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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Hammond

M. Hammond, ‘The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 (RED)’ in R. Myers, M. Harris, G. Mandelbrote (eds.), Owners, annotators, and the signs of reading (London, 2005), 175-87.

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Harbor

C. Harbor, ‘New Wine from Old Bottles: Reexamining an Established Database’, Historical Methods, 41:1 (2008), 3-16

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Harvey; Press

C. Harvey & J. Press, Databases in Historical Research (London, 1996).

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Harvey; Press

C. Harvey & J. Press, ‘The Business Elite of Bristol: a Case Study in Database Design’, History and Computing, 3:1 (1991), 1-11.

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Harvey; Press

C. Harvey & J. Press, ‘Relational Data Analysis: Value, Concepts and Methods’, History and Computing, 4:2 (1992), 98-109.

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Higgs

E. Higgs, ‘Structuring the Past: The Occupational and Household Classification of Nineteenth-Century Census Data’ in E. Mawdsley, N. Morgan, L. Richmond, & R. Trainor, eds, History and Computing III. Historians, Computers and Data. Applications in Research and Teachin, (Manchester, 1990), 67-73.

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Hudson

P. Hudson, ‘A new history from below: computers and the maturing of local and regional history’, The Local Historian, 25 (1995), 209-222.

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Hudson

P. Hudson, History by Numbers (London, 2000).

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