Social Network Analysis for Historians: Origins, Uses and Challenges

Event Details:

Date: 29 November 2023

Time: 15 PM – 17 PM (CET)

Speaker: Natalia Maillard Álvarez (Pablo de Olavide University)

Location: University of Trento (Palazzo Paolo Prodi) and online

Room: aula Targetti

Host: Polina Solonets, Manuela Bragagnolo


In this away session of the seminar series ‘Legal History meets Digital Humanities’, that will take place at the University of Trento, we will discuss the use of social network analysis for historical research with Dr. Natalia Maillard Álvarez, who is lecturer in Early Modern History at the Department of Geography, History and Philosophy of the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). In her research, Álvarez focuses on book trade and book circulation during the Early Modern period.

The away session of the seminar is organised as a part of a joint event between Max Planck Partner Group ‘The Production of Knowledge of Normativity and the Early Modern Book Trade’ and the permanent seminar ‘Legal History meets Digital Humanities’ the international workshop ‘From the Age of the Printing Press to the Digital Age: How Knowledge of Normativity is Produced in Books’ (28-29 November 2023).

The seminar will take place in a hybrid format. Registration:


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