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Digital Archives Built by Students for Students : Inherited Learning at University of Hertfordshire
Inherited learning is the latest stage of a programme to develop digital history methods in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Hertfordshire’s history department. Involving more members of staff than before ...
Modelling regional imbalances in English plebeian migration to late eighteenth-century London
Using a substantial set of vagrancy removal records for Middlesex (1777–86) giving details of the place of origin of some 11,500 individuals, and analysing these records using a five-variable gravity model of migration, ...
How Criminal were the Irish? Bias in the detection of London currency crime, 1797-1821
Currency-related crime was endemic in London during the Restriction Period (1797-1821). This article looks at 884 individuals suspected or charged by the Bank of England, and considers how changes in detection strategy ...
Canada’s accidental brain drain
Digital library search preferences amongst historians and genealogists: British History Online user survey
This paper presents the results of a study of 1,439 users of British History Online (BHO). BHO is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a principal focus ...
Vagrant Lives: 14,789 Vagrants Processed by the County of Middlesex, 1777-1786
This dataset makes accessible the uniquely comprehensive records of vagrant removal from, through, and back to Middlesex, encompassing the details of some 14,789 removals (either forcibly or voluntarily) of people as ...
Does your historical collection need a database-driven website?
There are plenty of good reasons for building a website for your collection, including learning a new skill, protecting fragile resources from constant handling in the archives, adding interactive functionality that is ...