HSBC Archives has posted three short videos (10 min each aprox) on the history of the bank
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You will find a brief description on our website (http://ials.sas.ac.uk/news/Legal_Records_at_Risk_project_at_IALS.htm), but to give you a little more background our terms of reference and intended outcomes are attached. We hope, in short, to provide practical assistance to institutions specialised to law which may be seeking advice on how to manage their institutional records, dispose of those for which they have no further business need and preserve those of value for posterity. We believe that the records of such institutions may provide a rich resource for historians in many fields (academic, legal, social, geographic etc) and that they should therefore not be overlooked by researchers. Many institutions specialised to law are, of course, also businesses, hence my email to you.
It appears from our preliminary research that legal business records are more at risk now than in the past. Most local archive repositories, as I am sure you know, are exceedingly strapped for cash in the current economic climate and may have to start refusing to accept business records unless a) businesses assume more responsibility for the sensible listing and conservation of their records prior to transfer and/or b) the archives are given some financial incentive to collect the records eg a donation by the businesses to help cover the cost of transfer and preservation.
I don’t think it is in anyone’s interest to see a black hole appearing in the UK’s legal/business history, given the enormous research potential of the records, and I see our project as having mutually beneficial effects for researchers, ourselves and archives. It would be valuable to hear your Associations views on all this, and particularly useful to find out just how business historians view the research potential of records of solicitors, barristers, arbiters, legal executives etc.
Associate Research Fellow and Project Manager
Legal Records at Risk Project
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
School of Advanced Study
Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square
clare.cowling @ sas.ac.uk
CEPAL: América Latina y el Caribe cumplió varias metas clave de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM)Publicado: 02.10.2015
En un nuevo informe, la #CEPAL concluye que América Latina y el Caribe cumplió varias metas clave de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), punto de partida para la nueva agenda 2030 de desarrollo sostenible que se aprobará a fines de mes.
The teaching section of EH.net is currently collecting syllabi from recently taught courses in economic history. Syllabi on any aspect of economic history at the graduate or undergraduate level are welcome. Please email Cong Liu at the University of Arizona (congliu) with your submission, university where the course was taught, general area and time period of the material (e.g., United States after 1860, Interwar Europe, etc), and the level of instruction (e.g., undergraduate or graduate). Finally, please put "EH.net Syllabus" in the subject line.
Price Fishback and Cong Liu
Economic History Association
I have posted my historical GIS transportation SHP files for the Lower 48 states from this nation’s founding through (approximately) 1911 on my www site https://my.vanderbilt.edu/jeremyatack/data-downloads/. Each transportation mode–canals, steamboat-navigated (as opposed to navigable) rivers, and railroads–has its own archive ZIP file which contains the complete series of files (projection, database and polyline files, etc.) required by ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro. These are collectively referred to as “a SHP file” though there are actually multiple files for each mode of transportation. Once unpacked, these files for each SHP must be kept together and should only be edited using a GIS program. If corrupted, the entire SHP file will become unusable.
The metadata file (.XML) briefly describes the contents of each SHP, the manner in which it was created, and summarizes any edits since these files were originally posted. Issues relating to the creation of these SHP files are discussed in much greater detail in the documentation file also appearing at https://my.vanderbilt.edu/jeremyatack/data-downloads/.
For Jeremy Atack’s GIS Transportation SHP files, visit: