The Prosopography of the Byzantine World

We are pleased to announce that the next phase of the Prosopography of the Byzantine World project has been funded by the British Academy for a further period of 5 years from 2017-18. The project will be directed by  a new National Management Committee, based at the School of Advanced Study, and chaired by Prof. Charlotte Roueché, Associate Fellow of the ICS. The latest edition of the Prosopography can be found at https://pbw2016.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/.

The new grant will allow the maintenance and development of the resource by King’s Digital Laboratory to continue; but the bulk of the funding will be used to sponsor a series of international workshops to examine and promote the development of Linked Data in Byzantine Studies. The aim is to enhance the study of a highly complex and interdisciplinary area, and also to develop tools which can be used by scholars with other specialities.