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York hosts day for mapping enthusiasts

Posted on 18 April 2016

The University of York will host a public study day on Saturday 23 April to celebrate the publication of an illustrated atlas of York, charting the development of the city across two thousand years.

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The atlas illustrates the growth and development of York from Roman times up to the advent of the railway age through detailed chapters, maps and illustrations based on recent historical and archaeological research.

The Historic Atlas Study Day will explain and explore the making of the atlas, highlighting some of the challenges in mapping historic York, and introducing the wider European context for the project.

Nine experts will speak at the event, from the Cartographic Editor of the British Historic Towns Atlas to Professors from York’s Department of History. The day will conclude with reflections on new opportunities for using the atlas and mapping the city in the future, with time for discussion.

Professor Sarah Rees Jones, Professor of Medieval History in York’s Department of History, said: “The recent publication of the Historic Towns Atlas for the City of York brings together all the available archaeological and historical evidence for the development of our historic city from the roman era to the nineteenth century.

“The study day is a chance to celebrate this achievement with the authors, all leading experts in their fields, and to debate the new questions that the atlas raises about our city's past and new ways of addressing those in the future.”

The event will take place at King’s Manor in York city centre from 9.15am to 4.30pm on Saturday 23 April 2016. Tickets cost £25 per person, including tea, coffee and lunch. To book please visit:

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