GARES

Group of Analysis of Social Networks, Spaces and Structures



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GARES is a group of researchers interested by Social Network Analysis. Most of its members belong to the CLERSÉ-CNRS, research laboratory of the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France.


PRESENTATION OF GARES

HISTORY OF GARES





PRESENTATION OF GARES

Founded in 1996, it groups the Professors and advanced students (PhD students, MA and bachelors with Social Network Analysis specialization) carrying research under this paradigm at the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille.

GARES organizes a seminar for students to promote sharing information and resources. The sessions often concern theoretical and methodological discussions on the works of the students or on topics of general interest in Social Network Analysis.

The GARES seminar has invited as well recognized exterior researchers working on Social Network Analysis.

GARES holds an e-mail forum at http://wwsympa.univ-lille1.fr/wws/info/gares where additional resources are shared by members.

GARES is organizing the LILNET Conference: Second European Thematic Conference for Network Analysts With support from INSNA MICRO-MACRO RELATIONS : ADVANCES IN THE CONTRIBUTION OF STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. This conference will take place on the 30-31 May 2002. You can find additional information on this conference at:

http://www.univ-lille1.fr/lilnet/

If you wish to become member write to:
Ainhoa de Federico : federico@univ-lille1.fr
Olivier Wattebled : olivier.wattebled@ed.univ-lille1.fr

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HISTORY OF GARES


GARES was founded in 1996 upon the initiative of Mohamed Deaif, masters student in social network analysis. Since then it groups the professors and advanced students specialized in Social Network Analysis at the University of Science and Technology of Lille. Since its foundation it is coordinated by graduate students under the supervision of Alexis Ferrand or Emmanuel Lazega, namely Mohamed Deaif (1996), Ségolène Petite (1998, 1999) and Ainhoa de Federico (1997, 2000, 2001). Nowadays it is co-organized by Ainhoa de Federico and Olivier Wattebled.

The main activity of GARES since its creation is a specialized seminar for students in Social Network Analysis. GARES has also organized some other activities worth mentioning.


Professors in Social Network Analysis invited to the University of Lille:

· Douglas White Professor at the University of California at Irvine, USA (1998).
· Tom Snijders Professor at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology University of Groningen, The Netherlands. (2000).
· Narciso Pizarro Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2001)
· Ronald Breiger Professor at the University of Arizona, USA (2002)


Invited researchers to the GARES seminar:


· Christine Favery, PhD at the University of Paris X (France);
· Gerhard van de Bunt, PhD at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology University of Groningen (The Netherlands);
· Silvan Aquatias, Doctor in sociology at the University of Paris X (France);
· Idéal Bernardas, Doctor in sociology at the University of Grenoble (France);
· Tom Snijders, Professor at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology University of Groningen, (The Netherlands);
· Henk Flap, Professor at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology University of Utrecht, (The Netherlands);
· Carlijne Philips, PhD at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology University of Groningen (The Netherlands).


Organization of scientific meetings:

"Redes, Estructuras y Espacios Sociales", in cooperation the Department de Sociology of the Public University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), 17-21 February 1997. *

· Alexis Ferrand Professor at the University of Science and Technology of Lille;
· Félix Requena, Professor at University of la Coruña;
· Mercedes Pardo Buendía, Associate Professor at the Public University of Navarra;
· Jesús Oliva, Associate Professor at the Public University of Navarra;
· Carlos Mendive, Associate Professor at the Public University of Navarra;
· Graduate students of the Public University of Navarra;
· Graduate students of the University of Science and Technology of Lille: Stéphanie Desmuliers,Ainhoa de Federico, Nathalie Fouchard, Ségolène Petite.


"French-Dutch seminar on Social Network analysis in PhD projects" in cooperation the ICS, University of Groningen 7-8 February 2002.

Program comity: Alexis Ferrand, Tom Snijders
Organizing comity: Ainhoa de Federico, Martin van der Gaag,
Carlijne Philips

Program:
· Uwe Matzat "Academic social networks and Internet Discussion Groups."
· Renée van der Hulst "Social networks in organizations"
· Sylvie Denquin "Information flows in networks of professionals in charge of cancer patients"
· Virginie Colotte "Choice strategies of users in the French medical system"
· Alexandra Thierry "The impact of interpersonal relations in the use of health services"
· Cathérine Comet "Social capital and access to business of small entrepreneurs in the building industry"
· Ainhoa de Federico "Friendship networks of Erasmus students"
· Karoly Takacs "Social networks and intergroup conflict"
· Ferry Koster "Solidarity within a Dutch university"
· Martin van der Gaag "Measurement of social capital of individuals"


"Lilnet Conference. Second European thematic Conference for Network Analysts. The Micro - Macro Relationship: New Contributions of Structural Analysis" with the support of INSNA, University of Sciences and Technologies, 30-31 May 2002.

Program comity: Alexis Ferrand and Emmanuel Lazega.
Organizing comity: Sébastien Delarre, Sylvie Denquin, Ainhoa de Federico
Alexandra Thierry and Olivier Wattebled.

http://www.univ-lille1.fr/lilnet/


Courses on Social Network Analysis:

Courses on Social Network Analysis are available every year in the BA, MA and Doctoral program at the Department of Sociology at the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille. To obtain more information on these courses don't hesitate to contact directly Alexis Ferrand : ferrand@univ-lille1.fror Emmanuel Lazega: lazega@univ-lille1.fr

Introduction courses to Social Network Analysis have been also provided at request by other members:

Mohamed Deaif "Sociology of organizations and social networks" At the IUT A, Institut Régional du Travial Social, USTL. 1999-2000.

Mohamed Deaif "Networks, Organizations and Territories" course proposed to professionals in the health sector organized by the Union Régional Inter Federale des Oeuvres et Organismes Privés Sanitaires et Sociaux March 2001-May 2002.

Ainhoa de Federico "Introduction to Social Network Analysis" organized by the Professional Association of Sociologist in Navarra and the Public University of Navarra (Spain) 27-29 March 2001.

 

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