Denys Hay Lecture 2016
If a Time Machine could take us back into the past, what kinds of Place Machine might transport us into historic landscapes?
Prof. Catherine Clarke (University of Southampton) will explore the tools and practices through which medieval places are made and experienced, both in the Middle Ages and today. She will draw on new research produced by an AHRC-funded digital heritage project on Swansea, bringing together a medieval text – witness statements recalling the hanging of a Welsh outlaw and his miraculous revival – with digital tools such as GIS mapping and 3D visualisation, as well as heritage interpretation for wider public audiences. City Witness: Place and Perspective in Medieval Swansea. http://www.medievalswansea.ac.uk/en/
Examining both the medieval witness depositions and modern research processes, the talk will ask questions about the intersections of experience, memory and imagination in the production and representation of place.
A reception will follow at 6.45 in the Project Room, School of Literature, Languages and Cultures, 50 George Square). All welcome.