Category Archives: Events

Events which team members are participating in

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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Using Vision of Britain — and Wikipedia — in education

This is being written at the Eduwiki conference in Cardiff, where I gave a presentation on the first year course I run, which uses both A Vision of Britain through Time and Wikipedia as teaching resources. Each student is assigned … 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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Announcing Pelagios 3

“Pelagios 3” is a new two-year project funded by the Mellon Foundation and led by Leif Isaksen (Southampton University), Elton Barker (Open University) and Rainer Simon (Austrian Institute of Technology). It will annotate, link and index place references in digitized … 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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New website launched: Old Maps Online

Today sees the UK launch of a new website Old Maps Online. Created in collaboration between the Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at the University of Portsmouth and Klokan Technologies GmbH based in Switzerland and funded by JISC as … Continue reading

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Workshop: Working Digitally with Historical Maps (New York Public Library, Feb 25th)

This one day workshop includes the launch of our new Old Maps Online web site. It forms part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, but is being held in the South Court Auditorium of the Schwarzman … Continue reading

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