York Historic Town Atlas Study Day

Posted on 5 February 2016

An illustrated atlas of the history of the remarkable city of York, concentrating on the growth and form of the settlement across two thousand years, was published in December 2015

Important since Roman times, the city of York grew to become one of the most prosperous, densely settled and influential cities in England in the medieval period and beyond.  The atlas charts the development of the city up to the advent of the railway age through a series of detailed period chapters, maps and illustrations, drawing on the most recent research in archaeology and history.

In support of this publication, the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) will be hosting a study day on Saturday 23rd April 2016 based at King's Manor in the heart of this historic city.  The day is intended to explain and explore the making of the atlas, highlighting some of the challenges in mapping historic York, and introducing the wider comparative European context for the project.

Tickets for this event are priced at £25 per person and are available from here.  For further information on the Historic Towns Atlas please visit Study Day.