Join the IHTA on Royal Irish Academy Open research Day
WhenTuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00
Research Day will showcase various Royal Irish Academy research projects, publications and resources in Academy House with presentations and demonstrations.
For further information and full programme see here.
IHTA in Research Day
11:00 Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA): Sarah Gearty: ‘Mapping cities and suburbs: a cartographer’s perspective’
Historical atlases offer ways of presenting and understanding the past. In the urban context, cities continue to offer the map maker a subject that is full of challenges and possibilities. Sarah Gearty discusses her personal experience from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas in considering the cartographic character of our cities and their suburbs.
14:40 IHTA: Jennifer Moore: ‘The Topographical Information train of the IHTA: a platform for urban research’
The text section of the IHTA contains tens of thousands of urban micro histories, that, when combined in various ways, can give an accurate snapshot of towns at a particular point in history or for comparative purposes across the thirty atlases published to date. The essay with illustrative text maps offers an understanding of the topographical evolution of each town and with the sources, direct users to further research possibilities.
12.20 IHTA, Frank Cullen: ‘Cork 1842: the GISt of the city’
15.40 IHTA, Jennifer Moore: ‘50,000 urban histories to your desktop: IHTA Online’
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