Detail of a plan for the pleasure grounds thought to be of about 1724. © Reproduced with the kind permission of Norfolk Record Office

'Historic England Research' Digital Magazine Issue 7 Out Now

Discovery, innovation and science in the historic environment

'Historic England Research' magazine is a great way to keep up to date with research by Historic England and partners. It is available both as web page and a PDF magazine- both of which are free to access.

Issue 7 https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/ features designed landscapes, maritime heritage, archaeology, heritage science and introduces our new Research Agenda.

Here's my take on the articles in this issue:

‘We Die Like Brothers’: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/we-die-like-brothers/  Research into the tragic sinking of troopship the Mendi, which links First World War archaeology with equality and social justice.

Three-dimensional Visualisation of HMS Falmouth’. Explaining the "tech" behind Bringing a First World War shipwreck back to life. https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/three-dimensional-visualisation-hms-falmouth/

‘England’s Protected Wreck Sites’  creating virtual dive trails for non-divers: Underwater exploration without getting wet! https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/englands-protected-wreck-sites/

“Pride of Place” England's Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) Heritage. Exploring hidden histories that have often been hidden, marginalised or suppressed. https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/pride-of-place/

SEAHA: Science, Engineering, Arts Heritage and Archaeology https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/SEAHA/ Explaining a milestone for heritage science funding and training.

 ‘New Research Agenda Sets Out Our Stall'. The new Historic England agenda provides a goldmine of ideas for researchers https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/new-research-agenda-sets-out-stall/ 

“Houses of Eternal Life”  Understanding England’s Jewish burial grounds, looking at some of the reliqious practices and symbols reflected in them. https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/houses-of-eternal-life/

“Whitehorse Hill Cist, Dartmoor” https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/Whitehorse-Cist-Dartmoor/ A Bronze Age burial with some amazingly well-preserved artefacts made from organic materials provides a glimpse of the skill of Bronze Age craftspeople that seldom survives. 

“Reconstructing the Parkland at Marble Hill House” https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/reconstructing-parkland-marble-hill-house/ Unpicking the history of the parkland by the Thames at Twickenham, possibly a garden designed by Alexander Pope ? There's also a mystery feature in the landscape to identify if you'd like to try your hand at it.

“Understanding Winchester’s Past” A taster of Winchester’s rich heritage that signposts a major new work of synthesis https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/understanding-winchesters-past/

In addition these articles we also include some bonus "website only" pieces.

You can also read the magazine as a PDF if you prefer that formathttps://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/historic-england-research-7/ 

A good reason for also exploring the PDF option is that it contains details of the latest Historic England publications and a discount code for readers to use at the Historic England online bookshop. Handy perhaps for those seasonal bibliophile wish lists?

You can enjoy back issues of the magazine if you've missed them first time around: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/back-issues/

 

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