We are happy to announce that the resources from GEHIR 2015 workshop are complemented with published report of the event.
The main aim of the GEHIR project is to produce knowledge within the area of interest, which is the ancient Mediterranean, and contribute to the academic discussion. We have a web page, facebook, and blog. Therefore, our scientific results are no longer excluded from the public space and everyone may find them.
This week we are looking forward to be part of the historiography & complex networks science conference Entangled Worlds in in Vienna (13.-15.4.2016).
New food products, new technologies or even new religions – they all can be viewed as cultural innovations. We can ask why some of these innovations become popular in a society while others vanish immediately or why some innovations spread very quickly while others need centuries to be accepted. Of course, this has a lot to do with nature of the innovation itself: what do we expect from it, how much does it cost, or how attractive is it? Someone can easily start buying organic food after seeing it once in a supermarket, while it may take a lot of time to decide to buy a new solar powered house. Thus, an innovation can be very simple and its adoption very cheap (like in the case of buying new food product) or extremely complex (like buying untypical house).
GEHIR organized a modelling workshop "Bridging the Gaps: (Ancient) History from the Perspective of Mathematical and Computational Modelling and Network Analysis" on 13-14 November 2015 in Brno. Because of our guests, we found the event to be quite successful and so it deserves one or two glimpses of looking back.
We proudly announce, that we are loyal to our (nonpublic :) ) intention to open the hood of the project on social media. The October's workshop was a first step in becoming "social", yet relationships need continuing flow of communication. The digital nature of the project calls for up-to-date methods.