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240504 SE Network Analysis & Historical Anthropology (P1) (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 16.01. 09:00 - 14:45 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 18.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Friday 20.01. 09:00 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar explores key notions of qualitative network analysis in historical anthropology through...

a) conceptual discussions by means of dictionairy entries
b) sections of classical methodological literature in this field
c) a draft article by the seminar's host

The assigned reading list for each of these three sections of the seminar will be made available during
the seminar's first meeting. Participants will then be asked to group themselves in small teams, and to prepare
a section of the assigned literature for discussions in the plenary meeting. During their preparations, these small
teams are invited to regularly exchange and consult with the seminar's host through e-mail or face-to-face.
In the end, small team group work and pleanary debates are designed to provide a hands-on tool-kit for creatively using qualitative
elements of network analysis for the anthropological study of history.

Through reading, presentations, and discussions in smaller and larger group interactions among participants and host,
this seminar aims at providing a beginners' first training experience in assessing the practical usefulness of network
analysis in its qualitative dimensions for historically informed anthropology.

* Studying assigned reading along host's list (to be disseminated during first meeting, when small teams are being formed);
* Discussing reading insights among small participants' teams and, by consequence, preparation of small team's joint presentation
(including PPP and/or other means of presentation)
* Small team's presentation in Seminar Plenary Sessions, with detailed Q & A part

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation of participants' achievements:
* Active participation in small team's presentation (and its preparation),
* Presence and active discussion part in plenary meetings

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in small team's preparation and in plenaries, max. absence from two meetings possible if pre-announced & accepted

Examination topics

Reading list

To be announced in first session

Association in the course directory

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