Legacies of British Slave-ownership
Client: University College London.
Eric's role: Historical Affiliate
Status: April 2013.
Trinity House Collection, Leith
Client: Historic Scotland.
Eric's role: Historical Researcher
Status: January 2012.
Pirates & The Scots
Client: Researchers' Night 2010, University of St Andrews.
Eric's role: Podcast.
Status: Published September 2010.
Scottish Life and Society: Transport and Communication
Client: European Ethnological Research Centre, University of Edinburgh.
Eric's role: Chapter.
Status: Available early 2010.
Women on the Platform: Mobilising Scotland to end Black Slavery in America
Client: National Library of Scotland.
Eric's role: Organiser, contributor and speaker.
Deliverable: One day seminar looking at the role of women in Scotland in bringing an end to the support for and practice of enslaving Africans.
Status: Delivered October 2008.
Scotland and the Abolition of the Slave Trade Online
Client: Learning & Teaching Scotland (2006).
Eric's role: Historical Advisor and Author.
Deliverable: Developing commentary with visuals for online screen site suitable for school children aged 9–14 (with teachers notes) compatible with 'Curriculum for Excellence' standards.
Status: Delivered February 2007 and now online.
Commemorative Pamphlet to mark the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Client: Scottish Executive Social Justice Department (2006).
Eric's role: Historical Researcher (with Rev. Dr. Iain Whyte).
Deliverable: Research and report on 'Scottish involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition in 1807'.
Status: Research data accepted November 2006 – pamphlet (produced by third party) circulated in March 2007.
High Court of Admiralty of Scotland Records Project
Client: Early Scottish Maritime Exchange (2005).
Eric's role: Historical interpreter and marketing manager together with Sue Mowat (compiler and author).
Deliverable: Bring to market an electronically searchable catalogue and guide of this major Scottish archive.
Status: Now available on CD–ROM.
The Edinburgh Castle – Queen Anne's Vault Project
Client: Historic Scotland (2004).
Eric's role: Historical Researcher and Advisor.
Deliverable: Identify and compile historical archives and images on major groups of eighteenth century prisoners of war whose graffiti covers the wooden prison doors.
Status: The exhibition is now open to the public. The historical data was also incorporated in accompanying booklet – Edinburgh Castle: Prisoners of War.
Lloyd's Register of Shipping – Millennium Project
Client: Lloyd's Register of Shipping Marketing Department (1998–2000)
Eric's role: Historical Associate
Deliverable: Two database versions of the first 1764 Register of Shipping: 1. in its original format; 2. an enhanced version where core data is matched with the other contemporary records. With accompanying illustrated manual and textbook. All suitable for promotional, commercial & educational purposes.
Status: Deliverables submitted November 1999.
Trans–Atlantic Slave Trade Project (2002)
Client: The Wilberforce Trust (University of Hull) in partnership with the Du Bois Institute of Harvard University.
Eric's role: Researcher.
Deliverable: Report on the availability of data held in Scottish archives on surgeons who had graduated at a Scottish University and later served on slave ships.
Status: Review submitted 2002.