For some time now, historical research has been conducted using the theories, methods and practices of the field of social network analysis. Conceptually, with its emphasis on the understanding that the actors and their actions are part of a saturated world of relations and dynamic bonds, this field opens up multiple possibilities of historical inquiry. What’s more, this approach sustains empirical work that can explore documental archives, textual sources or even oral history approaches.
Echoing the emerging trends in historical research, the IHC (Institute of Contemporary History), Lisbon (UNL-FCSH) and the IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, Lisbon (IST, U Lisboa) will host, in September 2015, the 3rd Historical Network Research Conference.
Voir également l’appel pour la 3ème rencontre du groupe Res-Hist Paris, les 29-31 octobre 2015.