Exploring patterns of settlement and land ownership have always been of interest to the historian but could these patterns be used, as it were, ‘in reverse’ not simply to display what is already known but to resolve gaps, uncertainties and ambiguities in the historical record? It was the nature of life in the eleventh century that individuals were rarely named uniquely and were frequently known by different names in different circumstances. Could visualization tools be used to resolve these frequently obscure and ambiguous identities recorded in the Domesday Book?
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Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King’s College London
London, WC2R 2LS