Session639
TitleMedieval Prosopography, II: Online Databases and Prosopographical Research
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorMedieval Prosopography
 
OrganiserJonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago
 
Moderator/ChairJulie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia
 
Paper 639-a Unknown Unknowns: Using 'The Making of Charlemagne's Europe' Database for Social History Research
(Language: English)
Rachel Stone, Learning Resources & Service Excellence, University of Bedfordshire / Department of History, King's College London
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Social History
Paper 639-b Byzantine Prosopography: Still Evolving
(Language: English)
Charlotte Roueché, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies / Department of Classics, King's College London
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 639-c Crusaders to the Holy Land, 1095-1291: The Uses (and Abuses) of a Prosopographical Database
(Language: English)
Guy Perry, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Crusades; Genealogy and Prosopography
 
AbstractNumerous recent books and articles demonstrate that prosopography is enjoying something of a 'renaissance', thanks to new research into networks, family ties, collective biography, and new technology-driven forms of prosopographical analysis. This session, sponsored by the journal Medieval Prosopography, will highlight some of this recent research, as well as fostering dialogue between scholars working in different times and places. The focus of this session will be online databases and the types of prosopographical research they make possible.