Sunday, 14 November 2010

Addressing History launch event

Addressing History (see http://scottishancestry.blogspot.com/2010/09/addressing-history-launches-as-beta.html) is holding a launch event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 17th November - and there are some tickets going! There will be a packed day of talks and more at the National Library of Scotland - here's the schedule for the day:

• Welcome – Cate Newton (Director of Collections and Research, National Library of Scotland)
• Introduction – Professor. Robert Morris (Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History , University of Edinburgh)
• AddressingHistory presentation and launch – Stuart Macdonald (AddressingHistory Project Manager, EDINA) & Nicola Osborne (AddressingHistory Project Officer & Social Media Officer, EDINA))
• Visualising Urban Geography project – Professor. Richard Rodger (Professor of Economic and Social History, Univ. of Edinburgh)
• Statistical Accounts of Scotland – Dr Helen Chisholm (EDINA)
• NLS Digitised Historic Mapping – Chris Fleet (Senior Map Curator, National Library of Scotland)
• 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)
• Wrap Up followed by demonstrations

For full details and the booking form see http://addressinghistory.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2010/11/12/addressinghistory-launch-event-tickets-now-available/

If you can't make it, the team will be putting videos of the speakers online after the event, and yours truly is already signed up to attend and will blog merrily about what I find when I return!

Chris

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