Registration Open: Digital Mapping Workshop, 2 June 2017


We are delighted to announce a workshop on Digital Mapping, supported by Cardiff University’s Data Innovation Research Institute. From the reconfiguration of historic maps to the visualisation of new data, digital mapping has been adopted in exciting and innovative ways, as the projects showcased in this workshop demonstrate. The speakers will outline the decisions they made about how and what to ‘map’, the methodologies used and the challenges they faced. By exploring these projects and ideas, the workshop will locate digital mapping as a dynamic and collaborative space that radically changes the meanings of what is, and can be, mapped.

Speakers: Jon Anderson, Christopher Fleet, Einion Gruffudd, Ian Harvey, Chris Jones, James Loxley, Rachel Murphy, Matthew Sangster, Joanna Taylor.

Organisers: Julia Thomas, Anthony Mandal.

Registration is free for delegates but places are very limited. The deadline for registration is midday, 26 May 2017. Please register via Eventbrite by visiting:


All sessions take place in Room 0.31 of the John Percival Building, Cardiff University. Registration and lunch will be in the Coffee Shop of the John Percival Building.

09.30–10.00 Coffee and registration
10.00–10.15 Introductions
10.15–11.45 Panel 1: Literary Maps

  • James Loxley (University of Edinburgh), ‘Creating a Digital Literary Cityscape: LitLong Edinburgh’
  • Jon Anderson (Cardiff University), ‘Geolocations and Depth: Creating the Digital Literary Atlas of Wales’
  • Joanna Taylor (Lancaster University), ‘Deep Mapping and Close Reading: Literary GIS’
11.45-12.00 Coffee
12.00–13.30 Panel 2: New Maps

  • Rachel Murphy (University College Cork), ‘Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures’
  • Mike Jones (University of Bristol), ‘OutStories’
  • Ian Harvey (Cardiff University), ‘Mapping in the Social Sciences: Wiserd’
13.30–14.30 Lunch
14.30–15.30 Panel 3: Old Maps

  • Christopher Fleet (National Library of Scotland), ‘Collaborations with JavaScript and Old Maps’
  • Einion Gruffudd (National Library of Wales), ‘The Cynefin Project’
15.30–15.45 Tea
15.45–16.30 Hands-on Session

  • Matthew Sangster (University of Glasgow), ‘Digital Routes through Romantic London’
16.30–17.00 Coffee/final thoughts/farewells


Digital Culture Events in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Citizen Media and the Perils of Technology Shifts

Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, Global Voices

Tuesday, 1st March 2016 at 4pm in Rm 0.14, Bute Building

Commercial social media platforms and their shaping of online speech now dominate citizen media, and shift how we write, speak and make images. The concomitant decline of the single-author blog points to a shift away from coherent online writing and toward fragmented online speech, visual conversation and increasingly, closed group conversations not accessible by search. We will examine the implications for social media reporting and public conversation, and consider possible future directions for this tech shift.

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society: UK State-Media-Citizen Relations after the Snowden Leaks

Arne Hintz and Lina Dencik, Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society project

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 at 4pm in Rm 0.05, Bute Building

The 18-month ESRC-funded research project Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society has explored the nature, opportunities and challenges of digital citizenship in light of the governmental surveillance measures revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Four research teams investigated the responses to the Snowden leaks in the areas of policy, technology, civil society and news media, and they analysed implications for civil rights, the public understanding of surveillance, the accountability of government, the security of technical infrastructure, and the roles and responsibilities of journalists. The project’s investigators will present final results.