19 October 2015 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Graduate School TR6 (GRS/01/009)
Queen's University Belfast
University Road, Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN

Are Time and Place part of your research?
Do You want to Explore Innovative Ways of Visualising Your Research to Open New Doors for Understanding for You or your Audience?This is the workshop you want to be at.

Although there is no charge for this event, spaces are limited so you must register in advance for this event to guarantee a seat. Please register for this event.
knightESRIIncreasingly, humanities scholars are exploring their research materials using spatial and temporal cues. Plotting when and where events took place, helps to expose patterns previously hidden and to suggest their own hypotheses for further investigation. These simple and powerful tools leverage and mine aspects of your own data to aid in analysis and presentation of your humanities research data. They create innovative, rich storytelling environments that challenge conventional means of communication. In this short seminar participants will explore 4 novel tools that can bring new dimensions to your existing research plans.
TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually,rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations.
JuxtaposeJS helps storytellers compare two pieces of similar media, including photos, and gifs. It’s ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (grown of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.).
It is free, easy to use, and works on all devices. All you need to get started are links to the images you’d like to compare.
StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It is a new tool, yet stable in our development environment, and it has a friendly authoring tool.
ESRI StoryMaps combine interactive maps and multimedia content into elegant user experiences. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your stories.
This seminar would be of interest to wide side variety of scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences that work with digital objects currently or are considering their applicability to a larger research project.
The structure of this seminar is such that no prior experience with any of these digital tools is presumed and is intended to provide some background in what these tools might offer so that participants can judge whether it would be benefit to investigate them more deeply.
No advance preparation for this seminar is necessary.
Although there is no charge for this event, spaces are limited so you must register in advance for this event to guarantee a seat. Please register for this event.