Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Tracing Networks: Communicating Knowledge in Antiquity and the Digital Age

Our own Robin Dundar from @i_science spoke on the final panel: "In this conference, archaeologists and computer scientists present new approaches to understanding knowledge networks in the ancient world and present day. The analysis of networks is now recognized as an important tool for understanding social, economic and political relations as a means of communication in both past and present-day communities. Networks of craftspeople and technological traditions across the highly interconnected world of the Mediterranean, c.1500-200 BCE, offer case studies through which patterns of knowledge exchange, innovation and technological change can be modelled. These networks of knowledge in antiquity can in turn be used as tools for rethinking communication systems in our digital age":

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