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070175 UE Methodological workshop - Prosopography and Social Network Analysis (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The first session will be conducted online via Collaborate, during which we will discuss with students the options for hybrid teaching and assess the situations and possibilities for different students.

Tuesday 06.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 13.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 20.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 27.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 03.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 10.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 17.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 24.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 01.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 15.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 12.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 19.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 26.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This MA level methodology workshop is aimed at providing students with an introduction to the methodologies of prosopography (the collection, storage, and analysis of historical person data) and social network analysis (the study of personal networks and the actors and relationships they represent) in the context of studying historic societies. This will include both theoretical and practical elements, including discussions of how person data can be produced from a range of source types, different models for storing person data and their implications for historians, how social network graphs are produced from such data, and what conclusions and insights historians can draw from these data sources. The aim of the course is to illuminate these often misunderstood methodologies and to provide students with a more critical approach to data in their own research. The course will make use of case studies from the periods of late antiquity, the middle ages, and the early modern period, however students are welcome to use historical and literary material familiar to them in their work during the course.
In addition to gaining a better understanding of the methodologies of prosopography and social network analysis this course will provide students with a range of approaches to complex historical data. Students will explore the problems of historical sources (e.g. their often fragmentary nature) and the decision making process that underlies the production of data from these sources. The juxtaposition of prosopography and social network analysis is aimed at providing students with a broad theoretical discussion drawn from two inter-related disciplines which are not often considered side by side. This course will provide students with a broader toolbox of digital and theoretical approaches to understanding person and network data, where it comes from, and what to do with it.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students in this course will be assessed through continuous assessment. Students will be graded based on their completion of several homework assignments throughout the term (60%), a final project completed after the end of classes (30%), and their level of participation and engagement in class activities (10%).

The lecturers reserve the right to mark down assignments that are handed in late without prior notice.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The class will be fully taught in and assessed in English, and the ability to write clearly in English is a requirement. Previous courses in medieval history or digital humanities are not required (though may of course make grounding in some of the material easier).

Examination topics

There is no written examination: the final assessment piece will be discussed with students and produced on a topic of their choice relevant to the themes and methods covered in classes.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Schwerpunkte: DH, Mittelalter
MA Geschichte (2014): 3 ECTS
MA Geschichte (2019): 5 ECTS
MA DH: DH-S II

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