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CfP: The 4th St. Petersburg Summer School on Network Analysis

July 12-17, 2021

The Centre for German and European Studies, St Petersburg University - Bielefeld University invites applications to the 4th St. Petersburg Summer School on Network Analysis. 

Application submission deadline: May 17, 2021 

The School is designed for BA, MA, PhD students and early-career researchers in social sciences who would like to get a hands-on introduction to the state-of-the-art techniques of network analysis based on European social and cultural network data.

The School will be held on July 12-17, 2021 at the CGES office at St. Petersburg University for participants who are currently in Russia and online - for international participants.

This year, after a course introducing students to network analysis, the school will primarily focus on statistical network modelling techniques aimed at finding the fundamental principles and mechanisms underlying network structure formation.

No prior knowledge of network analysis is mandatory. Basic knowledge of statistics and related software is recommended.


  • Wouter de Nooy, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR studies the ways in which people communicate and interact through the media. His preferred method is social network analysis, in particular statistical actor-oriented models.
  • Johan Koskinen, University of Melbourne develops statistical models and inference procedures for social networks, in particular exponential random graph models (ERGM) and stochastic actor-oriented models (SAOM).
  • Adina Nerghes, Wageningen University & Research studies large societal events and crises employing computational text analysis, methods of extracting connections between texts and social network structures, and dynamic network analysis.
  • Ju-Sung (Jay) Lee, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) works with various methodologies such as statistics, network analysis, computer-aided text analysis, computational social science, and other digital methods, such as topic modeling and sentiment analysis. 

To apply, send a CV, a motivation letter, and a short description of your own research project that involves analysis of relational structures connecting some social or cultural nodes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 17, 2021. For details, see

Find more about the St. Petersburg Summer School on Network Analysis here.