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Future Knowledge Lecture: Visualizing the Ties that Bind

Join the Center for Digital Humanities as it hosts Paul McLean from Rutgers, who will talk about social network analysis.

From the event coordinators:

Visualizing the Ties that Bind: A Social Network Analysis of Patronage and Personal Lending in the Florentine Renaissance

Paul McLean, Rutgers University

Please join us for our third Future Knowledge lecture of the year as Paul McLean (Rutgers) shares from his work on patronage networks in Renaissance Florence. McLean's book, The Art of the Network (Duke UP, 2007), "fills a gap in sociological scholarship by tracing the historical antecedents of networking and examining the concept of self that accompanies it. His analysis of patronage opens into a critique of contemporary theories about social networks and social capital, and an exploration of the sociological meaning of 'culture.'"

There will be snacks and coffee during the lecture and a light reception afterward for enthusiasts.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Information Technology, the History Center, and the Sociology Department.

When: Friday, November 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: Hollings Library Program Room, Hollings wing of the Thomas Cooper Library