The Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust's
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 14th May – 6.00pm
Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson’s Entry,
The Tun, Holyrood Road
Closely followed at 6.45 pm by
Close Encounters: A Look at the Closes, Wynds and
Streets of 1635 Edinburgh
A talk and discussion with Dr Aaron Allen on his work mapping the Old Town’s social history as part of a ground-breaking digital atlas which will be free to all members of the public.
Dr Aaron Allen is an urban historian at the University of Edinburgh. As part of the team working on the Mapping Edinburgh's Social History (MESH) project, his research focuses on mapping the houses and businesses recorded in the 1635 tax record.
Dr Allen will be speaking briefly on the challenges faced by researchers in looking at the changing warren of streets which crisscrossed the early modern capital, as well as the wider MESH project and the atlases it will produce.