Category: networks

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Strong nodes and weak ties

Disclaimer: This is a project management post, *not* a graph theory post! About a year or so ago, I worked on networks visualization for a while, hoping to integrate such visualizations to my edition (that will still take a while, but I am confident that it will happen someday). So far, I have not really published anything conclusive or very elaborate on that topic, but it is at the core of this paper I gave in Stuttgart, and I strike the subject in this more theoretical paper I gave in Toulouse as well (both in French). (Incidentally, there is a “networks”...

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Ad fontes!

I had intended to blog over the week, but it turned out that changing places every other day was too exhausting – the fact that the events I attended, although lasting only one day each, included a lot of presentations on very different topics, certainly did contribute to that as well. 

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Resisting networks

This has been fun, historical networks, but we have to say goodbye – at least partly. Class after class, I have tried to tame historical networks and their visualizations, only to come to the conclusion that this belongs to the things which humanists can’t handle by themselves. From the moment on when you seriously want to understand how your network visualization is being generated, which itself is the condition to interpret it correctly, you need someone who can deal with numbers.

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The Network, the Cross, and Ariadne’s Thread

I have begun to think about both my paper for the Hanover conference and my class of the coming winter that will deal with historical networks. The idea in both cases is to see how digitally-generated network visualizations applied to historical data are developing and especially how they implement theoretical network theory. In order to do so, I have to get more familiar with said network theory as well as with network visualization. One big step will of course be the Historical Network Conference in Ghent in three weeks.

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Yet again networks

There are many things that were really great in Lyon. There was seeing old friends again – for sure, that counts a lot. But there was also seeing a really interdisciplinary lab in action (the IXXI), being able to have exchanges about major infrastructural questions, being asked part of these questions by clever and interested students, and hearing about digital projects close to mine. The seminar consisted in 3 papers. It began with my paper, which was too long, but everybody was patient and let me talk (thank you!). Then came the paper by Élise Leclerc, a PhD Candidate in...