Nov 172010

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:

13.30 Registration
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)
15.45 Coffee Break
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)
17.05 Demonstrations
18.00 Close

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

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