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My very good friend, Saundra Weddle,  is working on an urban history of the social and professional networks of sex workers in early modern (1300-1800) Venice, based on data gleaned from archival sources that suggest place-based relationships. This study seeks not only to identify associations between sex workers, procurers, procuresses, gondoliers, lantern carriers, and swindlers of various stripes, but also to connect them to specific locations and itineraries, identifying spatial syntax that connects sex work with rhythms of daily life.  


She is seeking references to or contacts with individuals who are a) using network analysis in a historic (pre-modern) contexts and especially b) connecting data AND network structures to specific urban conditions and contexts.


Please contact her directly if you have references or contacts at [log in to unmask].


Thank you in advance,





Evangelia Petridou, PhD

Assistant Professor in Public Administration

Risk and Crisis Research Center, Mid Sweden University

Tel: +46 (0) 10 142 8318


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