Historical Social Network


Project duration: 2011 - 2022 Date coverage: 1451 - 1920 Website

Socio-Economic History Social Network Analysis Crowdsourcing / Citizens’ science Gamification Photos Newspapers and magazines Historical Documents (e.g. Notarial sources; Census records; Ecclesiastical documents; Correspondence)

Population sources allow the understanding of the social and economic evolution of the past. This project is devoted to the development of technologies (i.e. computer vision, record linkage, crowdsourcing/gamesourcing platforms, etc.) to create historical social networks thanks to the linkage of citizens registered in population documents. In addition, this network is enriched with other kind of documents, including historical photographs, newspapers, music scores, etc.

Project partners

Other partners

  • Arxius de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Archives Network)

With financial support by

European Research Council (EU Advanced Grant)

Recercaixa - Obra Social La Caixa

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Spanish Ministry)