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Jim Clifford on "Mapping London’s Industry and Global Hinterlands, 1850-1914"

Lunchtime Colloquium

16.04.2015 12:00  – 14:00 

Location: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG), Leopoldstr. 11, 1st Floor

Jim Clifford (University of Saskatchewan) will present on "Mapping London’s Industry and Global Hinterlands, 1850-1914."

Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) methods provide a new means to investigate the history of industrialization in London during the second half of the nineteenth century. Starting with an HGIS database of London's factories it is possible to identify the expanding commodity webs that enabled industrial development on this scale. Industries such as soap making and leather tanning not only polluted London's rivers and air; they also contributed to environmental transformations in Argentina, the United States, West Africa, India and Austrialasia.

The Lunchtime Colloquium is free and open to the public.

Snacks are served at 12:00; the lecture starts at 12:30.

For more information on the Lunchtime Colloquium series, please click here.