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    The Domesday Book: Visualization Tools to Explore Identity at the start of the Second Millennium

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2009)

    London, UK, 6 - 8 July 2009


    Martyn Jessop


    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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