IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 344: Launch of the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Organiser:Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Paper 344-aIntroduction to the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
(Language: English)
Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Onomastics, Technology
Paper 344-bMedieval Names Renewed: How Medieval Are the Names in 19th-Century Novels about the Middle Ages?
(Language: English)
Nina Shiel, School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Onomastics
Abstract

The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources aims to contain all given (fore, Christian) names recorded in European sources written between 600 and 1600. The first edition of the Dictionary is scheduled to appear in January 2015 and this session at Leeds will introduce the Dictionary to the wider medieval community as well as explore phenomenon that the onomastic data collected in the Dictionary illustrates and consider the technological questions involved in preparing and launching such a project.