After Prosopography: Data modelling, models of history, and new directions for a scholarly genre

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2010

Friday June 18th at 16:30
STB9 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Tim Hill (King’s College London)
After Prosopography: Data modelling, models of history, and new directions for a scholarly genre

ALL WELCOME

Database technology profoundly altered the scope and power of the prosopography; more recently developed technologies have the potential to transform the genre yet again. Advances in the areas of digitised social network analysis, natural language processing, and ontological reasoning have the potential not only to extend the research reach and utility of the prosopography, but also to allow us to ask new questions of the past. The purpose of this paper is to outline these new technologies and tentatively to explore where these new questions might take us.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard@kcl.ac.uk, Stuart.Dunn@kcl.ac.uk, Juan.Garces@bl.uk, S.Mahony@ucl.ac.uk or M.Terras@ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2010.html

Posted by: Gabriel Bodard (gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk).

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