Session1301
TitleDigital Anglo-Saxons: Charters, People, and Script
Date/TimeWednesday 13 July 2011: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorCentre for Computing in Humanities, King's College London
 
OrganiserPeter A. Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres
 
Moderator/ChairGeorg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 
Paper 1301-a Anglo-Saxon People: PASE II - Doing Prosopography in the Digital Age
(Language: English)
John Bradley, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Demography; Genealogy and Prosopography; Social History
Paper 1301-b Anglo-Saxon Script: Computing for Palaeography, Manuscripts, and Diplomatic
(Language: English)
Peter A. Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Ecclesiastical History; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThe recent completion of three electronic resources for the study of Anglo-Saxon England, and the beginning of a fourth, raises issues about the representation of historical data in digital form. These issues will become an ever larger fact of academic life as more and more material is represented digitally, and so their potential and limitations must be addressed now. Issues addressed here will include how to represent the 'fluidity' and uncertainty of historical data; how projects can address 'traditional' questions in medieval studies and also raise new questions; and how existing resources can be rejuvenated by integrating them into a larger whole. These broad theoretical questions will be addressed through case-studies of projects on Anglo-Saxon charters, prosopography, palaeography, and integrating the three.