[Humanist] 28.351 events: mapping; big data

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 24 07:32:41 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 351.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Tessa Whitehouse <m.t.whitehouse at qmul.ac.uk>              (16)
        Subject: Mapping the Humanities 6 October

  [2]   From:    "Blanke, Tobias" <tobias.blanke at kcl.ac.uk>                 (6)
        Subject: Herrenhausen Big Data Conference

        Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:57:49 +0100
        From: Tessa Whitehouse <m.t.whitehouse at qmul.ac.uk>
        Subject: Mapping the Humanities 6 October

You are warmly invited to the first QMUL Digital Humanities seminar in our new home on Monday 6 October

Mapping the Humanities: innovations in presenting historic content spatially and digitally 

This seminar will present the collaborative work of Adam Matthew Digital and Axis Maps, both award-winning publishers of interactive digital resources in the humanities. It will demonstrate the added value technology can bring to humanities research, by discussing ground-breaking interactive maps published as part of Adam Matthew’s primary source collections. The speakers will explore the way in which interactive maps can be used to facilitate the interpretation of primary sources in new and exciting ways that are only possible within the sphere of digital humanities. The talk will demonstrate how mapping has been used in different ways to support different types of primary sources, from Blitz diaries (Mass Observation Online) to Victorian cartography (London Low Life) and logbooks of sea voyages (China, America and the Pacific).

 About the speakers

Martha Fogg is Publishing Director of Adam Matthew, a publisher of digital resources supporting research and teaching in the humanities. Adam Matthew’s primary source collections cover a multitude of topics from Medieval social history to 20th century consumer culture, and feature a broad range of sources including manuscripts, rare books, artworks, objects and film. Martha joined Adam Matthew in 2005 and has degrees from UCL and Royal Holloway, University of London.

 David Heyman is Managing Director and founder of Axis Maps. Originally formed out of the graduate program in Cartography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, Axis Maps designs and builds award-winning custom maps and visualization tools for a diverse range of clients including Emirates Airlines, The New York Times, Harvard University, and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. 

 Time: 5.30 – 7pm

Place: Senior Common Room, ArtsTwo Building, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS 

[Travel instructions: Central Line or District Line to Mile End. Exit tube station, turn left down Mile End Road, cross Burdett Road, go under the Mile End Green Bridge (a large yellow bridge), over the canal, and enter the college through the East Gate. Take the first left round ArtsOne and past the Nuevo Burial Ground to ArtsTwo—35 on the attached map]


Dr Tessa Whitehouse
Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature
School of English and Drama
Queen Mary, University of London
London E1 4HG

        Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:04:51 +0000
        From: "Blanke, Tobias" <tobias.blanke at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Herrenhausen Big Data Conference

Dear all

Last year the Volkswagen Stiftung organised a Digital Humanities conference in Hanover. This year it is Big Data: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/downloads/programme/2015_Veranstaltungsprogramme/HK_Big_Data_Program.pdf 

The programme includes exciting speakers like Christine Borgman, Clifford Lynch, Dirk Helbing and others.

I was asked by the organisers to alert our PostDocs and 'young researchers' that there are specific travel grants (http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/downloads/programme/2015_Veranstaltungsprogramme/HK_Big_Data_Call.pdf), which will allow you to visit the beautiful city of Hanover for this conference. The city is not as bad as its reputation.


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