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Re-evaluating the Eleventh Century through Linked Events and Entities

Descripción del proyecto

Creación de una nueva manera de escribir la historia

Investigar la historia a menudo implica reunir diversos hallazgos y datos en reconstrucciones del pasado. Si bien existe una amplia variedad de datos, a menudo no es posible llegar a una versión única e incuestionable de los acontecimientos históricos debido al contexto y las diferentes perspectivas existentes. El proyecto financiado con fondos europeos RELEVEN busca hacer frente a este reto desarrollando un novedoso método para crear y usar datos digitales con el fin de registrar afirmaciones acerca de acontecimientos históricos. Para ello, se utilizarán datos multidisciplinarios de nueva aparición y una amplia variedad de recursos disponibles para trazar la autoridad de la información relativa al mundo Cristiano en el siglo XI. El objetivo es proporcionar a los historiadores un conjunto único de perspectivas y datos históricos.


"The aim of the RELEVEN project is to develop and test new ways for digital data about historical phenomena to be created and curated so that it is most useful to historians, and to apply these methods to a methodologically challenging yet very significant aspect of medieval history. The approach is to re-frame both existing and new historical data as assertions, often sourced but always linked to an authority; this allows data to be manipulated according to source and authority, and also allows assertions themselves to be linked depending on whether they corroborate, depend on, or conflict with each other. The novel aspect of this methodology is that it takes to its logical conclusion something that historians all readily acknowledge and that is especially apparent for pre-modern history: that there are very few, if any, simple and undisputed facts. A related challenge is the contextualisation and reuse of existing online data for the period, to avoid its going to waste.

The approach is tested by taking a broad trans-regional approach to the history of the late 11th century (c. 1030–1095), centred broadly in the eastern half of Christendom but incorporating developments elsewhere, especially in the newly Christianised kingdoms of central Europe. The looming weight of the First Crusade at the century's end means that while certain regional or proto-national narratives—particularly for western Europe—are well-developed, they tend to obscure the larger trans-regional trends of communication and contact, particularly in eastern Christendom. By drawing upon the depth of scholarship and the plethora of digital resources that have emerged for this period in sub-disciplines such as prosopography, textual scholarship, corpus-based research, and archaeology, and by framing this scholarship in terms of assertions whose authority is traceable, it will become possible to look at the history not just from ""the eastern perspective"", but from several."

Régimen de financiación

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant


Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 1 561 372,25
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Ostösterreich Wien Wien
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Otras fuentes de financiación
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