Digital Humanities has become a mainstay of academia, and those who know it, and of it, understand the ways that it can improve our utilization of data as well as our ability to share information with multiple audiences around the world. Despite its proliferation, digital humanities is not known equally everywhere and in all disciplines. The aim of this article is to demonstrate the utility of digital humanities to medieval prosopographical research. While broadly applicable, the article focuses on the case of Rus’, where I have done a good deal of work in documenting the genealogy and dynastic marriages of the ruling family—the Volodimerovichi. The two digital humanities projects discussed present different visualizations of the same back-end database of information. and as such, the hope is that this article will present a model of ways in which the medieval prosopography community could integrate digital humanities into our work—and spread our research to a broader audience of scholars.
"Visualizing Prosopography Through Digital Humanities: The Case for Rus’,"
Medieval People: Vol. 34:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/medpros/vol34/iss1/8