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OS200 Launches Project Website

12 October 2021

We are pleased to share that ‘OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland's Ordnance Survey Heritage’ has just launched a project website

OS200 is a three-year project jointly funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), as part of a €6.5m programme of research bringing together world-leading expertise in the digital humanities across the UK and Ireland.  Drawing on a wide network of archives and expertise, the project includes as partners the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), and the major place-name projects, Logainm.ie and the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project (NIPNP).

The OS200 project aims to gather historic Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and texts to form a single freely-accessible online resource for academic and public use. This digital platform will reconnect the First Edition Six-Inch Maps with the OS Memoirs, Letters and Name Books and in doing so will enable a team of researchers from across Ireland – north and south – to uncover otherwise hidden and forgotten aspects of the life and work of those employed by the OS as they mapped and recorded landscapes and localities. The digital outcomes of OS200 will not only advance our understanding of how Ireland was mapped two centuries ago, but also open up to wider and new audiences the legacies and impacts of the OS, recognising the lasting significance of what was accomplished and marking the bicentenary of its instigation. 

Read more about DRI’s involvement in the project here

Visit the project website here: go.qub.ac.uk/IrelandMapped

Follow OS200 on Twitter at @IrelandMapped

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