Michaelmas Term, 2005


If you wish to give a paper as part of the Approaches in Prosopography seminar series, please send an abstract of the suggested paper (max 500 words) and a list of required equipment (laptop, projector, etc) to the Centre:

Graduate papers are encouraged. The Centre will finalise the programme of the series in early August, but submissions well in advance are very welcome.


Hilary Term and Trinity Term, 2005


The Centre does not offer any seminars during these term to allow more time for the work on the Prosopography Teaching Manual and the organisation of the Prosopography Conference (15-18 July, 2005). The seminar series will return in Michaelmas Term, 2005.


Michaelmas Term, 2004 


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 BrocklissArmy 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



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