Schlüsselkonzepte der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften - Network and Networking

Network and Networking

Dienstag, 09.04.2013, 18:15 Uhr

Dr. Dorit Raines, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia

Öffentlicher Vortrag im Rahmen der Reihe Interdisziplinäre Vorlesungen und Kolloquien zu Schlüsselkonzepten der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften des Doktoratsprogramms Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies

Veranstaltende: Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies | Graduate School of the Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Redner, Rednerin: Dr. Dorit Raines, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Datum: 09.04.2013
Uhrzeit: 18:15 - 19:30 Uhr
Ort: Raum F-122
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich

Network and Networking – A Web of Relationships in Historical Perspective

The talk will address the question of the place and meaning of networks in the social sciences, and particularly in all facets of historical research. It will first attempt to illustrate the reasons for the growing interest 80s in the study of networks following the return to the theory of action developed by the Harvard and Chicago Schools under the direction of Talcott Parsons and Edward Shils. It will then continue to explore the potentiality of the network factor in both demographical and social studies and will concentrate on the relationship between Network Analysis Theory (NAT) and historical studies, in particular the issue of the network as an unstable social category. The final part of the talk will be dedicated to a cultural shift: to the question of the contemporary meaning of network and the difference between the birth of ‘spontaneous’ networks based on either individual or categorized relationship usually sharing common goals and the rise of ‘networking’ as an organized/commercial format of social, cultural and political relationship/s based either on information gathering and self-communication or simply on the desire to belong.

Dorit Raines

Dorit Raines is Assistant Professor at the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice where she teaches History of Libraries, History of Documents and History of Written Communication. She has completed her Ph.D. in History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and is mainly interested in the cultural, political and social formation and in the management of political information of elite groups, especially the Venetian patriciate. Among her publications are La famiglia Manin e la cultura libraria tra Friuli e Venezia nel '700 (1996); Al servizio dell' "amatissima patria". Le Memorie di Lodovico Manin e la gestione del potere nel Settecento veneziano (1997); and L'invention du mythe aristocratique. L'image de soi du patriciat vénitien au temps de la Sérénissime (2006). She is the editor of Biblioteche effimere. Biblioteche circoanti a Venezia, XIX-XX secolo (2012).

Kolloquium Network and Networking

Dr. Dorit Raines, Università Ca' Foscari
Prof. Dr. Simona Slanicka, Universität Bern

Datum: 10. April 2013
Zeit: 09:15 - 19:30 Uhr
Ort: Universität Bern, UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Raum B-102

Simona Slanicka

Simona Slanicka studierte Allgemeine Geschichte des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit sowie Französische Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Basel und an der Sorbonne in Paris. Nach der Promotion in Basel und Auslandsstipendien in Paris und am Graduiertenkolleg "Sozialgeschichte von Schichten, Gruppen, Klassen und Eliten" der Universität Bielefeld arbeitete sie ab 2000 als Assistentin in der Abteilung Geschichtswissenschaft der Universität Bielefeld. Seit 2011 ist sie Förderprofessorin an der Universität Bern.