Are you interested in Edinburgh’s history and new electronic resources for examining its history through maps? This free and informal workshop will describe and demonstrate the new web-based resources created by the Visualising Urban Geographies project, which is now nearing completion. The project has focused on Edinburgh, bringing together sets of historical georeferenced maps, social and demographic information, and easy, intuitive tools, to present new insights into Edinburgh's historic and geographic development. The workshop is intended for a general audience, particularly those with an interest in Edinburgh's history and its development over time. The workshop will include talks from those directly involved in the project, tea and coffee refreshments, and an opportunity for hands-on exploration of the new resources.
Speakers and organisers:
- Professor Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History (University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Bob Morris, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History (University of Edinburgh)
- Christopher Fleet, Senior Map Curator (National Library of Scotland)
- Stuart Nicol, eLearning & Web Development Officer (University of Edinburgh)