This year’s Gerald Aylmer Seminar, sponsored by the UK National Archives, the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research, is specifically focused on historical GIS. The event will include the UK launch of our new “Old Maps Online” web site, and an introduction to the field by our director who has been part of the organising committee.
It is being held at the Chancellors’ Hall, University of London Senate House, on Wednesday 29th February.
ATTENDANCE IS FREE BUT NUMBERS ARE LIMITED so please contact Ruth Roberts at the National Archives for an invitation.
9:30am 9:50am: Coffee and registration
9:50am 10:00am: Welcome by Colin Jones (Royal Historical Society)
10:00am 10:30am: Introduction by Humphrey Southall (GBH GIS/Portsmouth),
providing an overview of the field.
10:30am 11:45pm: Panel 1: SOURCES:
Three 15 minute presentations reviewing some of the sources available in
developing historical geographic information systems, followed by an open
Kimberley Kowal (British Library)
Dominic Fontana (Portsmouth University)
Andrew Hudson-Smith (CASA/UCL, Tales of Things: Electronic Memory project)
11:45am 12:00pm: New approaches and technologies at The National Archives by David Thomas
12:00pm 12:45pm: LUNCH
12:45pm 2:00pm: Panel 2: APPLICATIONS/RESEARCH QUESTIONS:
Three 15 minute presentations considering relevant research questions and applications, followed by an open discussion:
Ian Gregory (Liverpool University)
Richard Coates (University of the West of England)
Nigel Walford (Kingston University).
2:00pm 3:15pm: Panel 3: AUDIENCES AND ENGAGEMENT:
Three 15 minute presentations on achieving wider public impact, followed by an open discussion:
Caroline Kimbell (The National Archives)
Bruce Gittings (Edinburgh University)
Nick Stanhope (HistoryPin).
3:15pm 3:45pm: TEA BREAK
3:45pm 4:45pm: Keynote speech: Place and the politics of the past by
Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire)
4:45pm 5:00pm: Closing comments
Remember, attendance is free but numbers are limited so you MUST contact the National Archives for an invitation.