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The Survey of London launches 'Histories of Whitechapel' website

20 September 2016

Survey of London, photographer: Derek Kendall

The Survey of London, based at The Bartlett School of Architecture, has launched an innovative, interactive new website entitled ‘Histories of Whitechapel’ and is inviting anyone with an interest in or experiences of Whitechapel's long and rich history to contribute.

The map-based website, designed with The Bartlett's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), aims to be a collaborative and experimental resource, collecting memories, photographs, drawings and film together with the Survey’s own historical research on the area.

By contributing knowledge and experiences, participants can help the Survey of London bring together diverse and personal histories of the buildings, streets and neighbourhoods of Whitechapel.

Visitors can explore the map and click on any building to discover more about its rich history of housing, commerce, religion and entertainment, wealth and poverty, dissent, reform and conflict, or sign up and share their own material.

The ‘Histories of Whitechapel’ website will be an active, evolving project for the next two years, after which the findings will be published as volume 54 in the Survey’s series of detailed studies of London.

Visit the ‘Histories of Whitechapel’ website here: www.surveyoflondon.org