ESSH conference April 2012

The European Social Science History Conference, organised by the International Institute   of Social History, took take place in Glasgow on 11-14th April 2012. It focused on using social science methods to explain historical phenomena.

Members of the project team were involved in three sessions. Paula present a paper,  ‘Measuring land use change in Britain since the 1930s’, about the local analysis work for Dartmoor comparing maps from the first Land Utilisation Survey and Land Cover 2000 data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the session entitled ‘Soil Quality,  Inequality and Changing Agricultural Practices in the 19th and 20th century’. Humphrey presented a paper written with Patrick Manning in the session on HGIS Methodological Issues entitled ‘Potentials for a Global Historical GIS’ . Humphrey was also chair and discussant of the session on GIS and Spatial Distribution which covered work in Portugal, Germany and Belfast.

Additionally the team ran a stand in the main exhibition hall demonstrating Old Maps Online to conference delegates.

Further details of the conference are available here: Event homepage

About Paula

Senior Research Associate on the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, the team behind the website 'A Vision of Britain through Time'
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