NEWS

 

 

* * *  4 March 2005

 

A new webpage was launched to provide guidance to the conference participants. For more information on the forthcoming Prosopography: Approaches and Applications Conference please visit: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~prosop/conference/conf.htm or click on ‘Conference’ in the left bar of the menu.

 

* * *  27 February 2005

 

The Centre is currently accepting publication proposals for its Prosopographica et Genealogica series. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for publication in Prosopographica et Genealogica series, please email the Centre a sample chapter of your manuscript, abstract and a short biographical statement. Submissions by modernists are especially welcome.

 

* * *  14 February 2005

 

The provisional Conference programme is now available on the Conference webpage.

 

* * *  21 January 2005

 

The Conference programme will be available on this website shortly. We would like to thank for the overwhelming response to our call for papers.

 

The conference seeks to bring together a wide range of scholars encompassing all chronological periods for an opportunity to meet others and to discuss the history and uses of the prosopographical method in history. It is being organized by researchers in prosopography at the Modern History Research Unit, Oxford, who will be launching their Guide to the Principles and Practice of Prosopography at the Conference.

 

In the meantime, it is possible to register for the conference online (or obtain registration forms) and pre-pay conference fees (accommodation, meals, excursion) here.

 

Deadline for registration is 1 April. 2005.

 

 

* * * 12 December 2004

 

The deadline for the submission of paper proposals for the Conference on Prosopography Approaches and Applications has passed. The Center is currently working on the conference program, which we hope to advertise just before Christmas. Please note that the venue of the Conference has moved to Jesus College, right in the heart of Oxford. Full details of the costs and registration form will be available soon, so watch this space.

 

Please note that the seminars on Prosopography will return in Trinity Term (April-June 2005).

 

 

* * * 2 October 2004

 

SEMINAR: APPROACHES IN PROSOPOGRAPHY

 

Seminar series Michaelmas Term, 2004, meeting in the Seminar Room, Modern History Research Unit, Block 11‑2, Radcliffe Infirmary,Oxford OX2 6HE on Thursdays at 2.15 pm.

Convenor Dr Katharine Keats-Rohan

 

October 14 – Professor Timothy Barnes (Toronto), ‘Prosopography: the origin of the method and its application to Roman history’

 

October 21 – Professor Véronique Gazeau (Caen) ‘The making of the (or “a”) prosopography of Norman abbots: methods and results’ – this seminar will start at the later time of 5.15pm, preceded at 4.15 by a Reception to launch a consultative project entitled ‘The development and practice of prosopography in historical research: a review looking from the past and the present to the future’, led by Katharine Keats-Rohan

 

October 28 – Prof Laurence Brockliss ‘Army and navy surgeons of the French Wars 1793-1815’

 

November 4 – Professor Michael Jeffreys, ‘Adding chalk to cheese: multicultural and multidisciplinary prosopography’

 

November 11 – Dr Paul Seaward (History of Parliament), ‘The History of Parliament project’

 

November 18 – Dr Francesca Tinti, ‘Sources, People and Events: Deconstructing the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Database’

 

November 25 – Dr Margaret Pelling, ‘Medical men and Public Office: A Preliminary Prosopographical Investigation’

 

December 2 – Dr Stephen Taylor, ‘Counting the clergy: the CCED and the limitations of a prosopographical tool’

 

All welcome to all seminars and to the Reception at 4.15 on October 21. A map of how to find the MHRU is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/researchunit.htm

 

* * * 2 September 2004


CONFERENCE: Prosopography Approaches & Applications

16-18 July 2005 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK

 

Call For Papers

 

The conference seeks to bring together a wide range of scholars encompassing all chronological periods for an opportunity to meet others and to discuss the history and uses of the prosopographical method in history. It is being organized by researchers in prosopography at the Modern History Research Unit, Oxford, who will be launching their Guide to the Principles and Practice of Prosopography at the Conference.

 

Suggested themes include:

 

-Working towards definition, prosopography vs. collective biography

-Why prosopography?

-Intersections: prosopography & onomastics, place-names, source criticism

-The future of prosopography

-Teaching techniques

-Prosopography & Computing

-Database construction

-Text encoding

-Network analysis

 

Scholars and students working on prosopographical projects are invited to submit proposals for papers, consisting of no more than 250 words, by 1 November 2004 for non-UK scholars, by 1 December for UK scholars.

 

Submissions should be sent to:

prosop@history.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Katharine Keats-Rohan

Modern History Research Unit
Block 11-2, Radcliffe Infirmary
Oxford OX2 6HE, UK

 

* * * 31 August

 

The past issues of Prosopon Newsletter are now available on Prosopon Website at:

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~prosop/prosopon.htm

 

 

 

Page last updated 4 March 2005.

 

Email: prosop@history.ox.ac.uk