CfP: Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Research (Spring 2021)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks in the Journal of Historical Network Research (Spring 2021)

 

Chinese historical network research is a burgeoning academic field. In recent years, the digitization of source materials, the proliferation of databases, as well as the development of digital tools, have greatly facilitated the study of networks in Chinese history. This special issue invites scholars from all disciplines to share their research that applies the theories and methodologies of social network analysis to the study of any period of Chinese history as well as archaeology. With this special issue, we hope to initiate a dialogue between network scholars specializing in China and those studying other parts of the world. We also wish to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue about technology and methodology. Thus, we further welcome contributions from scholars who develop tools and databases that facilitate the study of networks in Chinese history and archaeology.

 

Contributions can be submitted in one of the following two sections:

 

First, we welcome outstanding and original research articles that engage with the diversity of networks connecting actors and/or objects in Chinese history, including articles that examine networks connecting China to other world regions and those that compare Chinese and non-Chinese networks. Excluded from the scope of this special issue are fictive networks, such as networks of character interaction in literary works.

 

Second, we call for contributions that focus on databases and tools pertaining to the study of networks in Chinese history. These include, for example, discussions of recent developments in Natural Language Processing that facilitate the harvesting of network data from Chinese source materials and contributions that focus on databases and tools for organizing and analyzing historical network data of China.

While English is the language of choice, contributions can also be submitted in Chinese. Submissions written in Chinese, if accepted, will be translated into English before publication. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words, and contributions on databases and tools should not exceed 5,000 words.

 

Abstracts for research articles (1,000 to 1,500 words) should include discussion on:

  • Background – an overview of the topic and the research questions that will be addressed by your article,
  • Methods and data – an overview of the data used and the methods employed in your research, and
  • Findings – a description of the results of your research.

Abstracts for contributions on databases and tools should not exceed 400 words.

Submissions can be send to both editors, Henrike Rudolph (henrike.rudolph@zo.uni-heidelberg.de) and Song Chen (song.chen@bucknell.edu), in a PDF-format before June 1st, 2020. You may choose to include, as part of the PDF file, one or two graphs (or tables) that show the key results or main argument of your contribution. While these graphs and/or tables are not required, we strongly encourage contributors of original research articles to include them in the abstracts. Please keep in mind that the intended readership is not limited to specialists from the field of Chinese Studies.

 

Timeline:

  • Abstract deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Full paper deadline: October 1, 2020
  • End of the review process: November 15, 2020
  • Revised version deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Publication: Spring 2021

 

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徵稿啟事

《歷史網絡研究學刊》2021年春季特刊

特刊主題:中國歷史網絡研究

 

中國歷史網絡研究是一個方興未艾的學術領域。近年來,史料的數字化、數據庫的普及以及數字工具的發展極大地促進了有關中國歷史網絡的研究。本期特刊歡迎所有從事中國歷史網絡研究的學者投稿。來稿內容不限學科、不限時段,唯要求使用社會網絡分析的理論和方法研究中國歷史上的相關議題。本期特刊旨在推動專門研究中國歷史網絡的學者與研究世界其他地區網絡的學者之間展開對話,並增進有關網絡分析技術和方法論的跨學科討論。有鑒於此,除了原創性研究成果外,我們也歡迎從事數字工具開發和數據庫建設的相關學者來稿討論這些工具和數據庫在促進中國歷史網絡研究方面的價值。

 

【收稿範圍】

本期特刊的收稿範圍包括如下兩個方向:

 

第一,本期特刊歡迎杰出的原創性研究論文。論文的研究對象可以是中國歷史上現實存在的任何網絡現象。這些網絡可以是關於歷史人物的,也可以是關於歷史事物的。我們也歡迎對連接中國與世界其他地區的網絡現象進行研究的論文,以及對中國和世界其他地區的網絡現象進行比較研究的論文。對虛擬網絡(例如文學作品中的角色互動網絡)的研究則不在本期特刊的收稿範圍之內。

 

第二,本期特刊歡迎對與中國歷史網絡研究有關的數據庫和分析工具進行介紹和討論的稿件。舉例而言,討論內容可以是自然語言處理領域內有關從中文史料中提取網絡數據的最新進展,可以是有助於對中國歷史網絡數據進行整理和分析的數據庫和數字化工具,也可以是其他任何相關議題。

 

【來稿要求】

本期特刊的所有稿件將以英文刊發,因此我們優先考慮以英文撰寫的稿件。儘管如此,我們也酌情考慮以中文撰寫的投稿。評審通過的中文來稿將在發表之前譯成英文。原創性研究論文全文不應超過1萬字,討論數據庫和分析工具的稿件全文不應超過5000字。

 

投稿人須於六月一日前先行提交來稿摘要。原創性研究論文的摘要(限1000~1500字)應包括以下三方面:

  • 研究背景——概括性介紹您在論文中將要解決的研究課題和具體問題;
  • 研究方法和數據——簡要介紹您在研究中使用的數據和分析方法;
  • 研究成果——總結您的研究成果。

 

討論數據庫和分析工具的稿件,其摘要不應超過400字。

 

投稿人須於2020年6月1日之前以PDF格式將來稿發送給本期特刊的兩位編輯:Henrike Rudolph(henrike.rudolph@zo.uni-heidelberg.de)和陳松(song.chen@bucknell.edu)。

 

在提交摘要的同時,您也可以提供一至兩張能夠說明您的主要論點或主要研究成果的圖片或表格。儘管這不是必須的,我們強烈建議原創性論文的投稿人提供這樣的圖片或表格,這將有助於我們更好地瞭解您的研究。該圖片或表格須插入PDF文檔中,作為PDF文檔的一部分提交。在您撰寫摘要和稿件時,請注意《歷史網絡研究學刊》的讀者並不一定是中國研究領域的專家。

 

時間安排

  • 摘要截止日期:2020年6月1日
  • 來稿全文截止日期:2020年10月1日
  • 來稿審核流程結束日期:2020年11月15日
  • 修訂稿截止日期:2020年12月15日
  • 發刊日期:《歷史網絡研究學刊》2021年春季刊