King’s College London Research
King’s College London Research
Research in the Department
At King’s, the Department of Informatics has a high research profile, with several major externally funded projects, a strong publication profile, and significant research activity. Our research is organised around our research sections, and you can find details of the range of current research projects and interests on the research pages.
Each research group page contain details of members of the groups, the lines of research currently being followed, seminar series and other talks arranged by or of interest to the members of the group, and lists of recent publications.
|Georgian Papers Programme
In partnership with the Royal Archives, King’s College London is undertaking a major project to digitise and interpret the archives of the Georgian papers held at Windsor Castle. The project’s website can be found at georgianpapersprogramme.com [external link]
|Managing bovine TB in the UK: a disease at the intersections of the human, owned and wild
A research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and led by Dr Angela Cassidy will investigate the recent history of bovine TB in the UK. Dr. Cassidy will be researching how knowledge and management of the disease have changed between 1965 and 1995, and how veterinarians, scientists, policymakers and naturalists have understood, contested and debated connections between bovine TB infections in wildlife and domestic cattle herds over this time.
|Magna Carta Project
This AHRC funded project is a landmark investigation into the Magna Carta 1215 providing text, translations and expert commentaries. Professor David Carpenter is working with researchers from UEA, Oxford, Canterbury Christ Church University and the British Library.
|The Breaking of Britain: cross-border society and Scottish independence 1216-1314
The Scottish Wars of Independence created a new and fundamental divide in the north of Britain. This project seeks to investigate key elements of society and identity around this divide.
|Building on History: The Church in London
Building on History seeks to enhance the historical self-understanding of the Church of England diocese of London and its congregations and clergy. The project addresses a need which the Church itself recently identified when the London Diocesan Synod called for a clearer ‘sense of [its] identity and deep roots’.
|The Clergy of the Church of England Database, 1540-1835
The Clergy of the Church of England Database, 1540-1835, is a major online resource for historians, genealogists and all interested in the history of the Church of England and its clergy. It is the most comprehensive collection ever compiled of evidence relating to the careers of Anglican clergy in England and Wales and of the locations with which they were associated from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century
|Henry III Fine Rolls
This project makes the rolls freely available to a wide audience while at the same time providing regular comment on their historical interest.
|The Making of Charlemagne’s Europe (768-814)
Charlemagne’s reign corresponds to an exceptionally high peak in the documentary record: some 4,500 documents survive from this period, more than for any other early medieval ruler. The project will use this material to address a number of fundamental research questions much more systematically than has so far been possible.
|One Medicine? Investigating human and animal disease This project examines the roles played by animals and their diseases in the history of western biomedicine, from c1800 to the present day. Through analysing the constellation of ideas, practices and circumstances that brought human and animal health into alignment, the people and institutions involved, and the reasons for change over time, it reveals the importance of animals to the history of medicine, and the relevance of this history for present-day efforts to create ‘One Medicine’ and ‘One Health.’|
|Profile of a Doomed Elite: The Structure of English Landed Society in 1066
The project will use innovative methods for interpreting Domesday Book to survey the whole of English landed society on the eve of the Norman Conquest in 1066, identifying landowners at all levels of society from the king and earls down to the parish gentry and even some prosperous peasants.
|Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)
The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database which aims to provide structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. It is based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period, including chronicles, saints’ Lives, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions, Domesday Book and coins; and is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period.
|The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants 1905-2016
A major research project examining historical pageants in twentieth-century Britain. Drawing on oral and written evidence, this project will provide an authoritative treatment of a subject that has largely escaped academic scrutiny.
|Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission
This project’s goal is to produce a volume of collected papers that will examine the changes in the conceptualization and usage of prose forms at a critical moment in the history of modern fiction, and thus to contribute to a more comprehensive history of the early novel.