Events

We are still planning events for 2017/18, and will add details of these to this page as soon as possible.

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Maps and Mapping II – a roundtable

Friday 8th December 2017, 2.30-5pm
Room 3.39 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Maps and Mapping II poster

A follow up from our fully-booked 2014 event ‘Maps and Mapping’, this roundtable will feature a series of presentations followed by general discussion:

Dr Jo Hicks (NUHRI Research Fellow, Newcastle University) – ‘The First (and Last?) Historical Atlas of Music’
Isabel Williams (Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University) – ‘Visualising Data: Exploring digital methods for mapping interpretations of cultural heritage sites’
Karen Rann (Artist) – ‘A History of the Invention of Contour Lines: the contenders’
Dr Russell Foster (Dept. European & International Studies, Kings College London) – ‘Money Can’t Buy Me Love. Mapping Identity in European Currency’
Chair: Professor Sam Turner (History, Classics and Archaeology)

The cartographic imagination is clearly not confined to any single discipline. As the speakers at this event will demonstrate, maps and mapping are now used by researchers and creative practitioners of all stripes. Many of us carry maps in our pockets (on phones, on coins) and we are just as likely to ‘map’ social relations or cyber traffic as walking routes or political boundaries. Given this diversity of objects and approaches, it seems timely to ask what questions are common to academics, artists, and archivists in their dealings with visual representations of places? Is it even accurate to describe maps as primarily visual, or has portable technology changed the way that we – as citizens and scholars – interact with our world and the plans we make of it?

This roundtable seeks to showcase current work and spark a lively debate. If you would like to book your place please email emma.coffield@newcastle.ac.uk as soon as possible as we expect this event to reach capacity!

More information on Karen’s work can be found at https://thegreatlinesproject.wordpress.com/

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Night-time Economies

Friday 16th February 2018, 2.30-5pm
Room 3.39 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Featuring a keynote from Dr Adam Eldridge (History, Sociology and Criminology, University of Westminster) as well as presentations from Dr Robert Shaw (Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University) and others tbc
Chair: Dr Clifton Evers (Media, Culture, Heritage, Newcastle University)

More information about this event, and information about booking, will be added after Christmas – but please do save the date now!

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You can follow our blog and twitter account (@csopnewcastle) to receive updates on events and opportunities throughout the year.
Suggestions for themes, topics and/or speakers for 2017-18 should be sent to Chris Whitehead (chris.whitehead@newcastle.ac.uk) or Emma Coffield (emma.coffield@newcastle.ac.uk).

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