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Networks Symposium Papers

June 6-7, 2019
Papers for "Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook" can be found below.  You will be required to enter a password provided by conference organizers to access them. Please contact the APS at if you are attending the conference but have not yet received the password.


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9:30-10:45am Panel 1: Social Networks

“Science, Skepticism, and Societies: the Politics of Knowledge Creation in the Early Republic”
George Oberle, George Mason University

“Who You Know: How Social and Educational Networks Fostered Professional Identity Among American Doctors, 1780-1815”
Sarah Naramore, The University of the South

“Benjamin Smith Barton's Natural History Network: Local Knowledge and Atlantic Community”
Peter Messer, Mississippi State University

“Planting the Seeds of Empire: Botanical Gardens and Correspondence Networks in Antebellum America”
Alicia DeMaio, Harvard University

Comment: Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University, Camden

11:15-12:15pm Panel 2: Reconstructing Networks

“Spatial Expansion and State Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States”
Cameron Blevins, Northeastern University

“Intertribal Networks in the Colonized American West, 1870-1895”
Justin Gage, University of Arkansas

“Mapping the Networks of African North Americans Hidden in U.S. Government Records: Cases from Pension Files and the Census”
Adam Arenson, Manhattan College

Comment: Maeve Kane, SUNY Albany

2:15-3:15pm Panel 4: Reproducing Networks

“Plagiarism as Dialogue: The Loyalist Historians as Transatlantic Mediators”
Eileen Cheng, Sarah Lawrence College

“Before the Truth Puts its Boots on: Mis-Information Networks in 19th Century America”
Robert MacDougall, University of Western Ontario

“Worlds of Wonder: Tracing Reproductions of Microscopy Illustrations in the Nineteenth Century”
Lea Beiermann, Maastricht University

Comment: Richard John, Columbia University

3:30-4:45pm Panel 5: Networks and Nodes

“From Brussels to Europe: Building a Big Data Set in the Nineteenth Century”
Kevin Donnelly, Alvernia University

“Visualizing 19th and 20th Century Women in Science”
Serenity Sutherland, SUNY Oswego

“The Cybernetic Effect: Soviet Mind Research in the 1960s and 70s”
Ekaterina Babintseva, University of Pennsylvania

“Organizations and Knowledge Networks”
Janet Vertesi, Princeton University

Comment: Robert M. Hauser, Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society

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