Spatial Technologies and Beyond Text: a workshop
16 March 2011
At the National Railway Museum, York
Friday April 1, 2011, 1pm-5.30pm
Synopsis and aims:
The aim of this informal workshop and discussion is quite simple: to share experiences of using 'spatial technologies' in pursuing projects funded as part of the AHRC's ongoing Beyond Text programme. Four particular Beyond Text projects are represented, and team-members from each will specially to explore how spatial technologies have had particular advantages in helping to take us 'beyond text': for example, in mediating encounter, movement and performance, and in visualizing artefacts, networks and linguistics. Our hope is that the discussion will foster some further future dialogue between our projects and help towards inter-connecting across the Beyond Text programme.
The workshop is open to all who have an interest in these issues, but places are limited so do please register in advance by contacting Matt Thompson (see below). We are pleased to recognise the financial support from the AHRC Beyond Text programme made available for holding this workshop.
1.00pm: Welcome, aims and introductions, lunch
Projects and experiences - some reflections on using 'spatial technologies and going beyond text':
- 2.00pm: Laura Balderstone and Graeme Milne (University of Liverpool) “Mapping memory on the Liverpool waterfront”
- 2.20pm: Jonathan Foster (University of Sheffield), "Riders have spoken: designing and evaluating an archive for replaying interactive performances"
- 2.40pm: Keith Lilley (Queen's University Belfast) and Elliott Hall (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, KCL), "Multimedia mappings of medieval Britain: the 'Linguistic Geographies' experience"
- 3.00pm: Matt Thompson (University of York), "Mapping, mobility and marketing: potential applications of GIS in the understanding of railway place-marketing"
3.20pm: Break: tea and coffee
3.45pm: Commentary and discussion, Chair: Ian Gregory (University of Lancaster)
5.00pm: Conclusions and next steps, Chairs: Keith Lilley and Matt Thompson
Places are limited and so will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To register for a place, please email Matt Thompson by TUESDAY MARCH 29.
To find the NRM, details can be found at: http://www.nrm.org.uk/