Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) Project Update

Kim McLean-Fiander, an #emda13 participant and Assistant Project Director of the Map of Early Modern London (MoEML), along with MoEML Project Director, Janelle Jenstad, are pleased to announce the recent launch of our newly designed website and the development of our pedagogical pilot project.

MoEML

New Website

MoEML visitors, both old and new, will find an improved user experience—both practically and aesthetically. The new site clearly delineates the four distinct though fully interoperable projects that comprise MoEML: a digital Map and gazetteer based on the 1560s Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia of London people, places, topics, and terms; a Library of marked-up texts rich in London toponyms; and a forthcoming versioned edition of John Stow’s Survey of London.

The new year will see another major enhancement to the project, as we offer users a high-resolution, fully geo-referenced edition of the map. A My Map feature will allow scholars and students to generate their own maps of London with routes, points of interest, and annotations.

 

Pedagogical Pilot Project

We at MoEML are keen to honour our pedagogical origins while upholding scholarly standards. Thus, we’re starting a pilot project whereby we team up with professors in other locations, supply teaching materials, and have the students contribute to MoEML under the close supervision of their professor on site.

 

Contribute

If you (like #emda13 participant, Ellen MacKay) would like to become one of our pedagogical partners, please get in touch: london@uvic.ca

Additionally, if you have expertise on any aspect of early modern London (people, sites, playhouses, music, churches, neighbourhoods, wards, organizations, etc.) and would like to contribute an article, let us know: london@uvic.ca

 

Feedback

We hope you enjoy the new site. If you would like to comment on it, click on the “Send feedback” button that appears on the left side of most pages or send us an email: london@uvic.ca

About Owen Williams

Dr. Owen Williams is the Folger Institute's Assistant Director for Scholarly Programs.
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