Next Live Stream – Matthew Hammond on The People of Medieval Scotland Database

Great Scot! There is a “database of all known people of Scotland between 1093 and 1314 mentioned in over 8600 contemporary documents.” And there is a live stream digital history seminar about it on May 14th!

History SPOT

The next IHR live stream will take place at 5.15pm on 14 May 2013 with the Digital History seminar.  Details below:

Digital History seminar
Matthew Hammond
The People of Medieval Scotland database: structure, prosopography and network visualisation

This is a seminar about a prosopographical database, ‘The People of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1314’, which has been in production since 2007, and which has been freely available online since the summer of 2010. Since the relaunch of the database last year, we have had over 40,000 unique visitors from across the globe. Now nearing completion, the database contains records on over 20,000 individuals, drawn from over 8500 medieval, mostly Latin documents. The paper will examine some of the PoMS project’s technical innovations as well as the new directions we hope to take in the coming years.

The seminar will take you behind the scenes of the public website to see how…

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Candles to Mark the End of Nazi Occupation in Denmark

Candles in the Window Jyllands-Posten
Candles in the Window

For decades, Danes have been lighting candles in their windows on the night of May 4th to mark the end of 5 years of German occupation. Sadly, the tradition is dying out. 

A candle in the window marks so many things. When we moved to NC, there were candles guiding soldiers home, so to speak. Some did it as a holdover from the Civil War. When we moved to Rugby, and my husband was in Iraq, we had candles in the window for him.