10.0521 prosopography

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 23:29:47 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 521.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: POOS@CUA.EDU (13)
Subject: Re: 10.0518 prosopography

There is a major project going on at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC,
which is constructing a database of, among other things, prosopographical
material from Byzantine sources. I saw a demonstration of it recently:
it combines full, accessible texts of the sources (mostly hagiographical)
with a search engine for names, places, themes and lots else. It is
already available for purchase for the pilot period (10th-11th centuries?)
and will continue to be expanded chronologically. I don't have
contact information right in front of me but can supply it if
asked. I think the project deserves being included in any list
of current prosopographical research projects.

Larry Poos
Department of History
Catholic University