Bloomberg: New Digital Archive Preserves Memories of London’s Greatest Archaeological Discovery. “In 1954, the chance discovery of the remains of a Roman temple to the God Mithras in the rubble of post-war London captured public imagination, with tens of thousands of visitors flocking to the site to marvel at the remains. Today – one year after the restored temple was re-opened to the public at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE – a new digital archive published by Bloomberg and MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) invites the public to explore first-hand accounts of what it was like to be part of London’s greatest archaeological discovery.”
University of Birmingham: University of Birmingham Research sheds light on Early Stuart England pamphleteering. “Hundreds of handwritten pamphlets detailing the news, politics, intrigue and scandals of pre-Civil War Britain are now at academics, history buffs, teachers and students’ fingertips thanks to a project led by University of Birmingham historian Dr Noah Millstone.”
Nottinghamshire Live: See these lovely old photos of Nottingham which feature on city library’s new website. “Photographs of old Nottingham never fail to fascinate. They reveal the way some things have changed … and some have stayed the same. They show a time when people had less, but always looked happy to pose for the camera. They record the steps of progress in fashion, housing, transport, education and occupation. Now, a new website hosting thousands of old Nottingham photographs has opened online, a century after the city’s photographic collection was established, giving people instant access to all manner of historic images capturing our rich social heritage.” Even if you don’t want to go to the photo collection, read the article. Whoever chose the photos to include with it did a great job. I did mention this collection at the beginning of November, but I’m mentioning it again because it’s completely launched and the photos are that good.
West Bridgford Wire: New website of Nottingham photos goes live 100 years after collection was launched. “A new website hosting thousands of Nottingham photographs will be launched from 1 November 2018, one hundred years after the city’s photographic collection was established…. Images include some of the oldest Nottingham photographs from the 1850s, taken by Samuel Bourne, as well as many local pictures, engravings and sketches dating from the 1700s onwards.”
West Bridgford Wire: Incredible historical pictures released on Theatre Royal Nottingham digital archive. “Over the past two years, the Theatre Royal’s Creative Learning Team has worked in partnership with the University of Nottingham on a major archive and heritage project entitled Our Theatre Royal Nottingham: Its Stories, People & Heritage, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Today, the team launch an innovative new digital archive documenting 153 years of theatrical history at the venue.”
British Library: Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms online. “Ahead of the Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, we are delighted to announce that over 200 manuscripts made or owned in England before 1100 can now be viewed in full online on our Digitised Manuscripts website, along with the surviving single-sheet documents produced before the Norman Conquest.”
Motoring Research: Google to create Street View map of London air pollution. “Using two Street View cars, Google will provide detailed data on the state of the city’s air. Their sensors will take readings every 30 metres as the cars trundle around the city. Areas known as pollution blackspots will get static sensors fitted to buildings and lampposts in order to closely monitor fluctuations in air quality (or lack thereof).”