Giles Darkes is a cartographer specialising in thematic mapping.
Formerly a senior lecturer in cartography at Oxford Brookes University, he has worked with the Historic Towns Trust supervising the mapping and publishing side of the Trust's work since 2009. He has worked on many other mapping projects including the Atlas of the World's Languages and An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire.
Making Bristol Medieval
wth Professor Helen Fulton and Giles Darkes
The research project ‘Making Bristol Medieval’, funded by the University of Bristol, aims to re-position Bristol as a medieval city, bringing to light its architectural, topographical, and documentary legacies in ways that appeal to the city’s residents and its many tourists. One important outcome of the project has been the Map of Bristol in 1480, created by a team of local historians and archaeologists and published by the Historic Towns Trust.
In this lecture, project leader and fellow Trustee Professor Helen Fulton, explains the reasons why medieval Bristol was one of the most important cities in Britain in the late Middle Ages. Alongside her in this lecture, the Trust's Cartographic Editor Giles Darkes, cartographer for the map, discusses the challenges of capturing medieval Bristol in the form of a map.
Layers of London Webinar: Creating historical maps
with Giles Darkes
In this webinar, Giles Darkes walks us through the process behind creating historical maps, having created many historical maps of different UK cities, including the Medieval and Tudor maps of London for the Historic Towns Trust.
Who We Are
The Trustees of the Historic Towns Trust form the governing body of the charity and meet four times a year. They include: