Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

[Image: Witness list of a royal diploma, S 497 (extract); Aelfwine]


Project events

This section provides links to events organized by the PASE Project to present, discuss and get feedback on the methodology employed for data-collection and its outcome.


The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England is one of several AHRB/C-funded prosopographical projects based at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (King’s College London). Many aspects of the methodology used in PASE are also employed by the Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW) and the Clergy of the Church of England (CCE) Projects. All three projects have greatly benefited from the exchange of ideas and the discussion of shared problems which have taken place on various formal and informal occasions.

PASE-PBE combined workshop

14 July 2003

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England and the Prosopography of the Byzantine World organized a combined workshop on 14 July 2003 at King’s College London. On this occasion members of both project teams delivered papers which formed the basis of the discussions that followed.

The PASE team offered the following presentations on issues concerning prosopographical data-entry and the final users’ database:

  • ‘Categorising Status, Occupation and Office’, Alex Burghart
  • ‘The Versions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Data-entry Issues’, David A. E. Pelteret
  • ‘The PASE project from data-entry to the master database’, Francesca Tinti


Between 2002 and 2004 the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Project organized annual colloquia to which many experts in Anglo-Saxon studies were invited. The purpose of these meetings was to present and discuss some of the main issues emerging from the data-capturing exercise and the development of the PASE database.

First PASE Colloquium, King’s College London

27 April 2002

Invited guests: Martin Allen, Katy Cubitt, Sarah Foot, Jane Hawkes, Carole Hough, Susan Irvine, Katherine Keats-Rohan, Clare Lees, Sean Miller, David Parsons, Jane Roberts, David Rollason, Alan Thacker, Ann Williams, Andrew Wareham

  • ‘Writers, saints and men of blessed memory in eighth-century England. Searching for a pattern’, Francesca Tinti
  • ‘What’s in a Name?’, David A. E. Pelteret

Second PASE Colloquium, King’s College London

26 April 2004

Invited guests: Lesley Abrams, Julia Barrow, Mark Blackburn, Nicholas Brooks, Julia Crick, Katy Cubitt, Gillian Fellows-Jensen, Helmut Gneuss, Malcolm Godden, Hans-Werner Goetz, Mechthild Gretsch, Jane Hawkes, Nick Higham, John Hines, Carole Hough, Rohini Jayatilaika, Michael Jeffries, Joy Jenkyns, Katherine Keats-Rohan, Ryan Lavelle, David Parsons, Jane Roberts, David Rollason, Lynda Rollason, Don Scragg, Elina Screen, Alan Thacker, Andrew Wareham, Ann Williams.

  • ‘Facing Factoids’, Francesca Tinti

Third PASE Colloquium, King’s College London

5 June 2004

Invited guests: Lesley Abrams, Julia Barrow, Nicholas Brooks, Helmut Gneuss, Hans-Werner Goetz, Mechthild Gretsch, Joy Jenkyns, Ryan Lavelle, Anton Scharer, Jo Story, Alan Thacker.

  • ‘Introducing the Master Database’, Alex Burghart
  • ‘PASE Events and Event Terms: looking for possible groupings’, Francesca Tinti and Janet L. Nelson
  • ‘The Anonymi of Anglo-Saxon England’, David Pelteret

Meetings of the International Advisory Committee

Meetings of the PASE 2 International Advisory Committee took place on 13 May 2006, and on 27 April 2007. Presentations were given by the research and technical teams on both occasions. The principal purpose of these meetings was to explore two key matters relating to PASE 2: the strategy for prioritizing primary sources covering the period from 1042 to c. 1100; and the strategy for capturing and analyzing prosopographical information in Domesday Book. This consultation process informed and refined the project’s Research Methodology.