Mercredi | Wednesday
18 Janvier | January 18, 2023
Mapping Oral History with Atlascine and Sensibility Mapping
with Sébastien Caquard, Élise Olmédo & Emory Shaw
This webinar will present two innovative cartographic approaches designed to map collections of stories and interviews. The first one will be structured around Atlascine, a free, online and open-source software developed to map collections of stories. Through the full interaction between media and maps, Atlascine offers new ways of navigating within and between audiovisual stories. Here, the map is envisioned not only as a way to reveal places as described in stories, but also to expand the possibilities of accessing, listening, visualizing and connecting these stories. The second cartographic approach will be devoted to the exploration of the inner parts of these stories using "sensibility mapping.” Sensibility mapping is a creative way of investigating the intimate, emotional and personal dimensions of stories. Through this webinar, participants can expect to familiarise themselves with the potential, limits and complementarity of both approaches to expand the access to (corpuses of) interviews.
Sébastien Caquard is the lead co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling | Centre d'histoire orale et de récits numérisés (COHDS) at Université Concordia University (since 2020) and a professor in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University. His research lies at the intersection between mapping, technologies and the humanities. In his research, he seeks to explore how maps can help better understanding the complex relationships that exist between places and narratives. This research involves mapping a range of narratives such as oral stories from exiles and from Indigenous people, as well as literary texts and fiction films.
Élise Olmedo is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University. She defended her Ph.D. in Geography in 2015 at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. The topic of her thesis centers on the ability of cartography and mapping to represent the world of emotions, sensations and affective atmospheres, which are usually left behind by classical maps. Her current work deals with theoretical and empirical practices to develop the concept of sensibility mapping (cartographie sensible in French) as a research-creation tool based on a processual approach.
Emory Shaw is a PhD student at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) pursuing research on the housing pathways of young adults and the use of map-based methods at the intersection of individual and collective urban processes. In previous and ongoing work, he coordinates development for the Atlascine platform and its related research applications. He also teaches courses in geospatial technologies and cartography in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University.
The Innovating with Collections Online project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program.