Russian-born and Israeli-trained — reflected on the digital possibilities now available to scholars, and the sea-change about to take place in the use of technology among historians.

To the interview