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sotonDH small grant: Introducing ‘A Connected Island?’: how the Iron Curtain affected Archaeologists

After the Second World War the Iron Curtain sliced through the very centre of Europe forming a very real divide in both political and daily lives. In the second half of the 20th century the Soviet regime introduced a new structure to the academic institutions to countries like Poland, Hungary and former Czechoslovakia, including restrictions on contacts with the Western world and ideological pressure previously unknown in these parts of Europe. Continue reading →

2012 Social Networks Data Reveals Decline of Many

Since 2008 ignitesocialmedia.com has been collecting stats on a very wide range of online social networks. Now for the fifth time they published their annual report, making available a wealth of valuable data. The 2012 report reveals that the Online Social Networks market seems to become increasingly saturated, with a few giants dominating the market whilst the vast majority sees a decrease in interest. Continue reading →

Connected Past videos online now

Two months ago members of SotonDH organised a conference about networks in archaeology and history, called The Connected Past. The event was great (or at least that is how we experienced it). But if you were not able to be there you will be happy to know that the recorded talks are now available online. The recorded talks are illustrative of the wide range of topics by scholars from an equally diverse range of disciplines. Continue reading →

An overview of The Connected Past

Over the weekend of 24-25 March 2012 a group of 150 archaeologists, historians, mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists and others from 19 different countries met at The University of Southampton. Their objective: to discuss the critical application of network and complexity perspectives to archaeology and history. Continue reading →

Roman Port Networks in the Roman Mediterranean

The Roman Port Networks Project is a collaboration between 30 European partners, examining the connections between Roman ports across the Mediterranean. The project uses analyses of the co-presence of ceramics and marble to explore changing connections between Portus, Rome and selected ports in the Mediterranean at defined chronological periods throughout the imperial period. Continue reading →

The Connected Past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history

A two-day collaborative, multi-disciplinary symposium The University of Southampton 24-25 March 2012   Sponsored by Archaeopress, The Classical Association, the Archaeological Computing Research Group, Oxford University Press, the University of Southampton USRG Complexity in Real-world Contexts, the University of Southampton Web Science DTC and the University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities     Conference objectives: To provide a forum for the presentation... Continue reading →

The Connected Past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history

A two-day collaborative, multi-disciplinary symposium at the University of Southampton 24-25 March 2012 Sponsored by Archaeopress, The Classical Association, the Archaeological Computing Research Group, Oxford University Press, the University of Southampton USRG Complexity in Real-world Contexts, the University of Southampton Web Science DTC and the University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities Conference objectives: To provide a forum for the presentation and debate of... Continue reading →

'A Small Greek World' by |rad Malkin

Irad Malkin's new book 'A small Greek world: networks in the Ancient Mediterranean' has just appeared with Oxford University Press. Looks like a fascinating read, seeing Ancient Greek history through network goggles. Visit the publisher’s webpage to order. Irad Malkin will visit Southampton in March for The Connected Past symposium. Here is the book's summary: Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. Continue reading →