BBC History reports on Keele project


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Posted on 23 March 2015
This month's copy of BBC History, Britain's bestselling history magazine with a circulation of nearly 90,000, carries an article which reports on one of Keele's collaborative research projects, an online edition of the medieval Gascon Rolls.
 
Raising awareness of a seriously academic enterprise amongst a wider public audience is one of the challenges facing the digital Humanities.
 
Dr Simon Harris, Keele's researcher, and his Gascon collaborator, Dr Guilhem Pepin of Southampton University, tell the story of 'The English Colony in Deepest France', a Gascony supported in part by an English fondness for claret and an anti-French loyalty to England amongst Bordeaux merchants.
 
The article also reports on local English knights, such as Sir William Mainwaring, buried at Acton outside Nantwich - the church rebuilt on the profits of service in south-western France.
 
The site http://www.gasconrolls.org/en/, now also has a French version which reflects collaborations with French institutions and a target French audience.

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