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Dear Socnetters,

Note that the abstract submission deadline of the conference 'Networks in the Global World' taking place at St Petersburg University on July 7-9, 2020 has been extended until February 10, 2020.


The conference subtitled ‘Structures in Contexts. Understanding Relations in European Societies and beyond’ invites abstracts to a set of regular and organized sessions, including, but not limited to the following network-analytical foci:

- Quantitative Methods of Network Analysis

- Qualitative and Mixed Methods of Network Analysis

- Networks and Culture

- Networks in Politics, International Relations, and Economy

- Networks in Science, Education, and the Arts

- Urban, Environmental, and Socio-Technical Networks

- Online Networks.


The conference offers a coherent set of sessions and workshops: http://ngw.spbu.ru/programme.


Abstracts of up to 2000 characters (with spaces) should be submitted online at http://ngw.spbu.ru/submission. Call for abstracts is available here: http://ngw.spbu.ru/calls.


A selection of conference papers will be published as a ‘NetGloW 2020’ volume of the Springer’s ‘Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems’ indexed in Scopus: https://www.springer.com/series/15179. Full papers of up to 8 000 words will be collected by June 1, 2020 and reviewed by July 27. More information will be provided in the call for full papers after notification of abstract acceptance/rejection.


Note that citizens of most of the European countries can get an electronic Visa to St. Petersburg for up to 8 days online, see http://ngw.spbu.ru/practical.


Feel welcome to email any queries to [log in to unmask].


NetGloW’20 is organized by the CGES with support from International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), International Sociological Association (ISA), and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Best wishes,



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: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41290-019-00084-9

2019 Basov, N. The Ambivalence of Cultural Homophily: Field Positions, Semantic Similarities, and Social Network Ties in Creative Collectives. Poetics: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304422X18302808?via%3Dihub.
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