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October 2012, Page 2

18th century letters from Jamaica posted online give new insights into slavery

Historian and Senior Lecturer Dr Christer Petley has used digital technology to create an online teaching and research resource about slavery in the British Caribbean in the 18th century. Slavery and Revolution showcases the letters of a wealthy and powerful landowner in Jamaica. The website uses a blogging format to explore the world of Simon Taylor (1738-1813), a slaveholder and plantation owner who lived on the island during a period characterised by revolution, war, and imperial reform. Continue reading →

sotonDH small grant: Scanning Winchester Cathedral

I recently gained some funding in the form of a small sotonDH student research grant that was used within the data collection of my PhD. The focus of the application was on the use of a terrestrial laser scanner to create an accurate recording of Winchester cathedral and its surrounding buildings. The cathedral was original consecrated in 1093 and since its formation has undergone a number of different changes in terms of size, architecture and use. Continue reading →