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AddressingHistory Launch

AddressingHistory Project Team

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

AddressingHistory Launch

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The JISC-funded AddressingHistory project has been developing an online tool that combines historic Scottish Post Office Directories with contemporaneous maps. As well as enabling browsing of these essential resources for local historians, genealogists and researchers, AddressingHistory allows you to add georeferences to addresses and submit small corrections and additions to the scanned text. The project is led by EDINA working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland (NLS).

Join us for our official launch where we will be celebrating local Scottish history with a range of speakers and opportunities to network with others interested in the family, local, and Scottish history.

The programme for the afternoon is:

Welcome - Cate Newton (Director of Collections and Research, National Library of Scotland)
Introduction - Professor. Robert Morris (Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History , Univ. of Edinburgh)
14.35 AddressingHistory presentation and launch - Stuart Macdonald (AddressingHistory Project Manager, EDINA) & Nicola Osborne (AddressingHistory Project Officer & Social Media Officer, EDINA))
15.00 Visualising Urban Geography project - Professor. Richard Rodger (Professor of Economic and Social History, Univ. of Edinburgh)
15.25 Statistical Accounts of Scotland - Dr Helen Chisholm (EDINA)
15.45 Coffee Break
16.00 NLS Digitised Historic Mapping - Chris Fleet (Senior Map Curator, National Library of Scotland)
16.25 Tobar An Dualchais - Kenny Beaton (School Of Celtic and Scottish Studies, Univ. of Edinburgh)
Internet Archive digitisation project(s) - Lee Hibberd /Ines Mayfarth (National Library of Scotland)
17.00 Wrap Up - Peter Burnhill (Director, EDINA)
17.05 Demonstrations, wine & nibbles
18.00 Close.

We very much hope you will be able to join us to find out more about AddressingHistory and to hear our fantastic speakers sharing their projects and passion for Scottish history - from urban social history to Gaelic language preservation.

Spaces are short so please register soon to avoid disappointment. We will be writing up the event on the AddressingHistory blog and we will be posting video of the event in a few weeks time. You can also join us on Twitter using the #AHlaunch hashtag.


Please Note: You do not need to print your ticket for this event - we will have a printed copy of the registration list tomorrow and will check you in from that.

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National Library of Scotland Board Room
George IVth Bridge
EH1 1EW Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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AddressingHistory Project Team

AddressingHistory is led by EDINA working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland.

The project is working with the Visualising Urban Geographies project and also benefits from the support and advice of colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, the Internet Archive unit based at the NLS, and Edinburgh City Libraries.


If you would like to contact us about the AddressingHistory launch please email: addressing.history@ed.ac.uk or call the EDINA helpdesk: 0131 650 3302

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