Mapping the Medieval Countryside

Tuesday 19 November witnessed the meetings at the University of the Advisory Board and Knowledge Transfer Panels of Mapping the Medieval Countryside, Winchester History’s flagship national project in conjunction with the Department for Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Mark Allen, Michael Hicks, Matthew Holford, Gordon McKelvie, James Ross, and Matt Tompkins represented Winchester. Inquisitions post mortem (IPM) record the lands held at death by medieval landholders. 29 volumes published at extraordinary expense over the past century are being digitised and published on line: the most complete will be converted into a fully searchable website in 2014. Progress is good: prototypes were demonstrated and modified. Making the IPMs accessible to every historian, local historian, genealogist and also archaeologists and geographers in the objective of the project’s featured IPMs, blogs and twitter account at http://www.mapping 

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