Locating London’s Past wins the 2014 BSECS Prize for Digital Resources.


This prestigious award from the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital, is awarded annually to the best resource supporting eighteenth-century studies.

Locating London’s Past‘, a JISC-funded project, was a collaboration between Sheffield, Hertfordshire, and the Institute of Historical Research, and credit goes to the whole team who created the website, particularly Michael Pidd, Jamie McLaughlin, and Sharon Howard at the Humanities Research Institute.  Project directors were Matthew Davies (IHR), Tim Hitchcock (Herts) and Robert Shoemaker (Sheffield).

‘Locating London’s Past’ provides an intuitive GIS interface enabling researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against John Rocque’s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map.

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