Mapping Sexual and Reproductive Health in the United Kingdom
- Project status
- Academy Research Projects
Dr Anne Hanley
Co-Applicant: Professor Gayle Davis
University of Birmingham
This is a collaborative digital-humanities project, bringing together historical data and web-based mapping technology. It will support the creation of a prototype database and interactive visualisation tool (VT) that maps Britain’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) across the twentieth century. The SRH being mapped includes state-funded and charitable services; activism; religious and community organisations; and the movement of diseases, people, technologies and ideas.
The project has five aims:
- Design a prototype database that would be scalable and sufficiently flexible to host significant qualitative and quantitative SRH data
- Locate and assemble data into the prototype database
- Link a dynamic, interactive VT to the prototype database
- Use the prototype database and VT to enable innovative analysis and improve public understandings of the development of Britain’s SRH across the twentieth century
- Use the prototype database and VT as the basis for a bid for a Wellcome Discovery Award.