‘PASE 1’ was funded for five years (2000-4) by the AHRB. ‘PASE 2’ is funded for three years (2005-8) by the AHRC. The co-directors and technical director wish to acknowledge the generous financial, practical and tactical support provided
by the AHRB/AHRC, and also the help and guidance of their staff, especially Jill Mustard.
The International Advisory Committee for ‘PASE 1’ was as follows: Janet Bately (King’s College London), Nicholas Brooks (Birmingham), James Campbell (Oxford), Gillian Fellows-Jensen
(Copenhagen), Dieter Geuenich (Duisburg), Helmut Gneuss (Munich), Hans-Werner Goetz (Hamburg), Mechtild Gretsch (Göttingen),
and the late Patrick Wormald (Oxford). The committee has been strengthened for ‘PASE 2’ by the addition of David Bates, Chris
Lewis and Ann Williams.
A number of postgraduate students in London and Cambridge have also been involved in the project: Sally Lamb (Cambridge);
Eleonora Litta (CCH); Peter Stokes (Cambridge); and David Woodman (Cambridge). Several other scholars have supported the
project in various ways: Mark Blackburn (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), for guidance on coins; David Dumville (Cambridge,
now Aberdeen), for guidance on some Celtic sources; and Michael Lapidge (Notre Dame, now Cambridge), who allowed us to use
his draft translations of several Anglo-Latin works in advance of their publication.
At the same time, we acknowledge with gratitude those colleagues from a wide range of disciplines engaged with Anglo-Saxon
England who attended our annual colloquia and gave us the benefit and stimulus of their scholarly criticism and support: Lesley Abrams, Martin Allen, Julia Barrow,
Mark Blackburn, Julia Crick, Katy Cubitt, Sarah Foot, Malcolm Godden, Guy Halsall, Jane Hawkes, John Higgett, Nick Higham,
John Hines, Carole Hough, Charlie Insley, Susan Irvine, Rohini Jayatilaka, Michael Jeffreys, Joy Jenkyns, Katherine Keats-Rohan,
Ryan Lavelle, Clare Lees, Sean Miller, David Parsons, Jane Roberts, David Rollason, Lynda Rollason, Rebecca Rushforth, Toni
Scharer, Don Scragg, Elina Screen, Jo Story, Alan Thacker, Andrew Wareham, Ann Williams, and Leslie Webster. Thanks too to
Eleonora Litta Modignani who helped edit PASE in its final weeks. Nor shall we forget the fruit salad and ice-cream provided
by Trinity College, Cambridge, or its mulled wine and mince pies, with which we ushered in the Christmas Season each year
from 2000 to 2004. We are very grateful to administrative colleagues, at Cambridge - Claire Daunton (Faculty of English),
and Laura Hill (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic) - and at King’s - Helen Skundric and Sarah Davenport (CCH),
and Laura Clayton (Department of History) - for making some rough places smooth. Last but not least, we thank scholars in
a number of universities who are working on related large-scale projects for sharing their expertise and enthusiasm. They
include colleagues on the Prosopography of the Byzantine World, the Clergy of the Church of England Database, and the Durham Liber Vitae project.