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Cockburn Annual Lecture - Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History

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Cockburn Annual Lecture

Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History: Informing the Cityscape of Today

By Emeritus Professor Richard Rodger MA, Ph.D, FRHS, AcSS

Professor of Economic and Social History; Urban History

Buildings and urban design – spaces and places – inform the way we use, remember and navigate the city, and so sensitivity to memories of the urban past are central to individual identity, civic engagement and community building in the future.

The presentation by Professor Richard Rodger will explore how an understanding of the ways spaces and places developed in Edinburgh is crucial to understanding the contemporary city.

Venue: City Chamber (Business Centre)

Time: 6:30 for 7:00

Date: Thursday 26th October 2017

Cost: Members free; Non-Members £5.00 (honesty box on the door)

Richard Rodger is Professor of Economic and Social History at Edinburgh University. He has published widely on the economic, business and urban history of Britain since 1800. His book The Transformation of Edinburgh: Land, Property and Trust in the Nineteenth Century was awarded the Frank Watson Prize for works on Scottish history. Other works include Insanitary City: Henry Littlejohn and the Condition of Edinburgh and Edinburgh’s Colonies; and Leicester: a Modern History.

He is currently preparing, with a team of experts, An Atlas of Edinburgh.












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