Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

GB1900 historical gazetteer launch

Monday saw the launch of the final version of the GB1900 historical gazetteer data-set at a special event organised at the Institute of Historical Research in London. The event was also a celebration of the work of all the volunteers … Continue reading

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New article published on potential links between coal-fired air pollution and long-term health

We have just had a new article published in the BMJ Open journal. This article results from a collaboration with researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton: Evaluating the long-term consequences of air pollution … Continue reading

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AT RISK PERIOD: This week

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused if you find A Vision of Britain though Time down at any point over the next few days. We’re working on the final stages of a new release of the system so there may be … Continue reading

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GB1900 project – first case study

The GB1900 project, to transcribe all the text from OS six inch to the mile maps of Great Britain from around 1900, is progressing well. Since launch in late September our 866 registered volunteers have between them done over 1.6million … Continue reading

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Help us record place names from old maps

Today we are launching a new website, http://www.gb1900.org, which needs your help! We are looking for on-line volunteers to transcribe and confirm all the place names from early twentieth century six inch to one mile scale maps of Great Britain. … Continue reading

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2013 SSHA Conference

This weekend saw project director Humphrey Southall take part in the annual Social Science History Association Conference. This year the meeting was held in Chicago with an “Organising Powers” theme. Humphrey presented a paper on “Early Life Conditions and Physical … Continue reading

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Integrating Onomastic Data seminar

Last week we participated in the sixteenth meeting of the Baltic Division of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) who held a seminar on Integration of onomastic data into geo-spatial infrastructure. The paper Humphrey Southall and … Continue reading

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