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Dear Socnetters,

Apologies for multiple reminders.

This weekend is the opportunity to prepare an abstract and use the last chance to join us at the 4th “Networks in the Global World” conference in St. Petersburg on July 4-6 2018.

Note that the next NetGloW event is in 2020 only.

The extended deadline is January 29, 2018.

More information below.


See you in St. Petersburg,

Nikita Basov, St. Petersburg State University
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Tom Snijders, University of Groningen
Peter Bearman, Columbia University
Robin Wagner-Pacifici, New School for Social Research
John Levi-Martin, University of Chicago
Sophie Mützel, University of Lucerne
Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester
IIna Hellsten, University of Amsterdam
Camille Roth, Sciences Po, Paris
Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology
Nina Kolleck, Free University of Berlin
Christof Parnreiter, University of Hamburg.


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The goal of the NetGloW conference series is to bring together networks researchers from around the globe, to unite the efforts of various scientific disciplines in response to the key challenges faced by network studies today, and to exchange diverse research results – thus enabling analysis of global social processes as well as theoretical and methodological advancements. The conference is open to discussions on various types of networks studied by social scientists - social, cultural, semantic, material, organizational, economical, political and other.

In 2018, the main conference topic is devoted to the principles and patterns that bring to life network ensembles observed by different disciplines in various spheres of social life.

The conference ​is organized by Centre for German and European Studies of St. Petersburg State University and Bielefeld University. it is supported by the International Sociological Association (ISA) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),​ and endorsed by INSNA.

Confirmed keynote and invited speakers:

●      Tom Snijders, University of Groningen
●      Peter Bearman, Columbia University
●      Robin Wagner-Pacifici, New School for Social Research
●      John Levi-Martin, University of Chicago
●      Sophie Mützel, University of Lucerne
●      Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester
●      IIna Hellsten, University of Amsterdam
●      Camille Roth, Sciences Po, Paris
●      Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology
●      Nina Kolleck, Free University of Berlin
●      Christof Parnreiter, University of Hamburg

The conference invites papers to a set of regular and organized sessions including, but not limited to the following network-analytical foci (for more information visit: ngw.spbu.ru/programme):

●      Statistical network modeling
●      Cultural and social duality
●      Socio-semantic networks
●      Qualitative network analysis
●      Socio-material networks
●      Social media networks
●      Urban networks
●      Networks in arts
●      Networks in science, technology, and innovation
●      Social movements and collective action networks
●      Political and policy-making networks

Abstracts of up to 300 words are due online before January 15th 2018 here: ngw.spbu.ru/submission.

The conference will also feature a selection of workshops and round tables. 

Fee: standard: 50 EUR, MA and PhD students: 20 EUR. Participation in a workshop does not involve an additional fee.

The organizers will cover accommodation of MA and PhD students who submitted the best abstracts.

Further information: ngw.spbu.runetg[log in to unmask].
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