I am organizing a panel on the uses of social network analysis in historical scholarship to submit to the 2011 meeting of the AHA. The development of SNA programs capable of handling very large networks, paired with large-scale digitization projects, has opened up the possibility of using this technique to analyze large bodies of relational data, whether networks of individuals or institutions or textual networks. My work uses the SNA program Pajek to analyze participants in a criminal network in a particularly violent county in the reconstruction-era United States. Since this panel will be organized around this type of analysis rather than around a particular subject matter, I would love to hear from anyone currently using SNA. If you might be interested in participating, please send me a cv and a brief formal or informal description of your SNA project.
Elaine Frantz Parsons
Department of History
600 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
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