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Humanist Archives: June 1, 2019, 6:24 a.m. Humanist 33.59 - the prosopography workshop

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    [1]    From: Kevin Berland 
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.55: correction to the prosopography workshop's URL (10)

    [2]    From: John Levin 
           Subject: Prosopography workshop (39)


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        Date: 2019-05-31 16:25:42+00:00
        From: Kevin Berland 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.55: correction to the prosopography workshop's URL

Willard,

This leads to Sebastian Heath's Twitter page (among other things) where the
document in question is discoverable only by scrolling through tweets. I got to
it in google docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iBifdNzcIqO6VW04fSrIfRpqN
AZcY4I752UUi1MlRQY/edit

Cheers -- Kevin



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        Date: 2019-05-31 13:01:29+00:00
        From: John Levin 
        Subject: Prosopography workshop

These are very interesting notes, and a fine round up of the state of
play in (digital) prosopography.

(Worth noting that the participants bios are well worth a read too:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/197EnYvQKHTI0gA9vVDtfdirW7CDmDghsB0jt0GPt52c/
edit
)

Two questions, one general and one rather specific:

1: One category of prosopographical data mentioned is 'Important
people.' Was there any discussion of 'unimportant people', and the
particular problems there are for studying the lesser-documented and
surveilled-by-authority ?

I don't know how much of such work is going on, but the Old Bailey and
Digital Panopticon are probably the exemplars.

(I ask, yes, because I have my own data set of such commoners, circa
20,000 imprisoned and absconding debtors.)

2: A Google group is mentioned:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/historicalpeople
But it has no descriptions of any sort (that I could find), and requires
applying sight unseen. Was it set up by this workshop? Is it intended to
be open to anyone interested? Is it run by a third party?

John



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