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Dear Socnetters,

Consider submitting your relevant work to the ‘*Semantic and Socio-Semantic
Networks*’ session of the conference ‘Networks in the Global World’ (St.
Petersburg, July 7-9, 2020) by *January 13, 2020*.

Session chair: Iina Hellsten, University of Amsterdam.

Session invited speaker: Camille Roth, Humboldt University Berlin.

This session is dedicated to research applying network analysis techniques
to texts. We are also interested in work combining text networks with
social network data - in order to expand our understanding of the meaning
both of texts and of social relations.

Interested participants are invited to submit theoretical, methodological
or empirical papers, contributing new perspectives on the questions how,
when, and under what conditions social relationships, content and meaning
structures can be connected via network research; or what approaches are
suitable to strengthen the understanding of the connections between the
structure of social relations and meaning.

We invite papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Theorizing about meaning structure, semantic structure and social
structure, and the relations between them;
- Qualitative and quantitative methods to study semantic structure,
including in relation to social structure;
- Multilevel and multimode semantic and socio-semantic networks;
- Semantic similarity and its relation with social ties;
- Joint semantic network analysis of message content and social network
analysis of information channels;
- Applying social network analysis techniques to semantic and
socio-semantic networks;
- Usage of semantic network data to capture social structures between
- Semantic structuring throughout conversations in networks.

Finally, we invite applications of semantic and socio-semantic network
analyses in various fields.

Full description of the session: 

The Fifth Biannual International Conference ‘Networks in the Global World’
will be held with support from International Network for
Social Network Analysis (INSNA), International Sociological Association
(ISA), and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at St Petersburg

CfP: .

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers before
June 1, 2020 to be published in the ‘NetGloW 2020’ volume of the Springer’s
‘Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems’ indexed in Scopus: 
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Note that citizens of most of the European countries can get an electronic
Visa to St. Petersburg for up to 8 days online, see .

More about NetGloW’20: .

Seasonal greetings,



Dr. Nikita Basov
Senior researcher in Sociology, St. Petersburg University
Scientific Manager, Centre for German and European Studies, St. Petersburg
University - Bielefeld University
+7 812 324 08 85 

Recent papers:

2019 Basov, N., De Nooy, W., Nenko, A. Local Meaning Structures: A
Socio-Semantic Network Analysis of Artistic Collectives. American Journal
of Cultural Sociology
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2019 Basov, N. The Ambivalence of Cultural Homophily: Field Positions,
Semantic Similarities, and Social Network Ties in Creative Collectives.
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