Database Design and Concepts for Historians
Database Design and Concepts for Historians
Further Reading List
This section lists a selection of work published by historians (and perhaps the odd social scientist) on the processes involved in designing and using databases in historical research. The majority of these publications deal with database design in the context of actual historical projects, and they are representative of the kinds of considerations of that must be given to data modelling when specific research aims are to be taken into account. The problems and solutions discussed in many of them are broadly applicable to historical research more generally.
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J. M. Arista, ‘Building a Lexical Database of Old English: Issues and Landmarks’ in J. P. Considine (ed.), Current projects in historical lexicography (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2010), 1-39.
S. Baskerville, ed., History and Computing Special Issue: Record Linkage II, 6:3 (1994)
S. Baskerville, P. Hudson & R. J. Morris, eds., History and Computing Special Issue: Record Linkage, 4:2 (1992).
L. Borodkin & P. Doorn, eds, Data Modelling, Modelling History. Proceedings of the XI International Conference of the Association for History and Computing (Moscow, 2000).
J. Bradley, Relational Database Design and the Reconstruction of the British Medical Profession:Constraints and Strategies, History and Computing, 6:2 (1994), 71-84.
J. Bradley, ‘Relational database design and the reconstruction of the British medical profession: constraints and strategies’, History and Computing, 6 (1994), 71-84.
E. E. Brent Jr., ‘Relational Data Base Structures and Concept Formation in the Social Sciences’,Computers and the Social Sciences, 2 (1985), 29-50.
Burns; Fincham; Taylor
R. A. Burns, K. Fincham, S. Taylor, ‘Reconstructing Clerical Careers: The Experience of the Clergy of the Church of England Database’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 55:4 (2004), 726-37.
S. Cameron and S. Richardson, Using Computers in History (Macmillan, 2005).
C. Davey, A. S. Jarvis, ‘Microcomputers for microhistory: a database approach to the reconstitution of small English populations’, History and Computing, 2 (1990), 187-93.
P. Denley, ‘Models, sources and users: historical database design in the 1990s’, History and Computing, 6:2 (1994), 33-43.
Denley; Fogelvik; Harvey
P. Denley, S. Fogelvik & C. Harvey, eds, History and Computing II (Manchester, 1989).
P. Denley & D. Hopkin, eds, History and Computing (Manchester, 1987).
D. I. Greenstein, ‘A Source Orientated Approach to History and Computing: The Relational Database’, Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, 14:3 (1989), 9-16.
D. I. Greenstein, A Historian’s Guide to Computing (Oxford, 1994).
C. Harbor, ‘New Wine from Old Bottles: Reexamining an Established Database’, Historical Methods, 41:1 (2008), 3-16
C. Harvey & J. Press, Databases in Historical Research (London, 1996).
C. Harvey & J. Press, ‘The Business Elite of Bristol: a Case Study in Database Design’, History and Computing, 3:1 (1991), 1-11.
C. Harvey & J. Press, ‘Relational Data Analysis: Value, Concepts and Methods’, History and Computing, 4:2 (1992), 98-109.
P. Hudson, ‘A new history from below: computers and the maturing of local and regional history’, The Local Historian, 25 (1995), 209-222.
P. Hudson, History by Numbers (London, 2000).
K. S. B. Keats-Rohan and M. Woollard, eds, ‘Prosopography and computing.’ Special issue of History and Computing, 12 (2000).
M. J. Lewis & R. Lloyd-Jones, Using Computers in History (London, 1996).
J. Mackman, H. Watt, ‘The E 179 (Lay Taxation) Project: The Records and the Database’, Genealogists' Magazine, 28:1 (2004), 3-15.
Mawdsley; Morgan; Richmond; Trainor
Murnion; Mohan; Gorsky
D. A. E. Pelteret , ‘The challenges of constructing the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Database’ Medieval Prosopography, 22 (2001), 117-25.
J. Spavold, ‘Using a relational database: the example of the Church Gresley inventories’, Local Historian, 26:2 (1996), 89-101.
P. Towey, ‘Researching Anglican clergymen : The clergy of the Church of England database 1540-1835’, Genealogists' Magazine, 28:7 (2005), 310-12.
Townsend; Chappell; Struijve
S. Townsend, C. Chappell & O. Struijvé, Digitising History. A Guide to Creating Digital Resources from Historical Documents (Oxford, 1999). On-line version available at: http://hds.essex.ac.uk/g2gp/digitising_history/index.asp
B. White, The County Wicklow database: 432 A.D. to 2006 A.D (Dublin, 2006).
M. Woollard, ‘The Bristol Historical Databases Project: local historians and the computer’, The Local Historian, 29 (1999), 43-51.
E. A. Wrigley (ed.), An Introduction to English Historical Demography From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century (London, 1966).
E. A. Wrigley, ed., Nineteenth Century Society: Essays in the Use of Quantitative Methods for the Study of Social Data (Cambridge, 1972).