Networks & individuals – 12 October 2017, 5pm

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Poster design: Andrew Wilshere @andrewwilshere


‘Network & Individuals’

12 October, 5-6.30pm, The Christie Room, the John Rylands Library

10-minute lightning talks and discussion focused on researching individuals within networks through letters. Session will explore agency and movement across networks, potential pitfalls in handling and representing networks, best practice for digitising and displaying correspondence and related metadata, quantitative and qualitative network analysis, mapping and textual management.

Roberta Mazza (UoM, Classics and Ancient History): Networking in Roman and Byzantine Egypt: Private letters on papyrus from the John Rylands Collection

Oscar Seip (UoM, Italian Studies): Reconstructing a life and afterlife: the letters of Giulio Camillo (1480-1544)

Miranda Lewis (Oxford, EMLO): Correspondence networks in the Early Modern Letters Online Database

Douglas Field & Imogen Durant (UoM, English and American Studies): Jeff Nuttall’s underground network

Informal dinner following. RSVP to

Limited funds are available to subsidise postgraduates attending the dinner. Please let us know in your RSVP if this applies to you.


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