Nov 28, 2018 – SONIC summer intern, Cameron DeChurch, presented at the North American Regional Social Networks (NASN) Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) today. This summer he used historical records to construct digital networks of the collaboration among Florentine Renaissance painters. His paper with Noshir Contractor, “Using Network Science to Discover the Grand Masters of the Florentine Renaissance” finds that rather than the household names of Michelangelo and DaVinci, it was the grand masters like Verrochio and Perugino who ultimately had more impact through their lineage, by training painters who would go on to produce great works.

Citation:
DeChurch, C.J., & Contractor, N.S. (2018, November). Using Network Science to Discover the Grand Masters of the Florentine Renaissance. Paper presented at the North American Regional Social Networks Conference. Washington, D.C.