GB1900 historical gazetteer: a celebration and launch

GB1900 historical gazetteer: a celebration and launch

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Wolfson Room I

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

Senate House, Malet Street



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A celebration: since sept 2016 over a thousand volunteers have transcribed all the place names and other text on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch maps of Great Britain from around 1900. Today we will celebrate their achievement and recognise some of the largest contributions with commemorative maps.

— A launch: today we will make available the final results of the project, about 2.6 million text strings each with a coordinate accurate to a few metres. The data will be downloadable from the University of Portsmouth's A Vision of Britain through Time website and searachable online via the National Library of Scotland.

— Speakers will include:

  • Paula Aucott from the University of Portsmouth
  • Chris Fleet from the National Library of Scotland
  • Richard Light from Free UK Genealogy
  • Tom Pert from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • Humphrey Southall from the University of Portsmouth
  • Sarah Williams from Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

University of London's Senate House is located about half way between Goodge Street and Russell Square tube stations, a 15 minute walk from Euston station and a 25 minute walk from Kings Cross station.

Please note that these registrations are only provisional. We will be sending out a detailed programme and details on how to get to the venue on the 25th June and you must reply to that email to confirm your attendance.

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