This one day event looking at the use of geospatial data and tools in the cultural heritage domain took place on Wednesday 7th March 2012 at Maughan Library, part of Kings College London. The full liveblog of the day can be accessed here. Images of the event are on Flickr here.
An invited group of speakers explored how digitised cultural heritage content (broadly defined) can be exploited through geographical approaches and the types of tools and techniques that can be used with geo-referenced/geotagged content.
Issues we asked our speakers to consider included:
- selection of maps/materials
- issues of accuracy and precision
- staff and technical requirements
The format was a mix of formal presentation and ‘unconference’ informal and you can see who came along in person via our eventbrite page: http://geocult.eventbrite.com/
The event was ‘amplified’ by social media (live blogging, tweeting) and videoed and audio recorded for subsequent download (coming soon!). If you are tweeting about the event or event materials please use the #geocult hashtag or the generic #jiscgeco project hashtag.
This section will be further updated with links to presentations/recordings shortly.
9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and coffee
10:10 – 10:30 Michael Charno, Archaeology Data Service, Grey Literature at the ADS
10:30 – 10:50 Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh, Trading Consequences
10:50 – 11:10 Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth, OldMapsonline.org
Images and audio recording of this talk will be available soon. The best place to find out more about OldMapsOnline is to take a look and explore their website.
11:10 – 11:130 Coffee and comfort break
11:30 – 11:50 Stuart Nicol, University of Edinburgh, Visualising Urban Geographies
11:50 – 12:10 Jamie McLauglin, University of Sheffield, Locating Londons Past
12:10 – 12:30 Ashley Dhanani & David Jeevenrampillais, UCL,“Classifying historical business directory data: issues of translation between geographical and ethnographic contributions to a community PPGIS project”
See also the Adaptable Suburbs project website.
LUNCH & ‘Unconference’
14:00 – 14:20 Chris Fleet, National Library of Scotland, Developments at the NLS
14:20 – 14:40 Rebekkah Abraham, We Are What We Do, HistoryPin
14:40 – 15:00 Stuart Macdonald, University of Edinburgh, AddressingHistory
See also the AddressingHistory blog mentioned in Stuart’s presentation.
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE & THEMED BREAKOUT DISSUSSIONS
15:30 – 15:40 Report back
15:40 – 16:00 Kate Jones, University of Portsmouth, Stepping Into Time
See also the Mapping the Blitz Bomb Census Blog as mentioned in Kate’s talk.
16:00 – 16:20 Natalie Pollecutt and Deborah Leem, Wellcome Library, Putting Medical Officer of Health Reports on the Map
16:20 – 16:40 Stuart Dunn, KCL, Digital Exposure of English Place-Names (DEEP)
See also the DEEP project blog.
16:40 – 17:00 Summary and Close
You can browse through all of the discussion around this event via our Storify archive. If you comment via Twitter, your blog, etc. using the #geocult tag we’ll update the Storify to include your comments!
This event was organised by the JISC GECO project with the help and support of the Centre for e-Research at Kings College London who have also provided our lovely venue for the day. We would also like to acknowledge all of the projects who have supported the development of this event, including those sending speakers or representatives along.
- Liveblog of the day: http://geco.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2012/03/07/liveblog-geospatial-in-the-cultural-heritage-domain-past-present-future/
- EventBrite booking page: http://geocult.eventbrite.com/
- Storify archive for the event: http://storify.com/jiscgeco/geospatial-in-the-cultural-heritage-domain-past-pr
- Kate Jones’ blog post on the event: Review of Geocultures event – Geospatial in heritage domain
- Old Maps Online have mentioned us in their blog post: Review of Old Maps Online Launch
- A Vision of Britain Through Time has also mentioned us in a related post: Reflecting on the Launch of Old Maps Online