PBE I: Biographical Information
The following biographic information represents the situation at the time the PBE-I CD-ROM was published in 2001.
John R. Martindale studied for Greats at Oxford, graduating in 1958. He worked on the Later Roman Empire under the supervision of A. H. M. Jones at Oxford and Cambridge, completing his B.Litt. (Oxon) in 1960. From 1960 to 1988, he worked on the Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire. Since 1988, he has worked on the Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire. >His publications include The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. 1 (1971), vol. 2 (1980), and vol. 3 (1988); and 'The Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire', Medieval Prosopography 17:1 (1996), 169-191.
Gaining an MA in history from the Unversity of St Andrews in 1983, Dion C Smythe undertook research with Paul Magdalino in St Andrews and Vienna, completing his PhD on Byzantine perceptions of social outsiders in 1992. He taught in Belfast from 1988 to 1993. He has written on barbarians, women, outsiders by social class, and the role of the computer in Byzantine research.
Mary Whitby read Greats, graduating from Oxford in 1974, and gained an Edinburgh PhD (1981) for a philological commentary on an early Byzantine classicizing poem. Her research interests and publications focus on early Byzantine poetry and historiography. She has taught in Oxford, St Andrews and London and, with Gillian Clark, is currently General Editor of Translated Texts for Historians (Liverpool University Press).
John Bradley is Senior Analyst within the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London. In this position he is an active collaborator on a number of major research projects at KCL. Before joining KCL he was Manager of the Centre for Academic Technology at the University of Toronto, where he had worked for almost 20 years. During his time at Toronto he designed and built versions 1.x and 2.0 of the TACT system -- a suite of programs that support literary text analysis. Although first released more than 10 years ago, TACT is still widely used in computing humanities circles.
Harold Short is Director of the Centre for Computing in the Humanities and Assistant Director (Focused Services) in the Information Services and Systems directorate at King's College London. He has an academic background both in humanities and in science and technology disciplines, and gained experience outside higher education at International Computers Ltd and the British Broadcasting Corporation. He is technical director of a number of major research projects. He is also Director of the Office for Humanities Communication and Chair of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing.
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