4 May 2017, Cardiff University
The second symposium of the Cardiff Digital Cultures Network focused on the future(s) of the archive, the translation from analogue to digital archives and the impact of born-digital archives on our understanding of such constructs. Organised by Dr Jenny Kidd and Prof. Hanna Diamond, we were delighted to bring together a range of scholars from across the UK, who are working at the heart of these questions, while undertaking exciting projects that unbind the archive in a numerous ways. Following a brief introduction to the agenda and ambitions of the Digital Network by its director, Prof. Anthony Mandal, the full day of talks by a dozen speakers began, with subjects including women’s history, Victorian illustration, medicine, community participation, locative experiences and creative engagements with large academic databases. Continue reading
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: https://digital-mapping.eventbrite.co.uk.
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.
||Coffee and registration
||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’
||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’
||Panel 3: Old Maps
- Einion Gruffudd (National Library of Wales), ‘The Cynefin Project’
- Matthew Sangster (University of Glasgow), ‘Digital Routes through Romantic London’