Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

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The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database and associated website that aims to collate everything that was written in contemporary records about anyone who lived in Anglo-Saxon England, in a prosopography.[1] The PASE online database[2] presents details (which it calls factoids) of the lives of every recorded individual who lived in, or was closely connected with, Anglo-Saxon England from 597 to 1087,[3] with specific citations to (and often quotations from) each primary source describing each factoid.

PASE was funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council from 2000 to 2008 as a major research project based at King's College London in the Department of History and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, and at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge.[1][3][4]

The first phase of the project was launched at the British Academy on the 27 May 2005 and is freely available on the Internet at[2] A second phase (PASE2), released on 10 August 2010, added information drawn chiefly from the Domesday Book to the database.[3][5]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roach, Levi (May 2012). "Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England". Reviews in History. Retrieved 16 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 PASE, UK.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Cambridge University connects communities with Domesday". BBC Online. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. About PASE, Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, UK; Janet L. Nelson, 'From Building Site to Building: The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) Project', in Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities, ed. by Marilyn Deegan, Willard McCarty (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 123-34; Alex Burghart, 'An Introduction to the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England', Literature Compass, 1 (2003), DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2004.00058.x.
  5. PASE Domesday, PASE, UK.

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