Randall Collins has done some very interesting work on networks of
philosophers, et al., going back into antiquity, but I don't remember just
how far back. --Alvin Wolfe
Collins, Randall. 1992. Caught in the Structural Crunch: The Timing of
Network Contact and Intellectual Creativity. Paper presented at the
International Sun Belt Social Network Conference, Tampa, February 1992.
Collins, Randall. 1998. The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of
Intellectual Change. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University
From: Barry Wellman [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:15 AM
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Subject: historical networks
Was chatting with a friend yesterday, and the Q came up:
What scholarly research has been done re historical figures.
He was especially interested in the nets of Marc Antony (_not the fashion
designer_ but his predecessor).
Now must of us know thanks to John Padgett and the UCINet demos about the
Florentine nets of the Medici, et al.
Are there other such studies?
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
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