Dr Tom Brughmans

Leverhulme Research Fellow

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Tel: +44 (0)1865 278240

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

E-mail: tom.brughmans@arch.ox.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Network Science
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Roman economy

Primary geographic areas of research

  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean

Current activities

List of publications 

BRUGHMANS, T., Collar, A. and Coward, F. (2016) The Connected Past: challenging networks in archaeology and history. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
BRUGHMANS, T., & Poblome, J. (2016). Roman bazaar or market economy? Explaining tableware distributions through computational modelling. Antiquity, 350, 393–408. doi:10.15184/aqy.2016.35

BRUGHMANS, T., & Poblome, J. (2016). MERCURY: an agent-based model of tableware trade in the Roman East. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 19(1), 3 http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/19/1/3.html .
BRUGHMANS, T., Collar, A., & Coward, F. (2016). Introduction: challenging network perspectives on the past. In T. Brughmans, A. Collar, & F. Coward (Eds.), The Connected Past: challenges to network studies of the past. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

BRUGHMANS, T. and J., Poblome (2016). Pots in space: understanding Roman pottery distribution from confronting exploratory and geographical network analyses. In: Barker, E., Bouzarovski, S., Pelling, C. and Isaksen, L. eds. New Worlds out of Old Texts: Developing Techniques for the Spatial Analysis of Ancient Narratives. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Collar, A., Coward, F., BRUGHMANS, T., and Mills, B. (2015) The Connected Past: critical and innovative approaches to networks in archaeology. A special issue of Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.

BRUGHMANS, T., Keay, S., & Earl, G. (2015). Understanding Inter-settlement Visibility in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain with Exponential Random Graph Models for Visibility Networks. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 22: 58–143. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-014-9231-x 

Collar, A., Coward, F., BRUGHMANS, T., & Mills, B. J. (2015). Networks in Archaeology: Phenomena, Abstraction, Representation. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 22: 1–31. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-014-9235-6 

BRUGHMANS, T., Keay, S. & Earl, G.P. (2014). Introducing exponential random graph models for visibility networks Journal of Archaeological Science 49: 442–54. 

BRUGHMANS, T. (2014). The roots and shoots of archaeological network analysis: A citation analysis and review of the archaeological use of formal network methods. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 29(1), 18–41. 

Collar, A., BRUGHMANS, T., Coward, F., & Lemercier, C. (2014). Analyser les réseaux du passé en archéologie et en histoire. Les nouvelles de l’archéologie, 135, 9–13. 

Leidwanger, J., Knappett, C., Arnaud, P., Arthur, P., Blake, E., Broodbank, C., BRUGHMANS, T., et al. (2014). A manifesto for the study of ancient Mediterranean maritime networks. Antiquity+, http://journal.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/leidwanger342.

BRUGHMANS, T., & Poblome, J. (2014). Roman bazaar or market economy? An agent-based network model of tableware trade and distribution in the Roman east. Proceedings of the Social Simulations Conference Barcelona 2014, p. http://ddd.uab.cat/record/126344?ln=en. Barcelona. 
BRUGHMANS, T. (2013). Networks of networks: a citation network analysis of the adoption, use and adaptation of formal network techniques in archaeology. Literary and Linguistic Computing. The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 28(4), 538–562. doi:10.1093/llc/fqt048 

BRUGHMANS, T. (2013). Thinking Through Networks: A Review of Formal Network Methods in Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 20, 623–662. doi:10.1007/s10816-012-9133-8 
BRUGHMANS, T. 2013. Review of I. Malkin 2011. A Small Greek World. Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean. The Classical Review 63(01): p.146–148.

Verhagen, P., BRUGHMANS, T., Nuninger, L. and Bertoncello, F. (2013). The long and winding road: combining least cost paths and network analysis techniques for settlement location analysis and predictive modeling. In Proceeding of the 40th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-30 March 2012. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press.

BRUGHMANS, T., Keay, S. and Earl, G. (2012) Complex Networks in Archaeology: Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain. Leonardo 45(3). 
Harris, L., Earl, G., Beale, N., Phethean, C., and BRUGHMANS, T. 2012. Building Personal Learning Networks through Event- Based Social Media : a Case Study of the SMiLE Project The Growth of the “ Backchannel ”. In PLE Conference Proceedings, Personal Learning Environment Conference 2012, http://revistas.ua.pt/index.php/ple/article/view/1

BRUGHMANS, T. 2012. €œReview of €˜’An archaeology of interaction: network perspectives on material culture and society’ by Carl Knappett. Antiquity 86 (332): 577-578. 

BRUGHMANS, T., Keay, S., Earl, G., 2012. Complex Networks in Archaeology: Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain, in: Schich, M., Malina, R., Meirelles, I. (Eds.), Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. MIT Press, Cambridge (MA). 

BRUGHMANS, T., Isaksen, L. and Earl, G. 2012. Connecting the Dots: an Introduction to Critical Approaches in Archaeological Network Analysis. In Zhou, M., Romanowska, I., Wu, Z., Xu, P. and Verhagen, P. (eds) Revive the Past, Proceeding of the 39th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Beijing, 12-16 April 2011. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press. 
BRUGHMANS, T. (2012). Facebooking the past: a critical social network analysis approach for archaeology. In Chrysanthi, A., Flores, M. P., Papadopoulos, C. (eds), Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretative Process. Oxford, Archaeopress – British Archaeological Reports International Series 2344. 
BRUGHMANS, T. (2010) Connecting the dots: towards archaeological network analysis. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 29.3, 277-303. 
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