Understanding social networks within complex, nonlinear systems.


Aldo Gangemi




2010 - 2012

SocNet places history and the historical social sciences in a multidisciplinary computational environment to examine historical events across virtual geographic spaces and complex social networks. SOCNET enables historians and historical social scientists to form, manage, visualize and analyze geographically-integrated narratives about social networks. It studies social networks in the first global age (1400- 1800 CE) to build a foundation for further studies of space and social networks, and to encourage development of skills needed to encourage spatial analysis in the social sciences.

Since its inception in 2009, SOCNET’s participants have made progress in the following fronts:  a manual for MapWindow suitable for users in the humanities,  software implementation of the ILE database management system, creation of several gazetteers. This progress has resulted in numerous refereed papers, discussion panels, and posters.

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