Workshop : GIS, data visualisation and open community (Paris, 27-28 january 2014)

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During the training session organized in Ghent (Belgium) over April 2-6, 2013 a variety of aspects relating to research conducted in the digital era were introduced and discussed. Due to the very full agenda, not all topics could be addressed.

The purpose of this session is to complete the discussion related to : Geographic information system (GIS), data visualization and how to build an open community around a project.

Organized by Juliette Hueber (Digital resources specialist, InVisu (CNRS-INHA), Paris, France), and Thierry Lochard (Architect, researcher, Ministère de la culture et de la communication, France )

Local Host : InVisu (CNRS-INHA)

Information : trainingschool

Venue : Institut national d’Histoire de l’art, 2 rue Vivienne  / 6 rue des Petits-Champs 75002 Paris, (France). Salle Walter Benjamin.

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Day 1 – Monday 27 January 2014 – Institut national d’Histoire de l’art, salle Walter Benjamin

Geographic information system

09:00 – 09:30 :           Introduction

09:30 – 10:30 : Jean-Luc Pinol (Professor of contemporary history, École normale supérieure, Lyon, France), Housing and Poor Housing (or Slums) in Paris : town planning and society at stakes (XIXth-XXth centuries).

10:30 – 11:30 : Eric Grosso (MESH (Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History) project in collaboration with historians, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Use of GIS in historical studies: from theory to practice.

11:30 – 12:00 : Break

12:00 – 13:00 : Ghislaine Alleaume (CNRS Director of Research, director of IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence, France) : Mapping a vanished City. A GIS on Ottoman Alexandria, Egypt (16-19th centuries).

13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch

14:30 – 15:15 : Sofie Boonen (Doctoral student at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) : Rethinking the segregated colonial city. Mapping land ownership to reveal the more complex social geography of Lubumbashi (DRC).

15:15 – 16:00 : Ralph Bodenstein (Dr.-Ing., German Archaeological Institute, Cairo, Egypt) : Experiences with GIS for collaborative urban-historical research: The Zokak el-Blat Project in Beirut.

16:00 – 17:00 Ian Gregory  : Crossing boundaries: Using GIS in history and beyond.

Day 2 – Tuesday 28 January 2014 – Institut national d’Histoire de l’art, salle Walter Benjamin

Data visualisation and open community

09:00 – 9:45 : Pierre Mounier (Software Engineer / Web Programmer, InVisu (CNRS-INHA), Paris, France)  : Tricks and tools for data visualisation.

09:45 – 10:30 : Rachel Lee (Assistant professor, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Germany) : Visualising Otto Koenigsberger’s Personal and Professional Networks in Exile.

10:30 – 11:00 : Break

11:00 – 12:00 : Julien Dorra (Museomix Co-Founder) : Building an open community around your project.