• Populating Prosop, A Social Networking Tool for the Past: Two Workshops

    Project Director(s):
    Will Hanley
    Author(s):
    Will Hanley
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Florida State University
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6G65F
    Abstract:
    This Level II Digital Humanities Start-up application seeks funding for two workshops that will populate and refine Prosop, a social networking tool for the past. Prosop offers an open-source, customizable database in which historians and genealogists can record demographic information about individuals famous and unknown: names, dates, professions, locations, relations, and the like. Researchers can then use this data to plot groups of individuals that they study in time, space, and society and to discover connections between their historical networks and those of other scholars. Each Populating Prosop workshop will bring together twelve to fifteen historians of the Mediterranean representing diverse languages and periods. Participants will be chosen (in part) for the size and complexity of the prosopographic databases they can offer. The workshops will generate the large, highly heterogeneous dataset needed to develop a truly universal demographic history tool.
    Notes:
    Development and testing of Prosop, an open source universal demographic history tool used to plot historical relationships of individuals in time, space, and society and to discover connections among historical networks of individuals.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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