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Project Name: 
Fontes Anglo-Saxonici
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Malcolm Godden, University of Oxford
Oxford participants: 
Rohini Jayatilaka (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: English Faculty
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
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End Date: 
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Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
University of Manchester, University of Leeds, University of Cambridge, King's College London, University College London
Funder: 
AHRC
Subject Area: 
English Language and Literature
Project Description: 

Fontes Anglo-Saxonici: A Register of Written Sources Used by Authors in Anglo-Saxon England is intended to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England (i.e. England to 1066), or by Anglo-Saxons in other countries. The material is compiled in the form of a database which analyses each Anglo-Saxon text passage by passage, sentence by sentence or, if necessary, phrase by phrase, identifying the probable source-passages used for each particular segment. The database now contains over 28,000 records analysing in detail the source-relationships of around 1143 Anglo-Saxon texts (over 500 Old English and over 600 Latin) and identifying the use of over 1000 sources and analogues. These numbers continue to grow rapidly as we add records to the database. The database shows which texts were known in Anglo-Saxon England, how well specific texts and authors were known, and in what different ways they were used. It also provides the basis for studies on the intellectual interests of Anglo-Saxon authors, and what contributions the Anglo-Saxons made to the history of ideas.

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ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureTextual InputManual input and transcription
Data analysisSearching/LinkingSearching and querying
Text AnalysisCollating
- -Text mining
Data structuring and enhancementText EncodingLemmatisation
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:36
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk