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 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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Search for Compton Census transcriptions

We are currently working on a small project to collate pre-1800 digital data-sets. One of the aims of this project is for us to act as facilitators in preserving data-sets for future academic use. We hope to collect and collate … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the launch of Old Maps Online

Now the Old Maps Online website has been live and accessible to the public for just over two weeks and the initial flurry of publicity is over we have a little time to pause and reflect on how the launch … Continue reading

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