IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 910: 'Nomen et Gens' and 'The Making of Charlemagne's Europe': Early Medieval Database Projects - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:King's College London / Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Organiser:Alice Rio, New College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Simon MacLean, Department of History, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Abstract

This session will present two current database projects: the ‘Nomen et Gens’ database at the University of Tübingen, which collects information on names and persons from a wide range of early medieval sources covering several centuries (4th-8th centuries), and the ‘Making of Charlemagne’s Europe’ project at King’s College London, which focuses on more intensive extraction of data, from documentary sources only and over a much shorter period of time (768 to 814), with the aim of making this data open to quantitative analysis.

Participants include Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Jinty Nelson (King’s College London), Steffen Patzold (Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen), and Alice Rio (King’s College London).