Historic digital humanities maps and data project
Building on the success we have had in our digital humanities partnership with History , Classics and Archaeology ( HCA) in mapping the historical Scottish Witches, LTW have a new web project which has just launched Mapping the Scottish Reformation – A database of the Scottish clergy, 1560 to 1689.
Mapping the Scottish Reformation – A database of the Scottish clergy, 1560 to 1689 contains data extracted from over ten thousand pages of manuscript evidence housed in the National Records of Scotland, this website offers researchers powerful new tools to trace the careers of around seven hundred Scottish clergymen and almost five hundred of their wives from Lothian and Tweeddale (the region surrounding Edinburgh) between 1560 and 1689. Each map view offers users a hitherto unavailable set of tools to refine their research questions. By showing users full manuscript references, researchers can use the website as a starting point for their research into the rich and complex archival records at the National Records of Scotland and maps provided by the National Library of Scotland and the historical maps API. The ISG staff who did the web/data work are Stewart Cromar, Hristo Meshinski and Ewan McAndrew. The project is an international collaboration led at Edinburgh University by Professor Jane E. A. Dawson and Professor Julian Goodare.