A network framework of cultural history

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2014
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news
25 news outlets
blogs
14 blogs
twitter
219 tweeters
weibo
5 weibo users
facebook
23 Facebook pages
googleplus
21 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
video
2 video uploaders

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147 Mendeley
citeulike
5 CiteULike
Title
A network framework of cultural history
Published in
Science, August 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1240064
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Authors

Maximilian Schich, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási, Dirk Helbing

Abstract

The emergent processes driving cultural history are a product of complex interactions among large numbers of individuals, determined by difficult-to-quantify historical conditions. To characterize these processes, we have reconstructed aggregate intellectual mobility over two millennia through the birth and death locations of more than 150,000 notable individuals. The tools of network and complexity theory were then used to identify characteristic statistical patterns and determine the cultural and historical relevance of deviations. The resulting network of locations provides a macroscopic perspective of cultural history, which helps us to retrace cultural narratives of Europe and North America using large-scale visualization and quantitative dynamical tools and to derive historical trends of cultural centers beyond the scope of specific events or narrow time intervals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
Germany 4 3%
Italy 2 1%
Denmark 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Switzerland 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 117 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 48 33%
Researcher 28 19%
Student > Master 18 12%
Student > Bachelor 11 7%
Other 10 7%
Other 32 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 26 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 16%
Physics and Astronomy 16 11%
Social Sciences 15 10%
Environmental Science 14 10%
Other 52 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 503. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2016.
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#5,988
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Outputs from Science
#294
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