Domesday Book

 
     
 

Latest News:

July 2007

AHRC-funded Domesday project completed

The data created by the AHRC Domesday project provides the most comprehensive array of social and economic data available for a pre-industrial society from anywhere in Europe, possibly anywhere on the planet. It consists of the following items:

an electronic translation of Domesday Book
databases of Names and Places
databases of Statistics, Claims, Boroughs and the Yorkshire Summary containing between them several million data items
a scholarly commentary, amounting to some two million words, on all matters of interest or in need of elucidation in the text
project documentation

See AHRC Project Data for access to this data.

It is hoped to incorporate all this material in a new edition of Domesday Explorer at a later date, linking the translation of Great and Little Domesday to facsimiles of the Domesday manuscripts, the Statistics and other databases, the scholarly notes, and interactive mapping software.

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Archive:

September 2004

Domesday project wins large AHRC award

The AHRC has awarded 200,000 for the completion of an electronic Domesday Book. The grant will fund 3 research assistants from October 2004 to October 2006:

produce an electronic and fully encoded text of Little Domesday
compile a database of major Domesday statistics for all people and places
add a scholarly commentary on all matters of interest in the 25,000 entries.

The material will also be incorporated in a new edition of Domesday Explorer, linking the translation of Great and Little Domesday to facsimiles of the Domesday manuscripts, the statistics database, the scholarly notes, and interactive mapping software.