[GeoHumanities SIG] Fwd: Early Modern Thames Maphackathon

Kathy Weimer khw2 at rice.edu
Tue Jan 17 16:35:17 CET 2017

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Today's Topics:

    1. 30.648 divergent applications (Humanist Discussion Group)
    2. 30.649 events: languages; Maphackathon; tools;	DH in New York
       City (Humanist Discussion Group)


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Subject: [Humanist] 30.649 events: languages; Maphackathon; tools;	DH
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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 649.
             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:34:54 +0000
         From: Colin Greenstreet <colin.greenstreet at googlemail.com>
         Subject: The Early Modern Thames Maphackathon

Early Modern Thames Maphackathon, February 11th-12th, 2017, Museum of
London Docklands; Maphackathon: Launch Event & Mini-Hack, Wednesday,
January 25th, 2017 at British Library


It is now just under four weeks until the Early Modern Thames Maphackathon
in the third floor Quayside room at the Museum of London Docklands
(Saturday, February 11th, 2017 (9 am to 6 pm) and Sunday, February 12th,
2017 (9 am to 6 pm). The Quayside room is in the converted No. 1 warehouse
of the museum. Built in 1802 as a sugar and rum warehouse, there are views
from the Quayside room of the Canary Wharf skyline, together with the West
India import quay and dock. The museum's galleries and map collection will
afford an excellent source of inspiration to hackers.

Providing we can secure a sponsor for a Saturday evening reception, there
will be a reception on Saturday, February 11th (6.30 pm to 8.30 pm), with
drinks in a gallery adjacent to the Quayside room, a keynote speech and a
panel discussion of the three themes of the maphackathon (1) Modelling &
mapping the built environment of the Early Modern Thames shoreline (2)
Modelling & mapping the Early Modern Thames soundscape (3) Modelling &
mapping the Early Modern Thames smellscape.

Our goal is to build a river-centric analysis of commercial life in C17th
and early C18th London and surronds. We will be creating maps, map layers,
visualisations, soundscapes and smellscapes as tangible outputs. These will
be placed into the Commons and will be published on the website we are
creating for maphackathon output.

Our event will bring together historians, archaeologists, architects and
musicologists, coders, data scientists and GIS specialists. Data are being
contributed by major London GLAM institutions and by the MarineLives

The geographic boundaries of our hack are London Bridge to Woolwich - the
River Thames itself, the tidal foreshore on the north & south banks, the
built environment of the north & south shoreline, and the immediately
adjacent parishes on the north & south banks.

Participation in the Early Modern Thames Maphackathon will be by
invitation. To get on our invitation list, please join our London
Maphackathon Meetup Group, fill out a short profile and register your
interest. We are particularly interested in hearing from geospatially
oriented coders, data scientists and GIS-specialists, who would like to
attend (QGIS, R, & assorted geospatial & data analytical tools most
welcome).. The technical quality of people registering interest in
participating is very high, and includes technically oriented people from
both commerce and academia. You can see our member profiles here:

There is extremely strong interest in the February event and it is
increasingly likely that we will not be able to accomodate all interested
and well qualified potential participants at the event. We therefore
encourage you to register on the London Maphackathon Meetup group as soon
as possible.

Moreover, the strength and quality of the membership of our group is a
powerful signal to potential sponsors that the event is one they should
consider supporting financially.


We are also holding a Maphackathon: Launch Event & Mini-Hack on Wednesday,
January 25th, 2017 in the Foyle Suite, Centre for Conservation, British
Library, London (6 pm to 8 pm). At the launch event we will be presenting
the goals and process of the February hack, announcing our data, technical
and knowledge partners and our financial sponsors, and doing some fun stuff
in a hands on mini-hack - Theme: How to model & map the smellscape of the
Early Modern Thames.

This event is organised by the Maphackathon co-producers and is being
hosted and supported by British Library Labs. We are particularly keen for
coders, data scientists and GIS-specialists to attend this event. We have
twenty remaining places at this event, which is constrained in size by the
mini-hack layout we are using in the Foyle Suite. Twenty people have
already acquired tickets since we started ticketing two days ago..

The launch event is being ticketed on Eventbrite and is by invitation. To
receive an invitation, please register on the London Maphackathon Group.

Register here on the London Maphackathon Group: https://www.meetup.com/m

Best regards,

(on behalf of Colin Greenstreet (co-director, MarineLives, London), Dr
Craig Spence (Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln), Matthias
Mueller-Prove (interface + experience designer, Hamburg) and Oliver Hill
(professional sound enginner, PhD candidate, Trinity College, Dublin the
four organisers of the February event)

Colin Greenstreet

Co-director, MarineLives; co-producer, Early Modern Thames Maphackathon

E:colin.greenstreet at gmail.com

W: http://www.marinelives.org

Twitter: @maphackathon #maphackathon @marinelivesorg

T: +44-20-8883-0135 <+44%2020%208883%200135>

M: +44-(0)7769-340229 <+44%207769%20340229>

Skype: colingreenstreet.marinelives

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