Hypergraph Representations: A Study of Carib Attacks on Colonial Forces, 1509-1700

Authors

  • Termeh Shafie University of Konstanz
  • David Schoch University of Konstanz
  • Jimmy Mans Leiden University
  • Corinne Hofman Leiden University
  • Ulrik Brandes University of Konstanz

Keywords:

Network Analysis, Directed Hypergraph, Centrality, Colonization, Caribbean Ethnohistory

Abstract

Network data consisting of recorded historical events can be represented as hyper-graphs where the ties or events can connect any number of nodes or event related attributes. In this paper, we perform a centrality analysis of a directed hypergraph representing attacks by indigenous peoples from the Lesser Antilles on European colonial settlements, 1509–1700. The results of central attacks with respect to at- tacked colonial force, member of attack alliances, and year and location of attack are discussed and compared to a non-relational exploratory analysis of the data. This comparison points to the importance of a mixed methods approach to enhance the analysis and to obtain a complementary understanding of a network study.

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2017-10-14

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Shafie, T., Schoch, D., Mans, J., Hofman, C., & Brandes, U. (2017). Hypergraph Representations: A Study of Carib Attacks on Colonial Forces, 1509-1700. Journal of Historical Network Research, 1(1), 52–70. Retrieved from http://jhnr.uni.lu/index.php/jhnr/article/view/6

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