English Landscape History


English landscape history can be said to have originated at Leicester.  Pioneered by W.G. Hoskins--who was able to establish both the discipline's academic creditials and popularize the subject at the same time--landscape history remains a cornerstone of what has become known worldwide as the 'Leicester approach' to local history.

Our latest venture is a partnership with Google.  Using their technical wizardry and global reach, we are looking to take English landscape history to new audiences, delivered in new and innovative ways.  The University of Leicester is proud to be the first UK institution of its kind to work with Google on a new app called Field Trip.  Field Trip works by presenting information, via their mobile devices, serendipitously to users of the app based on their location.  

Specifically we are contributing to Field Trip's 'Local History' and 'Historical Events' strands.  And we want you to help.  On these pages you will find information about how Field Trip works, examples of some of the 'cards' or entries we have already produced, details on how to create your own cards, and an electronic submission form making it easy for you to become a contributor to this project. 


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