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VITA: DOUGLAS R. WHITE, Professor of Anthropology and Social Science, University of California, Irvine

Mathematical and network anthropology, ethnosociology, organizational and historical dynamics

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Ph.D. 1969, University of Minnesota, Anthropology and Social Theory.
1965-Visiting Graduate Fellow, Columbia University, Anthropology and Mathematical Sociology
1964-67 NIMH Predoctoral (Travelling) Fellowship
1964-CIC Traveling Scholar, University of Michigan, Anthropology and Mathematical Psychology
1963-64 NSF Predoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota

Academic Positions
Professor, 1979-. Anthropology, Social Networks, UC Irvine.
1995-97 UC-wide Program in Comparative Social History and Theory.
1995-99 UCI Representative, Mellon Anthropology and Demography Postdoctoral Program
1994- Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science. UCI.
1976-89 Assoc./Full Prof. Comparative Culture & Social Science, UC Irvine.
1974-75 Visiting Prof. Anthropology. University of Texas, Austin.
1969-76 Asst./Assoc. Prof. Anthropology, joint Appt. in Sociology, University of Pittsburgh.

Concurrent Positions

Visiting Faculty, Max Planck Institute in Mathematics for the Sciences (Leipzig), June 2011
External Faculty, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences. Columbia University. 2011-
Visiting Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, September, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Visiting Scholar, Anthroplogy Department. University of Washington, 2009 (2 mos.)
Visiting Professor, Social Science, University of Zurich, June, 2008
Science Chair, Scientific Council, Reseau national des systemes complexes (RNSC) 2008-2009 [French National Network of Complex Systems]
Visiting Professor, Social Policy, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, March-April, 2008
Member, Scientific Council, France, Complex Systems National Network (CSNN) 2006-2010
Scientific Council, French National Network of Complex Systems 2007-2010
Professor, French Complex Systems Summer School, Paris.July 30-August 10, 2007, organized by the Complex Systems Institute Paris - Ile de France (ICS PIF) and coordinated by the Reseau national des systemes complexes (RNSC) [French National Network of Complex Systems]
Visiting Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, May, 2007
Visiting Professor, Sociology. Columbia University, New York, 2007 (1 mo.)
Visiting Professor, Sociology. Central European University, Budapest, 2007 (1 mo.)
Programme Committee, European Complexity Science Conference, 2006 (ECCS'06: Networks), Said Business School, University of Oxford, 25-29 September. Also Networks Sections Reviewer.
Visiting Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, May, 2006
Council Member, Complexity Science Society, 2005-2009 (formerly European CSS)
Steering Committee, European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS), 2005-2008
Visiting Professor, Social Science, University of Ljubljana, 2005 (1 month).
External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute (SFI), 2004-2010
Visiting Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, August, 2004
SFI Working Group on Analyzing Complex Macrosocial Systems: Civilizations as Dynamic Networks, 2003-
SFI Working Group on Social Scaling, Santa Fe Institute, 2003-2007 (ISCOM, EU grant)
Visiting Professor, Sociology. University of North Carolina, 2003 (1 mo.)
SFI Working Group on Robustness in Social Processes, 2002-03
SFI Working Group on Conceptualizing Human Environmental Dynamics: Towards a Unified Evolutionary Modeling Framework, 2001-02
External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, 2001-2012
Invited Researcher. Institut National des Etudes Demographiques. Paris, 2001 (1 mo.)
Advisory Board, Center on Governance, UCLA, 2000-2005
SFI Working Group on Structure and Dynamics of Complex Interactive Networks, Santa Fe Institute, 2000-2002
SFI Working Group on the Co-Evolution of States and Markets, Santa Fe Institute, 1999-2002
Visiting Professor, Institute of Sociology, University of Lille, 1998
Visiting Fellow, Leibnitz Program (Thomas Schweizer, head) German Research Society, University of Cologne 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Visiting Professor (Directeur d'Etudes), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, , 1998-99, 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
Co-Responsable scientifique - Liens, réseaux, configurations - aide informatique, filière Histoire sociale et démographie, LDH, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, 1999-
Co-Responsible Scientifique, 1998-. Scientific Workshops and Informatics. Ph.D. program in Social Spaces, Relations, Configurations. Laboratoire de Demographie Historique, EHESS. Paris.
Visiting Researcher, Laboratoire d'Analyse Secondaire et des Méthodes Appliquées à la Sociologie. Paris, 1991-92.
Directeur d'Etudes Associé, 1991-92. Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. Paris.
A.v.Humboldt Award for Distinguished Senior U.S. Social Scientist, 1989-91. Institut fur Völkerkunde, University of Köln.
Visiting Assoc. Professor, 1974-75. Anthropology, University of Texas Austin.
Instructor, 1974. ICPSR. Research Methodology Summer Program, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Co-Director (Lilyan Brudner, Director), 1971-73. Language Attitudes Project, Ministry Level, Irish Republic.
Research Associate, 1970. Project IMPRESS (John Kemeny, James Davis), Dartmouth College.
Staff Anthropologist, 1968. Summer Seminar in Quantitative Anthropology, National Science Foundation.

Personal data: b'42, child'75, grandson'2006, granddaughter'2008
I am interested in how societies, cultures, social roles, organizations, polities, cities and city systems, and historical agents of change and innovation evolve dynamically out of multiple networks of social action. How does the network structure of the world political economy engender the opportunity and constraint structures of more localized social activity? To what extent do diffuse "weak-tie" structures and focused "strong tie" networks of trust, for example, operate to construct social class, ethnicity, gender roles, social cognition, and the particular social structures of local communities embedded in a larger political economy? How are economic configurations, transport systems and trade, defensive and aggressive coalitions, configured by network dynamics? I work with several types of comparative data with longitudinal time depth (long-term historical databases; demographic baseline studies; kinship and marriage networks; global political events and economic exchange).

Complexity Research Areas
Physics of Complex Systems
Emergence & Innovation in Evolutionary Systems
Information Processing & Computation in Complex Systems
Dynamics & Quantitative Studies of Human Behavior
Robustness in Biological and Social Systems

Anthropological Research Areas
Ethnography: Ojibwa, Natchez, Central US American Indians, Mexican Totonac and Tlaxcalan Indians, Ireland, Austrian farmers
Kinship Networks, Social Stucture and Dynamics, Social Cohesion
Urban Anthropology, Compadrazgo
Longitudinal Field Studies
Ethnosociology, Culture History, Cooperative Technology
Kinship Simulation
Decentralized Social Systems

Network Research Areas
Structural Cohesion and Cyclic Structure in Networks
Structural Role Similarity, Regular Blockmodeling, Homomorpism
Network Construction of Social Class, Stratification, Inequality
Network Cognition, Cohesion, and Networks of Beliefs
Feedback Networks and Generative Models
Network Navigability: Weak and Strong Ties
Network Economics, Economic Networks, Industrial Pricing, Medieval to Modern
Innovation and Networks
Networks of Exchange, Sided and Divided Exchange Structures
World-system and Globalized Exchange systems

Cross-cultural analysis, network autocorrelation, and causal networks
Entailment Analysis
Causal Analysis
Controlled Simulation
Three-way multivariate interaction
Reliability Assessment

Focus Areas
Computational social science -- Mathematical anthropology -- Social networks -- Longitudinal analysis -- Development and social change -- Social simulation and game theory -- Complex Historical Dynamics

Research Interests and Teaching in Sociology and Anthropology
Anthropological, Network and Complexity Theory; Research on Social Networks, Organizational Theory and Analysis, Longitudinal Field Sites and Social Demography, Kinship and Marriage Networks, Social Organization, Gender, Stratification, Transnational Development and Community Change, Systems of Exchange, Property and Inheritance, Division of Labor.
Comparative Ethnographic and Historical Research; Focus on Europe, Mesoamerica, Indian North America, Pacific, World Systems, Urban and World Culture; Methodology, Mathematical Anthropology and Computing.

Honors, Awards, Fellowships
Awarded the 2007 Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award for jointly authored paper, "Network Dynamics and Field Evolution: The Growth of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences", American Journal of Sociology.110(4):1132-1205.
Outstanding Article Publication Award from the ASA Mathematical Sociology Section, 2004. James Moody and Douglas R. White, 2003, Social Cohesion and Embeddedness: A Hierarchical Concept of Social Groups. American Sociological Review 68(1):1-25. Implemented in NetMiner v2.4.0 (fall 2003)
Biography in Who's Who in America. 1994-present.
Biography in International Who's Who. 2000-present.
Bourse de Haute Niveau, Ministry of Research & Technology, Paris. 1991-92.
Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Senior Social Scientist Research Award (Ethnosoziologie), 1989-91. Renewable.
Center for Advanced Studies Fellow, 1981-84, Western Behavioral Science Institute,
National Institute of Mental Health Pre-doctoral Fellow, 1964-67.
Visiting Fellow, 1965-66, Anthropology and Mathematical Sociology, Columbia
CIC Traveling Scholar, 1964-65. Anthropology/Mathematical Psychology, Michigan
NSF Cooperative Fellow, 1963-64. University of Minnesota.
American Field Service Scholarship, 1958-59 High School Year, Madrid.

Administrative Experience
Chair, 2006-. Social Dynamics and Complexity, focus research group (change of name), Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine
Organizer. 2005-2011. 4-UC Campus Human Social Complexity Videoconference series. UCI,UCLA,UCSD,UCR,UCD
Chair, 2004-. Social Dynamics and Evolution, focus research group, Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine

Board of Directors, 1999-, Center for Computational Social Science, UCLA

Graduate Director, 1996-2004. Social Networks Ph.D. (Emphasis in Mathematical Behavioral Science, 1998-)

Co-Director, 1996-98. UCI Intercampus Graduate Curriculum, Modernity's Histories in Global Context.

Graduate Director, 1995-2005, Ph.D. Program in Social Networks.

Chair, 1994-1996, UCI Senate Committee on International Education.

Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, 1994-96. Irvine Division.

President, 1986-90, Chair 1986-. Linkages Development Research Council.

Systemwide UC Committee on Appropriate Technology, 1985-87.

Chair, 1980-81. Academic Senate Committee on Courses.

Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, 1980-81. Irvine Division.

Founding Chair, Social Networks Ph.D. Program, 1980-81. UC Irvine.

Director, 1979-80. Focused Research Program in Social Network Analysis, UCI.

Chair, 1979-80. Social Structure Group, University of California, Irvine.

Dean Search Committee, 1978-79. School of Social Sciences.

Executive Committee, 1976-78. School of Social Sciences.

Co-Director, 1971-73. Language Attitudes Project, Finance Ministry, Irish Republic.

National Science Foundation grants awarded
w Michael Houseman, Cyril Grange, and others. Informatic Treatment of Kinship Phenomena: An Integrated Approach in Anthropology and History, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), January 2006-December 2008.
sole PI, Longitudinal Network Studies and Predictive Social Cohesion Theory, 1999-2002, BCS-9978282.
sole PI, Network Analysis of Kinship, Social Transmission and Exchange: Cooperative Research at UCI, UNI Cologne, CNRS Paris 1993-95, SBR-9310033.
w 2 other PIs, Summer Institutes in Comparative Research 1988-90;
w 4 other PIs, Assessment and Planning of Cross-Cultural and Comparative Research 1987-88;
w T.Scudder and E.Colson, Long Term Dynamic Assessment of Impacts of World-System, Development and Ecological Processes on Local Socioeconomic Change in Gwembe Valley, Zambia 1988-90;
w D.Smith, Large Scale Network Analysis of World Trade 1986-89 (SDSC);
w M.L.Burton: (1) Sexual Division of Labor 1981-83 (2) Labor Intensification and Female Status 1983-85 (3) World Systems and Ethnological Theory 1985-87;
w L.C.Freeman, Social Networks Computer Teleconference 1977-79;
w H.G. Nutini, Network Analysis of Compadrazgo in Rural Tlaxcala 1976-80;
w G.P. Murdock, Cross-Cultural Cumulative Coding Center 1968-73;

Other Grants
Numerous small grants: Santa Fe Institute workshop on Civilizational Networks and Urban Dynamics (2003-4), social science database and computing systems, planning grants, conferences. Mellon Program Development Grant in Anthropology and Demography, with James Lee, 1995-1996.

Workshop organizer: ECCS'06 Satellite Workshop on Social and Historical Dynamics: Emergence, Robustness, Resilience, and Coevolution. European Complexity Conference, Oxford 2006. Partial funding by the James Martin Institute for science and civilization.
Supervisory Editor, 2008- World Cultures eJornal, UC eScholarship Publications.
Editor-in-Chief, 2004- Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, UC eScholarship Publications.
President Elect and President 1992-1993: Social Science Computing Association.
Founder, and General Editor 1985-1990: World Cultures electronic journal (UC eScholarship Repository and on CD ROM).
Editorial Boards, current: Social Networks, Social Science Computer Review, University of Michigan Press, Linkages Series.
Past: Computers and the Humanities, Journal of Behavioral Economics, Ethnology.
Fellow: American Anthropological Association, Society for Applied Anthropology.
Charter Member: The Classification Society-No. American Branch, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Int'l Network for Social Network Analysis, Society for Psychological Anthropology, Cognitive Sciences Society.
Member: Society for General Systems Research, American Sociological Association, American Mathematical Association.
Member: NSF Advisory Panel, numerous Social Science committees and planning groups on data base, software development, research organization and training.
Conference organizer: SFI Civilizations workshop (2004), Social Science Computing (1995, UCSD/SDSC), Longitudinal Field Studies; Scholar's Workstation, Approaches to Unified Social Science; Research Methods; Text Analysis; Cross-Cultural Research; Teleconferencing; Social Networks; Natural Decision Making; Urban Anthropology (1968, School of American Research), Planning conference for interdisciplinary work in social networks (1975, HRAF).

Fluency in software programming
R (numerous packages), Mediawiki, Html, Matlab, Fortran, Basic, Pascal, Pajek, SVG; Spss, dozens of software algorithms written, many emulated elsewhere: in R, igraph, UCInet, Pajek.

Books, Published Theses, and Book Manuscripts
ms ready for submission Using SPSS: Analysis and Comparison in the Social Sciences (drw & Andrey Korotayev). Sage/AltaMira/Lexington

2005 (2006 in Paperback) Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems: Process Models of a Turkish Nomad Clan (drw & Ulla Johansen). Boston, MA: Lexington Press. Distribution by AltaMira Press.

1998 (2008 in Paperback) Kinship, Networks and Exchange (eds. Thomas Schweizer, drw). Cambridge University Press.

1993 Foundations for Social and Biological Evolution (A. Iberall, D. Wilkinson, drw). Laguna Hills, CA: CDC Press.

1989 Research Methods in Social Network Analysis (eds. L.C.Freeman, drw, A.K.Romney) George Mason Press. Reprinted 1991, Transaction Press.

1975 Tuaraiscail: Report of the Committee on Language Attitudes Research Regarding Irish (Lilyan A. Brudner, drw, and staff) Dublin: Government Printing Office. 5 volumes.

1972 The Anthropology of Urban Environments (eds. Thomas Weaver & drw), The Society for Applied Anthropology, Monograph Series, No. 11.

1969 Decision-making in Equestrian Indian Societies: An Essay in Commparative Pragmatics (Cooperation and Decision Making among North American Indians). Ann Arbor, MI: Dissertation Reprints. (Comprehensive dissertation index 1861-1972. 1973. 37 vols. Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan. [Vols. 1-32 on 21 subject areas; vols. 33-37 on author entries] -- Dissertation abstracts international. 1938-date. Vols. 1-x (44 = 1983-1984). University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan [current publisher]. [Title as Dissertation abstracts for vols. 12-29 (1952-June 1969). For details see Blanchard and Farrell (1981).]

1963 The Fiesta of the Virgin of Remdeios in Acatlan, Veracruz: A Study of the Social Integration and Cultural Dynamics in a Mexican Village Mimeo. Anthropology Department, Senior Honors Thesis, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota. Restudy in progress by Claudia Bautista Monroy.

In manuscript Civilizations as Dynamic Networks: Medieval to Modern, Douglas R. White and Peter Spufford.

In manuscript Community and Social Cohesion: Computing and Genealogical Analysis in the Age of Cyberspace (drw & Michael Houseman, Paul Jorion, Lilyan Brudner, Michael Schnegg, Vladimir Batagelj, and Andrej Mrvar) http://www.worldcultures.org/~drwhite/Book2000.htm

In manuscript (In 2nd revision for resubmission: Cambridge University Press) Cultural Kinetics 1, Emergent Dualities: The Balance Principle in Kinship Networks (drw & Michael Houseman)

In manuscript Cultural Kinetics 2, An Invisible State: Belen, Tlaxcala, since the Revolution (drw, Michael Schnegg, Lilyan A. Brudner & Hugo Nutini)

In manuscript Cultural Kinetics 3, An Austria Farming House-system, 1511-1998 (drw & Lilyan A. Brudner)

Articles Published or In Press


2013 Forthcoming. Douglas R. White. The multilevel networks approach to kinship. Chapter 5, special issue: Penser la Parenté: Méthodes, modèles, debates. Annales Sociologiques. draft: http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pdf/The_reticular_approach_to_kinship2a.doc


2012 Forthcoming. Douglas R. White. Networks and Globalization Policies. A lead article; In, Balázs Vedres and Marco Scotti (Eds.). Networks in Social Policy Problems. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.


2011 Douglas R. White. Kinship, Class, and Community. Chapter 10: In, John C. Scott and P. Carrington, (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Social Networks, Sage (UK). http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pub/SubstantiveKinshipShortDbl13.pdf

2011 Klaus Hamberger, Houseman, M., White, D. R. Kinship Network Analysis. Chapter 35: In, John C. Scott and Peter Carrington, (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Social Networks, Sage (UK). http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/Feb20115605-Scott-Chap35.pdf

2011 Douglas R. White. Social Networks, Cognition and Culture. Blackwell Companion to Handbook of Cognitive Anthropology, Eds. David Kronenfeld, Giovanni Bennardo, Victor De Munch, and Michael Fischer http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pdf/Social_Nets_Cog-May2010_29pp_a.pdf


2010 Douglas R. White. "Comment on Barbosa de Almeida. On the Structure of Dravidian Relationship Systems" Mathematical Anthropology and Cultural Theory 3(6): 20-27.

2010 Douglas R. White. Egocentric and Sociocentric Structure in Classificatory Kinship Systems: Four Theorems. - Mathematical Anthropology and Cultural Theory 3(6): 1-19 http://mathematicalanthropology.org/toc.html.


2009 Frank Schweitzer, Didier Sornette, A. Vespignani, G. Fagiolo, F. Vega-Redondo, D. R. White. "Economic Networks: The New Challenges. Science 24 July: 422-425. Invited "Perspectives" paper: Special Issue on Complex Systems and Networks. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/325/5939/422.pdf

2009 Frank Schweitzer, Didier Sornette, G. Fagiolo, F. Vega-Redondo, D. R. White. Economic Networks: What do we know and what do we need to know? Advances in Complex Systems (ACS) 12(4-5):407-422. http://www.worldscinet.com/acs/12/1204n05/S0219525909002337.html Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 09-09-038

2009 Frank Schweitzer, Didier Sornette, G. Fagiolo, F. Vega-Redondo, D. R. White. Economic Networks: What do we know and what do we need to know? Advances in Complex Systems 12(4-5):407-422.

2009 Michael Schnegg and Douglas R. White. Getting Connected: Networks of kinship and compadrazgo in rural Tlaxcala, Mexico. In, Networks, Resources and Economic Action: Ethnographic Case Studies in Honor of Hartmut Lang. Eds. Glemens Greiner and Waltraud Kokot. Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin. http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pub/FS_HLSchneggWhite_Dec_12_08_BW.pdf

2009 "Dynamics of Human Behavior," Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, 20pp. Heidelberg: Springer DE; Preprint 2009 "Dynamics of Human Behavior," SFI Working paper 08-09-042

2009 Chapter 5: "Innovation in the Context of Networks, Hierarchies, and Cohesion." David Lane, Denise Pumain, Sander van der Leeuw, and Geoff West, eds. Complexity Perspectives in Innovation and Social Change, pp. 153-193. Dordrecht: Springer Methodos Series. http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/pub/ch5revMay-20.pdf

2009 Fifty-seven sources for codes and articles on the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. html publication.


2008 "Oscillatory dynamics of city-size distributions in world historical systems." Globalization as Evolutionary Process: Modeling Global Change. Eds. George Modelski, Tessaleno Devezas, and William R. Thompson. London: Routledge. pp. 190-225. (Douglas R. White, Laurent Tambayong, and Natasa Kejzar). Earlier version: Discovering City-Curve Oscillations: Historical Dynamics as a Reactive System for China, 900 CE to the Present.

2008 "Standard Cross-Cultural Sample," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.


2007 "Role Models for Complex Networks," Joerg Reichart and Douglas R. White. European Physical Journal B 60: 217-224. Selected as a 'Highlights' 2008 paper in Europhysics News 31(1):11.

2007 "Network Structures in Industrial Pricing: The Effect of Emergent Roles in Tokyo Supplier-Chain Hierarchies." Tsutomu Nakano and Douglas R. White. Structure and Dynamics 2(3): 904-926.


2006 "Generative Model for Feedback Networks." Douglas R. White, Natasa Kejzar, Constantino Tsallis, Doyne Farmer, Scott White. Physical Review E, 016119 11pp. Reprinted in the February 1, 2006 issue of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers that focuses on frontier research and is published by the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics in cooperation with numerous other societies and publishers.

2006 "Standard Cross-Cultural Sample: on-line edition" George P. Murdock, Douglas R. White. SOCDYN Papers, UC eRepository.


2005 "Network Dynamics and Field Evolution: The Growth of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences." Walter W. Powell, Douglas R. White, Kenneth W. Koput and Jason Owen-Smith. American Journal of Sociology 110(4):1132-1205. Special issue on computation in the social sciences. Awarded the 2007 Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award, established by the American Sociological Association's Economic Sociology Section, the award recognizes an outstanding article published in the field of economic sociology in the previous two years. The committee found that this article uses unique data and a dynamic, longitudinal network analysis to develop a set of mechanism-based arguments. It advances several questions central to economic sociology. "We see this piece as groundbreaking; we expect it will continue to be highly useful and frequently cited over the long run in our subfield."

2005 "Multiple Measures of Alyawarra Kinship," Woodrow W. Denham and Douglas R. White. Field Methods 17(1):70-101.


2004 Douglas R. White. Ring Cohesion in Marriage and Social Networks. Social Networks special issue edited by Alain Degenne Mathematiques et sciences humaines 43(#168):5-28. Journal of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. www.ehess.fr/centres/cams/publica/msh.html Reprinted 2005 Theoria de la cohesion circular en el matrimonio y las redes sociates. Empiria: Revista de Methodologie de Sciencias Sociales 10:283-318. Universidad Nacional de Educacion (UNED), Madrid.

2004 Klaus Hamberger, Michael Houseman, Isabelle Daillant, Douglas R. White and Laurent Barry. Matrimonial ring structures. Social Networks special issue edited by Alain Degenne Mathematiques et sciences humaines 43(#168):83-121. Journal of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. www.ehess.fr/centres/cams/publica/msh.html

2004 "Networks, Fields and Organizations: Micro-dynamics, scale and cohesive embeddings." Douglas R. White, Jason Owen-Smith, James Moody, and Walter W. Powell. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 10(1):95-117. Special issue on Mathematical Representations for the Analysis of Social Networks within and between Organizations, guest edited by Alessandro Lomi and Phillipa Pattison.

2004 "Network Analysis and Social Dynamics," Cybernetics and Systems 35(2-3):173-192, Special issue guest edited by Dwight Read.

2004 "Cross-Cultural Research: An Introduction for Students," World Cultures 14#2:164-178.

2004 "A Student's Guide to Statistics for Analysis of Cross-Tabulations," World Cultures 14#2:179-193.


2003 "Social Cohesion and Embeddedness: A hierarchical conception of social groups." (James Moody & drw) American Sociological Review 68(1):1-25. Preprinted http://www.santafe.edu/sfi/publications/Abstracts/00-08-049abs.html Santa Fe Institute Working Papers 00-08-049. Reprinted in Linton C. Freeman, ed., Social Networks Analysis. 4 cols. Major Works Series, Sage Press (London). Awarded the 2005 Outstanding Article prize: 'This paper develops a new graph-theoretic treatment of structural cohesion based on node connectivity, capturing the intuition that more cohesive groups should be better able to survive the loss of group members. Their method detects group structure, identifying both overlapping and hierarchically nested subgroups at different levels of cohesion, and also generates a measure of each actor's embeddedness within the group. Their empirical analyses of high-school friendship networks and corporate interlocking directorates reveal the explanatory power of structural cohesion controlling for other commonly used network measures such as degree and centrality. By offering a more precise conceptualization of the key sociological concepts of "solidarity" and "embeddedness," Moody and White have demonstrated the value of mathematical sociology, and we are pleased to present them with this award.'

2003 "Ties, Weak and Strong." Encyclopedia of Community Vol. 4:1376-1379. Edited by Karen Christensen and David Levinson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.


2002 "Conectividad Múltiple, Fronteras e Integración: Compadrazgo y Parentesco en Tlaxcala Rural" (drw, Michael Schnegg, Lilyan Brudner & Hugo G. Nutini), pp. 41-94, Análisis de Redes: Aplicaciones en Ciencias Sociales, Eds. Jorge Gil-Mendieta y Samuel Schmidt. Mexico, D.F.: IIMAS- UNAM. (Instituto de Investigaciones en Mathemáticas Aplicadas y en Systemas- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

2002 "The Navigability of Strong Ties: Small Worlds, Tie Strength and Network Topology." Douglas R. White and Michael Houseman. Complexity 8(1):72-81. December. Special Issue on Networks and Complexity

2002 "Collaborative Long-Term Ethnography and Longitudinal Social Analysis of a Nomadic Clan in Southeastern Turkey." (Ulla Johansen and Douglas R. White) Chapter 4, pp. 81-99, in Chronicling Cultures: Long-Term Field Research in Anthropology, edited by Robert van Kemper and Anya Royce. AltaMira Press.

2002 "Parente Suite: User's Manual for Analysis of Kinship and Marriage Networks" (drw & Patricia Skyhorse), in V. Burton, ed., Wayfarer: Charting Advances in Social Science Computing. CD-ROM. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Accompanies: Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities, ed., Vernon Burton. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.


2001 "P-Systems: A Structural Model for Kinship Studies" (Frank Harary and drw). Connections 24(2):35-46.

2001 "The Cohesiveness of Blocks in Social Networks: Node Connectivity and Conditional Density." Douglas R. White and Frank Harary, Sociological Methodology 2001 Vol. 31:305-359. Blackwell Publishers, Inc., Boston, USA and Oxford, UK.

2001 "Fast Approximation Algorithms for Finding Node-Independent Paths in Networks" (drw & M. E. J. Newman) Working Papers, Santa Fe Institute http://www.santafe.edu/sfi/publications/wpabstract/200107035.


2000 "Homomorphismos de grafos y semigrupos sobre redes de relaciones" (drw & Karl Reitz) [Reprint of 1983 in translation] Politica y Sociedad 33:149-165.

2000 "Manual for Statistical Entailment Analysis 2.0: Sea.exe" World Cultures 11(1):77-90


1999 "Controlled Simulation of Marriage Systems." Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 2(3). http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/2/3/5.html

1999 (Web). "Decentralized Systems and The Invisible State: Low Density Multiconnected Cohesion in Large-Scale Social Networks in Tlaxcala, Mexico" (drw, Michael Schnegg & Lilyan Brudner)

1999 "Analyzing Large Kinship and Marriage Networks with Pgraph and Pajek" (drw, Vladimir Batagelj & Andrej Mrvar) Social Science Computer Review 17(3):245-274.

1999 "Networks, Cognition and Ethnography: Thomas Schweizer Remembered" Connections 22:19-27


1998 "Taking Sides: Marriage Networks and Dravidian Kinship in Lowland South America" (Michael Houseman & drw) Transformations of Kinship, pp. 214-243 in eds. Maurice Godelier, Thomas Trautmann and F.Tjon Sie Fat, Smithsonian Institution Press.

1998 "Network Mediation of Exchange Structures: Ambilateral Sidedness and Property Flows in Pul Eliya" (Michael Houseman & drw). pp. 59-89 in Kinship, Networks and Exchange , eds. Thomas Schweizer and drw. Cambridge University Press.

1998 "Kinship, Property and Stratification in Rural Java: A Network Analysis" (drw & Thomas Schweizer) pp. 36-58 in Kinship, Networks and Exchange , eds. Thomas Schweizer and drw. Cambridge University Press.

1998 "Revitalizing the Study of Kinship and Exchange with Network Approaches," Thomas Schweizer and Douglas R. White, pp. 1-9 and section introductions to "Part 1," "Part 2," "Part 3," and "Part 4," in Schweizer and White, eds. Kinship, Networks and Exchange. Cambridge University Press.


1997 "Class, Property and Structural Endogamy: Visualizing Networked Histories" (Lilyan A. Brudner & drw). Theory and Society 25:161-208.

1997 "Structural Endogamy and the Graphe de Parenté." Mathématiques, Informatique, et Sciences Humaines 35(#137):107-125. "Endogamie structurale et le réseau graphe de parenté"


1996 "Enfoque de redes al estudio de comunidades urbanas" Estudios Demográficas y Urbanas 26:303-26. Mexico City: Colegio de Mexico.

1996 "Structures réticulaires de la pratique matrimoniale" (Michael Houseman & drw) L'Homme 139:59-85.

1996 "Kinship Networks and Discrete Structure Theory: Applications and Implications" (drw & Paul Jorion). Social Networks 18:267-314.

1996 "Statistical Entailments and the Galois lattice." Social Networks 18:201-15.


1995 "George Peter Murdock," American National Biography. Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. On line edition at http://www.anb.org.

1995 "Inscribed Relations Theory" Abstract of the Jacob Marschak Colloquium. Mathematical Social Science 30:319-320

1995 "Corr-Rel: A Program for Reliability Assessment" (drw & J. Patrick Gray). World Cultures 9(1):57.


1994 "Centrality Measures for Oriented Graphs" (drw & Steve Borgatti) Social Networks 16:335- 346.

1994 "Fisher-B: A Program for an Exact Significance Test for Three-Way Interaction Effects" World Cultures 8(2): 40-43.


1993 "Using Galois lattices to represent network data" (Linton Freeman & drw) Sociological Methodology 1993 pp. 127-146, Journal Special Issue, edited by Peter V. Marsden, Gerhard Arminger, David J. Bartholomew. Reprinted in 2001, ed. John Scott. Critical Concepts: Social Networks. London: Routledge. Reprinted in Linton C. Freeman, ed., Social Networks Analysis. 4 vols. Major Works Series, Sage Press (London)

1993 "Spatial Levels in Cultural Organization" Handbuch der Ethnologie, pp. 459-88, T.Schweizer, Margarete Schweizer, and Waltraud Kokot, eds. Berlin: Reimer Verlag.


1992 "Structure and Dynamics of the Global Economy: Network Analysis of International Trade 1965-1980" (D.Smith & drw) Social Forces 70:857-894. Reprinted 2002 as chapter 45, Social Networks: Critical Concepts in Sociology. Edited by: John Scott. London: Routledge.

1992 "Representing and Analyzing Kinship: A Network Approach" (drw & P.Jorion) Current Anthropology 33:454-462.


1991 "World-System and Regional Linkages as Causally Implicated in Local Level Conflicts at the Ethnographic Horizon" Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie 115:111-37.

1991 "Centrality in Valued Graphs: A measure of betweenness based on network flow" (L.Freeman, S.Borgatti, drw) Social Networks 13:141-154.

1991 "Regional Comparisons, Replications and Historical Network Analysis" (M.Burton & drw) Behavior Science Research 25:55-78.


1990 "The Value-Added Electronic Journal: Experience with World Cultures" Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences 27: 282-293

1990 "Reliability in Comparative and Ethnographic Observations: The Father-Child Example of High Inference Measures" Journal of Quantitative Anthropology 2:109-150.

1990 "A Cross-Cultural Historical Analysis of Subsistence Change" (C.Bradley, C.C.Moore, M.L.Burton, drw) American Anthropologist 92:105-115.

1990 "Sharing Anthropological Data with Peers and Third World Hosts." In, J.E.Sieber, ed., Sharing Social Science Data: Advantages and Challenges pp 42-60


1989 "Rethinking the Role Concept: Homomorphisms on Social Networks" (K.Reitz & drw) pp 429-488 in L.C.Freeman, D.R. White, A.K.Romney, eds., Research Methods in Social Network Analysis. George Mason Press. Reprinted 1992 Transaction Publishers: New Brunswick, NJ.

1989 "Microcomputer Tools for Anthropological Research" Development Anthropology Network 6(2):9-16


1988 "Anthropological Journals in Electronic Format" Computer Assisted Anthropology News 3(1):2-19

1988 "Cites and Fights: Material Entailment Analysis of the Eighteenth-century Chemical Revolution" (drw & H.G.McCann) pp 380-400 in S. Berkowitz, B.Wellman, eds., Social Structures: A Network Approach, Cambridge: University Press. Reprinted 1997: Ablex Publishing Corporation

1988 "The Murdock Legacy: The Ethnographic Atlas and the Search for a Method" (drw & L.A.Brudner) George Peter Murdock: Retrospective Assessment, Behavior Science Research 22:59-81.

1988 "Rethinking Polygyny: Co-Wives, Codes, and Cultural Systems" Current Anthropology 29:529-558, 568-572.

1988 "Causes of Polygyny: Ecology, Economy, Kinship and Warfare" (drw & M.L. Burton) American Anthropologist 90:871-887. Reprinted 1992/1993 in Culture and Human Sexuality, Ch 15, pp. 195-212, edited by David N. Suggs and Andrew W. Miracle. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

1988 "Anthropology and Computing: the Challenges of the 1990s" (drw & G.F.Truex) Social Science Computer Review 6:481-497.

1988 "Evidence for a Long Term Process Scale for Social Change in Modern Man Settled in Place via Agriculture and Engaged in Trade and War" (A.Iberall & drw) GeoJournal 17:311- 338.


1987 "Cross-Cultural Surveys Today" (M.L.Burton & drw) Annual Reviews of Anthropology 1987, 16:143-160.

1987 "Cultural Diversity Database" World Cultures 3(2) Reprinted 1988 Duke Univ. Press.


1986 "Focused Ethnographic Bibliography for the Standard Cross Cultural Sample" World Cultures 2(1). Reprinted 1989 Behavior Science Research 23:1-145.

1986 "Cross Cultural Study of Magico-Religious Practitioners: Database." (Michael Winkelman, drw) World Cultures 2(3). Reprinted 1987 HRAF Research Series in Quantitative Cross-Cultural Data, Vol. III. Reprinted 1988 Duke Univ. Press.

1986 "Sexual Division of Labor" Michael L. Burton, drw, Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. Adam Kuper, Jessica Kuper, pp. 206-207. London: Routledge. Reprinted 2004 Routledge.


1985 "The World Cultures Database" Advances in Computer Archaeology 4:4-31 Reprinted 1987 Advances in Computer Archaeology 4 (Spring): 4-31. Reprinted Duke University Press.

1985 "Annotated Cumulative Codebook: Standard Cross Cultural Sample" (drw, M.L.Burton) World Cultures 1(1,2,4).


1984 "Sexual Division of Labor in Agriculture" (M.L.Burton & drw) American Anthropologist 86:568-583. Reprinted 1987 Morgan D. Maclachlan, ed., Household Economies and Their Transformations. Society for Economic Anthropology, Monographs in Economic Anthropology, No. 3, pp. 107-131.

1984 "Galton's Problem as Network Autocorrelation" (M.Dow, M.L.Burton, drw, K.Reitz) American Ethnologist 11:754-770.


1983 "Graph and Semigroup Homomorphisms" (drw & K.P.Reitz) Social Networks 5:193-234. Reprinted in Linton C. Freeman, ed., Social Networks Analysis. 4 cols. Major Works Series, Sage Press (London)

1983 "Internal Replication and the Systems Concept in Non-Experimental Research" (drw & R.Pesner) Behavior Science Research 18:26-44.

1983 "An Exact Significance Test for Three-Way Interaction" (drw, R.Pesner, K.Reitz) Behavior Science Research 18:103-122.


1982 "Network Autocorrelation: A Simulation Study of a Foundational Problem in Regression and Survey Research" (M.Dow, M.Burton, drw) Social Networks 4:169-200.

1982 "Multivariate Modeling with Interdependent Network Data" (M.M.Dow, drw, M.L.Burton) Behavior Science Research 17:216-245.


1981 "Sexual Division of Labor in African Agriculture: A Network Autocorrelation Analysis" (drw, M.L.Burton, M.M.Dow) American Anthropologist 83:824-849.


1979 "Community Variations and Network Structure in the Social Functions of Compadrazgo in Rural Tlaxcala, Mexico." Ethnology 16:353-384. (Drw, Lilyan Brudner)


1977 "Entailment Theory and Method: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Sexual Division of Labor" (drw, M.Burton, L.Brudner) Behavior Science Research 12:1-24

1977 "A Model of the Division of Labor by Sex" (M.Burton, drw, L.Brudner) American Ethnologist 4:227-251.

1977 "Community Variations and Network Structure in the Social Functions of Compadrazgo in Rural Tlaxcala, Mexico" (H.G.Nutini & drw) Ethnology 16:353-384


1976 "National Policy Programming: A Prototype Model from Language Planning" (drw, L.Brudner, A.Walters) in P.R. Sanday, ed., Anthropology and the Public Interest: Fieldwork and Theory , pp 293-306.


1975 "Process, Statistics and Anthropological Theory: An Appreciation of Harold E. Driver" Reviews in Anthropology 2:295-314.


1974 "Mathematical Anthropology" In J.J. Honigmann, ed., Handbook of Social and Cultural Anthropology , pp 369-446.


1971 "Societal Research Archives System" in R.Naroll and R. Cohen, eds. Handbook of Method in Cultural Anthropology , 676-685.

1971 "Natchez Class and Rank Reconsidered" (drw, G.P.Murdock, R.Scaglion) Ethnology 10:369- 388.

1971 "Using Computers in Urban Affairs Education" (drw & B. Vargus) Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curricula , 365-370


1969 "Standard Cross-Cultural Sample" (G.P.Murdock & drw) Ethnology 8:329-369. Reprinted 1980 in H. Barry III, A. Schlegel, Cross-Cultural Samples and Codes, pp. 3-43. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. Reprinted 2002 (web) "Standard Cross-Cultural Sample: on-line." http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/pub/SCCS1969.pdf


1968 "Societal Research Archives System: Retrieval, Quality Control and Analysis of Comparative Data." Social Science Information 7(3): 78-94.

Articles - Submitted, Accepted

Accepted "Emergence, transformation and decay in pastoral nomad socio-natural systems." Emergence, Transformation and Decay in Socio-Natural Systems, edited by Sander van der Leeuw, Uno Svedin, Tim Kohler, and Dwight Read.

Submitted "Causality of Network Configurations in Historical Dynamics: Some Hypotheses and Evidence" Journal of World Systems Research

Submitted "The Large-Scale Strategic Network of a Tokyo Industrial District: Small-World, Scale-Free, or Depth Hierarchy?" (Tsutomu Nakano and Douglas R. White),

Submitted "Power-Law and "Elite Club" in a Complex Supplier-Buyer Network: Flexible Specialization or Dual Economy?" (Tsutomu Nakano and Douglas R. White),

Submitted "Multiple Connectivity and its Boundaries of Integration: Networks of Local and Class Cohesion in Rural Tlaxcala" (drw, Michael Schnegg, Lilyan Brudner & Hugo G. Nutini) American Journal of Sociology

Submitted "Collective Geodesics and Co-evolution: A Graph Theoretic Structural Model" (drw & Frank Harary), Advances in Complex Systems.

Submitted "Growth and Consolidation: The Effects of Cohesion and Diversity on the Biotechnology Industry Network" (Jason Owen-Smith, Walter W. Powell, and Douglas R. White) Management Science, Special issue on Complex Systems Across Disciplines.

Submitted to Structure and Dynamics "Discovery of Oscillatory Dynamics of City-size Distributions in World Historical Systems." Douglas White, Natasa Kejzar and Laurent Tambayong.

Submitted to Structure and Dynamics "Network Models for Chinese Women's Rural-Urban Migration Experience" Haifeng Du, Douglas R. White, Marcus W. Feldman, Shuzhou Li, Xiaoyi Jin

2009 Submitted The Indigenous Australian Marriage Paradox: Small-World Dynamics on a Continental Scale." Douglas R. White and Woodrow W. Denham. Structure and Dynamics "

2009 Submitted A Normalized and a Hybrid Modularity Haifeng Du, Douglas R. White, Yike Ren, Shuzhuo Li. for Physical Review E

Minor Professional Articles and Book Reviews: 32

Government Research Reports: 4

Software authorships: 23. See Published Software

Field Research
1996-97. Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Kinship links and spatial dispersion among social elites

1993-96. Networks, House System and Migration in Rural Austria, w L.A. Brudner

1995 Networks in Southern California, w Thomas Schweizer and Linton Freeman

1976-79 Networks, Labor Force Participation and Belief Systems in Tlaxcala, Mexico

1972-73 Networks of Irish language use, social and decision-making processes affecting language maintenance; direction of multiple level national research project involving socio-demographic analysis, survey sampling and questionnaire design, attitudinal studies, educational and institutional research in Ireland

1968-70 Italian and Irish American Urban ethnic adaptation in Pittsburgh

1964-65 Upper Mississippi culture and personality

1962 Acatlan, Veracruz, Mexico, religious and economic integration

1962 Coastal fishing economies in Veracruz

1961-62 Ojibwa urban adaptation in Minneapolis.

Database Development and Programmatic Research
Work on development of a standard cross-cultural sample of 186 classic ethnographic sites began in 1967 with G. P. Murdock. This database now includes temporal development and world-system impact variables in addition to cumulative codes from hundreds of contributing studies on over two thousand variables. These data, together with analytic and mapping programs I developed, continue to be published in the World Cultures electronic journal that I founded in 1985.

Between 1976-80 the NSF funded me, Nutini, and Brudner for a 5-site field study in rural Tlaxcala, Mexico. I developed a database approach to study community social networks, migration, kinship, marriage, and social change. This became a paradigm for subsequent longitudinal studies. Although long delayed, a monograph in draft is nearly ready for publication.

Since 1985 I headed a team involved in creating a series of longitudinal databases for studies of economic development and community level change in anthropological field sites, with collaborations including:

1) Colson and Scudder's 4 Tonga village sites in Gwembe, Zambia
2) Brudner and White's Feistritz village site in Carinthia, Austria,
3) Nutini, Brudner and White's factory and 4 village sites in Tlaxcala, Mexico, restudy by Michael Schnegg (2003)
4) Goodenough et al.'s Trukese site in Micronesia,
5) McCall's Rapanui (Easter Island) site in Polynesia,
6) Dorsey's Historic Omaha archival materials,
7) Lee's Chinese Imperial lineage archival materials,
8) Van Kemper and Foster's Tzintzuntzan village and migration project.
9) White and Le Bras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 19th-20th C.
10) Denham's Alyawarra (C. Australian) database.

In addition, I joined John Padgett's collaborative research team for three years (1999-2002) in order to help produce a linked census and tax-roll reconstruction of kinship and marriage linkages for Florentine elite families, spanning 1200-1500. I provided expert software designed to be matched against historical experts on genealogical provenience. Aided in the final year by Skye Bender-deMoll, Padgett and I expanded a database from one where genealogical links were known only within 30 or so patrilines to one where such links were extended to 1200 family names and to precise identification of the parents of the wives from each, that is to all 1200 x 1200 of possible sets of marriage ties between family patronym groupings. We succeeded in building a genealogical network of 40,000 couples for whom both the husband's and wife's parents were known with a very high degree of certainty, established by comparing our strong-inference procedures in a blind match with known genealogies. We believe this to be the largest and most reliable reconstruction of this sort and it provided data both on the actual patrilineages (which may be multiple within a patronym) and the specific marriage links between them.

Our 1986-89 NSF and Wenner-Gren awards used the first site as a test case for development of a longitudinal social demographic methodology now being carried through in other sites.

Together, these three projects (1967-75, 1976-80, 1985-present) resulted in development of software that is now widely used in comparative studies ("MAPTAB" data visualization, entailment analysis, and autocorrelation), community-level network studies and transnational networks and flows (elements of "UCINET" analyses of social positions based on regular equivalence, generalization of positional centrality measures), and the longitudinal analysis of social change (graphic visualization and analytic package for material flows and exchange mapped onto flow representations of kinship and marriage networks).

Since 1991 I have collaborated with Michael Houseman (CNRS, Paris) Thomas Schweizer (Cologne) - until his death in 1999 - and a team of researchers assembling longitudinal kinship and property-transmission networks from a series of anthropological field sites (those above plus, e.g., Dogon and Tuareg-Africa, Pul Eliya-Sri Lanka, numerous Amazonian groups, Tikopia and Anuta-Polynesia, Arapesh and Manus-Melanesia, Groote Eylandt-Australia), historical or demographic studies (Quebec villages, Aillier-France; Elites- in Central America, U.S., Nord Pas de Calais), plus nearly one hundred sites with longitudinal kinship and marriage networks. A series of jointly authored books (with Houseman, Johansen, Brudner, Schnegg) are in preparation, and utilize data from the better cases studies. Data from these studies will be contributed to the National Anthropological Archives.

In 1996 I was invited to join as consultant the Eur-Asia project, a consortium of socio-demographic researchers from the U.S., Japan, China, Sweden, Belgium and Italy developing a standardized methodology for the study of population and household responses to short and long term stresses in economic conditions and life-event conditions.

In 1998 I was invited to participate with Maurizio Gribaudi as Co-Responsible Scientifique for Scientific Workshops and Informatics as part of a new Ph.D. program in Social Spaces, Relations and Configurations at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). I continue to be an external faculty member at EHESS.

Between 1999-2002 my NSF funded project on Predictive Social Cohesion Theory consolidated what we have learned from large-scale social network analysis (including kinship and marriage networks, property and transaction flows, succession, class formation, structures of elites, etc.) in terms of a sophisticated fieldwork database system, with applications to be tested in multi-level longitudinal fieldsite ethnography carried out in dissertation-level and collaborative research. This project led to new software developed with James Moody and applications to Walter Powell's worldwide study of the biotech industry.

Since 1999 I have participated in five Working Groups at the Santa Fe Institute: Padgett's Co-Evolution of States and Markets, Crutchfield's Network Dynamics, van der Leeuw's Socioenvironmental Interaction, Lane's Social Scaling, and my own and Henry Wright's Macrosystem dynamics.

In 2001 I was invited to participate with Herve Le Bras as Co-Responsible Scientifique for Scientific Workshops and Informatics in the program in Social Spaces, Relations and Configurations at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, where I developed a new network and spatial dynamics database on formation of the industrial elites of Nord-Pas-de-Calais in northern France.

Since 2002 I have hosted on the web some of the leading anthropological fieldsite and long-term fieldsite datasets, including those of Woodrow W. Denham.

From 2002 forward I have participated with Sander van der Leeuw, David Lane and Geoff West on a European Union Project, Social Scaling: The Information Society as a Complex System (ISCOM). This became a Santa Fe Institute Social Scaling Laws Working Group, with a founding meeting in 2003, at which time I became the project leader on network scaling.

In 2003 I joined the French project TIME (Traitement Informatique des Materiaux Ethnographique, organized by Laurent Barry) where we are developing comprehensive software and databases for ethnographic research.

In 2003 Chris Chase-Dunn, Peter Turchin and I submitted an NSF proposal to the Human Social Dynamics initiative for broad-scale collaborative research on macrosystem networks and dynamics, which encompasses urban dynamics, 3100BCE-present, civilizational networks, and special emphases on the Jemdet Nasr World System and 13th C AD Old World urban and trade networks and dynamics. This involved organizing thirty of the leading researchers in fields related to these research topics. The SFI funded the Macrosystems Working group for April 2004. ISCOM funded my 13th C project with Peter Spufford on construction of a network dynamics dataset, and provided a full-time postdoctoral research assistant for this and related projects on network cohesion and dynamics.

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