Mapping Information with and without Geography: Approaches to Data Visualization and Structure in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: e-Science in the Arts and Humanities

30 September, 09 10:00 AM - 01 October, 09 04:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Stuart Dunn and Julie Tolmie
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Numerous recent research applications in the arts, humanities and social sciences have included methodologies for structuring and/or visualizing data, which in some way relate to mapping. These have highlighted interesting general research questions. How, for example, do geographic approaches to mapping data (such as georeferencing) relate at a conceptual level with non-geographic approaches such as topic mapping? What requirements are humanists, information scientists and social scientists likely to come across when seeking to map large quantities of combined geographic and non geographic information? Such work also contains much potential for mapping things which have historically proved difficult to assess, such as the impact of funding programmes and policies.

This workshop will bring together a small group of expert practitioners and researchers to consider these questions, and currently available methodologies for addressing them.

Target Audience

This meeting is intended for Academics with interests in mapping, structuring and visualizing data.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 10:00 Wednesday 30 September 2009 and close at 16:00 on Thursday 01 October 2009.

A programme is available at: http://wiki.esi.ac.uk/Mapping_information


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Important Dates

23 Jun - Registration Opens
23 Sep - Registration Deadline
23 Sep - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
30 Sep - Event Starts at 10:00hrs


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