Building life courses and explaining life choices with the help of digital prosopography

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Vlad Popovici Rada Varga

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Digital tools have enhanced the possibilities of historical prosopographic researches, bringing to light facts and connections unnoticed before. Showcasing two very different databases – in structure, timeframe and employed sources – we will try to highlight how structured data can prove useful and revealing for the proposography of the people living in all historical periods and area. In order to make our point, we will first present the two databases form architectural and technical points of view, then we will focus on case studies extracted from each of them. We will try to highlight the extra historical knowledge brought forth by the employment of digital tools and technologies and how these means actually increase our insightfulness when facing the sources.

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POPOVICI, Vlad; VARGA, Rada. Building life courses and explaining life choices with the help of digital prosopography. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 2, p. 51-64, mar. 2019. ISSN 2559-6721. Available at: <https://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/journal/index.php/digitalia/article/view/49>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/subbdigitalia.2018.2.04.
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