• Patterns in the Court: The application of English Admiralty Court records to the study of C17th social, material and economic history

    Author(s):
    Colin Greenstreet (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Open-source historical mapping
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Europe, History
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Early Modern Britain Seminar
    Meeting Org.:
    University of Oxford
    Meeting Loc.:
    Merton College
    Meeting Date:
    November 13th 2014
    Tag(s):
    17th Century, collaboration, Early modern studies, European history, Public humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6331G
    Abstract:
    The records of the English High Court of Admiralty offer an outstanding primary source for the study of C17th social, material and economic history. The geographic scope of the Court's jurisdiction was international, and the Court's records are of relevance to the study of English, continental European, Mediterranean, Atlantic and Asian history. Substantial archival records of the Court survive at the National Archives, Kew, but have been relatively neglected by historians. The main reasons for this neglect have been a lack of metadata, poor finding aids, and the absence of published transcriptions. The MarineLives project was established in 2012 to collaboratively transcribe, annotate and link the records of the Court from 1650-1669. This seminar paper introduces the MarineLives project, presents and characterises the High Court of Admiralty archive, shows examples of research based on the archive, and suggests areas for scholarly research and collaboration
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