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Modelling Eighteenth-Century Social and Business Networks with Gephi

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Thursday 19th November 2020
Type: Webinar / Category: Research / Series: Eighteenth-century worlds
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Historians from all backgrounds are becoming increasingly interested in the role the that networks played within eighteenth-century society. Alongside this growth of interest, Social Network Analysis has become recognised as a powerful tool for measuring changes in networks and identifying influential figures within different communities. Using examples from the author’s PhD research into the Bristol sugar trade, this paper provides an in-depth exploration into how open source software packages, and in particular Gephi, can be used to provide insights in historical studies.