The main theme of the fifth NetGloW conference took place on July 7-9, 2020 is ‘Structures in Contexts. Understanding Relations in European Societies and beyond’. The aim is to discuss analysis of different types of networks – would these be personal, symbolic, material-object, organizational, urban, regional, or state networks – in their situational, cultural, historical, institutional, temporal, spatial, and professional contexts.
For the first time in its history, NetGloW was held completely virtually, with videos of the presentations available online and discussions via video conferencing system.
The Conference attracted over 230 submissions from 29 countries, including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, UK, and USA.
Nearly a hundred of participants submitted their video presentations and joined online discussions of the keynote talks and parallel Q&A of the following sessions:
- ‘Statistical Network Modelling’ chaired by Peng Wang;
- ‘Qualitative Network Analysis’ chaired by Elisa Bellotti;
- ‘Networked City: The Multiplicity of Urban Links and Nodes’ chaired by Aleksandra Nenko;
- ‘Social Movements and Collective Action as Network Phenomena’ chaired by Oxana Mikhaylova;
- ‘Networks and Culture’ chaired by Frederic Godart;
- ‘Social Media Networks’ chaired by Svetlana Bodrunova;
- ‘Network Analysis of Political and Policy-Making Domains’ chaired by Artem Antonyuk;
- ‘Literary Creation as a Product of Intellectual and Scientific Networks: Permeable Frontiers and Variable Nodes in European 19th Century’ chaired by Larissa Polubojarinova and Charlotte Krauss;
- ‘Semantic and Socio-Semantic Networks’ chaired by Iina Hellsten;
- ‘Networks in Education’ chaired by Mohammed Saqr and Rawad Hammad;
- ‘Scientific Networks: Understanding Various Research Fields’ chaired by Daria Maltseva and Dmitry Zaytsev;
- ‘A Critical Look on Globa-Net-Lization of Economic, Social and Political Context chaired’ by Martin Koch and Alexander Kuteynikov.
Video presentations of the conference can be found on the NetGloW Youtube channel.
Descriptions of all conference sessions and abstracts can be found here.
The keynote and invited talks of the conference are as follows:
- ‘The Importance of Social Context surrounding Network Connections: Philos vs Simmelian Ties in Social Systems’ by David Krackhardt, Carnegie Mellon University;
- ‘Networks in Context: Meanings, Methods and Purposes’ by Nick Crossley, University of Manchester;
- ‘A Multilevel Network Approach to Institutional Entrepreneurship: The Case of French Public Private Partnerships’ by Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne;
- ‘Identities, Relations, and Culture in Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science’ by Jan Fuhse, University of Bremen;
- ‘Fragmentation of the Twittersphere Surrounding the 2019 European Elections’ by Camille Roth, Sciences Po, Paris and Centre Marc Bloch;
- ‘Networks on the Walls: Analyzing “Traces” of Institutional Logics in Museums’ Permanent Exhibitions’ by Frédéric Godart;
- ‘Mixed Methods in Personal Networks. Structure, Conditions, and Trajectories in Two Criminal Case Studies’ by Elisa Bellotti, University of Manchester;
- ‘Modeling the Co-Evolution of Relational Events and Longitudinal Panel Data’ by Christoph Stadtfeld, ETH Zürich;
- ‘Methodological Approaches for Socially Produced Knowledge’ by Johan Koskinen, University of Melbourne.
Find more about the NetGloW’20 keynote and invited speakers here.
A selection of conference papers is published as a ‘NetGloW 2020’ volume of the Springer’s ‘Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems’ indexed in Scopus.