We’re very pleased to announce the programme for Negotiating Networks, a one day conference on networks in social and economic history.

The conference will be held in the Wolfson Conference Suite at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London on 25th June 2018. The conference is supported by the Economic History Society. We will also be able to offer bursaries for early career and postgraduate attendees thanks to the generosity of the Past and Present Society. Details on registration and how to apply for bursaries will follow shortly.


9.30                Registration. Tea and coffee available.

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

10.15              Session One: Women and marginal groups in network analysis.                 Chair: Charlotte 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 Portuguese Empire.

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 (King’s 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: Innovative methodologies in SNA.
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 address: Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty (University of Nottingham).                        Chair: Esther Lewis (University of Nottingham)

17.45              Wine Reception


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