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The Connected Past 2017: The Future of Past Networks?

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The Connected Past 2017 is a multi-disciplinary, international two-day conference that aims to provide a friendly and informal platform for exploring the use of network research in the study of the human past.

The conference will take place on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August and will be preceded by a two-day practical workshop 22nd and 23rd August offering hands-on experience with a range of network science methods. Please note: workshop spaces are strictly limited and expected to sell out quickly. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a ticket, you will be able to join a waiting list and will be contacted ASAP if spaces become available.

*Full conference and workshop programmes now available from http://www.connectedpast.net*

Deadline call for papers: May 21, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2017

Conference registration (includes coffee breaks and lunch): £35
Workshop registration (includes coffee breaks): £20

Keynote: Eleftheria Paliou
Organisers: Fiona Coward, Anna Collar & Tom Brughmans

Call for Papers
Five years have passed since the first Connected Past conference (Southampton 2012) brought together scholars working in archaeology, history, physics, mathematics and computer science to discuss how network methods, models and thinking might be used to enhance our understanding of the human past. Much has happened in these intervening years: applications of network analysis have expanded rapidly; a number of collected volumes dealing explicitly with network analysis of the past have been published (e.g. The Connected Past, OUP 2016; Special Issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 2015; Network Analysis in Archaeology, OUP 2013); and several dedicated groups of scholars are thriving, including the Connected Past itself which hosted conferences in Paris and London, but also the Historical Network Research group, Res-Hist and others. The Connected Past 2017 will provide an opportunity to take stock of the developments of the past five years and to discuss the future of network research in archaeology and history. How will new network models, methods and thinking shape the ways we study the past?

We welcome submissions of abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

● Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks
● Networks, space and place
● Network change over time
● What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?
● Categories in the past vs categories in our analysis: etic or emic, pre-determined or emergent?
● Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations

Please submit your abstract limited to 250 words before midnight (GMT) of May 21st 2017 to connectedpast2017@gmail.com

*Full conference and workshop programmes now available from http://www.connectedpast.net*

For more information on the network please visit: http://connectedpast.net/

NB. If there is sufficient demand, we will endeavour to organise a crêche for delegates’ children (under 3). An extra fee may be payable for this, although fee-waivers may be available in certain circumstances. Further details would be provided in due course. In order to allow us to assess demand, please let us know in advance if this would be useful for you.


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Parking information: There is no parking available at the Bournemouth University, for information on how to reach the University please visit our website. The nearest pay and display parking is located on Cotlands Road.

Accommodation: The University has preferential rates with a number of local hotels, please quote Bournemouth University when booking to access these rates. (Preferential rates are subject to availability and will be advised by the hotel at the time of booking.)

Carlton Hotel
East Cliff Court Hotel
Miramar Hotel
The Green House Hotel
Ramada Encore


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