Welcome to our first posting to launch the AddressingHistory Launch Event Live Blog!
This afternoon AddressingHistory will be launched in a fantastic event featuring speakers from a huge number of Scottish history resources and projects. The full programme for the afternoon is:
|14.00||Welcome – Cate Newton (Director of Collections and Research, National Library of Scotland)|
|14.05||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)|
|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)|
|16.50||Internet Archive digitisation project(s) – Lee Hibberd /Ines Mayfarth (National Library of Scotland)|
|17.00||Wrap Up – Peter Burnhill (Director, EDINA)|
We will be live-blogging throughout the event and those posts will appear here as soon as wifi allows. We will also be tweeting from the event (#AHLaunch is the hashtag) and trying to take lots of super pictures of our speakers so that if you can’t make it in person you should still get a good idea of the event. Videos of all of the speakers will appear online in a few weeks time.
Useful links for today’s event
- The programme can be found in our blog posting about the event.
- Attendees are listed on our EventBrite page for the event.
- The hashtag for the event is #AHLaunch (and we archiving these on TwapperKeeper)
- Videos, photos and live blogs for the event will be appearing here on the AddressingHistory blog.
- The site which we will be launching this afternoon can be found here. We would love to hear your comments here on the blog, on Twitter or on our Facebook page!