Networks & Schema History

Network history is the explanations that follow from the use in concept mapping. A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts. For socio-intellectual historians, the application of concepts refers to influential thinkers and writers, their body of published or unpublished works, and schools of thought. From such mapping, models or schemas can be identified in a particular society, such as Queensland. The term “schema” was prominently discussed in philosophy by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). The term was introduced into psychology by Jean Piaget in 1923, and was developed as educational psychology by Richard C. Anderson. One can also talk of schema as “frame”, “scene”, or”script”.

Dr Buch is a reader of the world historian Niall Ferguson, the sociologist Randall Collins, and the historian of ideas Isaiah Berlin. This literature has built towards a deep understanding how networked schemas work in local histories for Dr Buch. Networking histories are a new area for the profession, and is gaining popularity. Dr Buch has experimented with networking graphics to attempt an understanding of the histories in connecting Queensland and Brisbane intellectuals and thinkers with informing, educating and research institutions.
See also ‘Historical Sociology’.

About Dr Neville Buch

Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.



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