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THE CONNECTED PAST: NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND HISTORIANS Event

Connected Past
Date:
17 - 18 September 2013
Venue:
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email connectedpast@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Networks offer one of the newest and most exciting approaches to archaeological and historical data analysis, and over the last two years, the The Connected Past team has brought together scholars from across the globe to discuss their research, with a session at Birmingham TAG 2011, the Southampton conference in March 2012, a session at the SAAs in Hawaii in April this year, and a collaboration with HESTIA this coming July.

But we're also aware that starting to do network analysis isn't always easy. It can be difficult to know which software to use, how to present data, what questions to ask, and what results really show. Because it's hard for researchers at all levels who are starting to think about network analysis, we are delighted to announce that we have put together a programme for a two-day practical workshop at the University of Southampton on 17-18 September 2013.

The cost of the workshop is £20. PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 20. To register your interest, please email connectedpast@soton.ac.uk with a short statement detailing why you want to participate. We will be in touch once the registration deadline (22nd July) has passed.

 

Programme:

Tuesday 17th September

Morning:

  • Introduction to networks in archaeology and history
  • Preparing data for network analysis
  • network creation and visualisation

Lunch

  • Archaeological and historical case studies
  • Round table discussion

Reception at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation

 

Wednesday 18th September

Morning:

  • Network analysis software
  • Analysing network structure

Lunch

  • What method to use?
  • Geographical network techniques
  • Issues in archaeological and historical network analysis

 

Tutors:

 

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