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Dr. Cindarella Petz

Member of the academic staff, Digital Historical Research
Room: 03-17, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz
Phone: + 49 (0) 6131-39 39373


Personal Details:

B.A. and M.A. in History and Art History (2010–2016) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, the University of Edinburgh and the Tel Aviv University of Israel. Student project assistant in History of Science and Technology and Holocaust Studies. Research assistant (2017–2020) in the Department of Computational Social Science and Big Data at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich and PhD (2022) in computational history at the intersection of history and computer science.
Since October 2021 member of the academic staff at the IEG in the Digital Historical Research Unit | DH Lab.

Research Interests:

Computational History / Digital History
Theories and methods of the Digital Humanities, especially (Historical) Network Research and Text Mining
Jewish History
Holocaust Studies
Modern and Contemporary History


Articles (peer-reviewed)

Petz, Cindarella & Pfeffer, Jürgen (2021). Configuration to Conviction. Network Structures of Political Judiciary in the Austrian Corporate State. Social Networks, vol. 66, July 2021, pp. 185–201. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2021.03.001.
Petz, Cindarella & Ghawi, Raji & Pfeffer, Jürgen (2022). Tracking the Evolution of Communities in a Social Network of Intellectual Influences. Journal for Historical Network Research 2022 (forthcoming).
Ghawi, Raji & Petz, Cindarella & Pfeffer, Jürgen (2021). Diffusion Dynamics of Influence in a Social Network of Intellectuals. Social Network Analysis and Mining 2021, vol. 11, number 63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13278-021-00771-x.
Petz, Cindarella & Ghawi, Raji & Pfeffer, Jürgen (2020). A Longitudinal Analysis of a Social Network of Intellectual Influence. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) 2020, pp. 340–347. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM49781.2020.9381318. (Preprint: arXiv:2009.03604 [cs.SI])
Ghawi, Raji & Petz, Cindarella & Pfeffer, Jürgen (2019). 'On the Shoulders of Giants', Analysis of a Social Network of Intellectual Influence. Sixth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS) 2019, pp. 248–255. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/SNAMS.2019.8931821.

Other Articles

Petz, Cindarella (2018): Between Tartan and Tallit? On Zionism in Scotland. In: Collins, Kenneth E.; New- man, Aubrey; Wasserstein, Bernard (Ed.): Two Hundred Years of Scottish Jewry. Scottish Jewish Archives Committee Glasgow 2018, pp. 239–262. ISBN 978-1-9999178-0-7.

Research projects:

The Construction of Political Criminality in the Courts of the Dollfuß-Schuschnigg Regime, 1933–38

The project deals with the linguistic construction of political criminality and analyses the extent of political justice in the Dollfuß-Schuschnigg regime (1933-1938) on the basis of court records. They will be analysed in a (semi-)automated way using computer-assisted methods of text and data mining, corpus linguistics and network analysis.