School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Denys Hay Lecture 2016

Event details

If a Time Machine could take us back into the past, what kinds of Place Machine might transport us into historic landscapes?

Key Speaker

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.

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.

Registration is free but ticketed.

A reception will follow at 6.45 in the Project Room, School of Literature, Languages and Cultures, 50 George Square).  All welcome.

May 20 2016 -

Denys Hay Lecture 2016

Annual Denys Hay lecture - Place machines: memory, imagination and the medieval city

University of Edinburgh,
Lecture Theatre 183,
Old College,
South Bridge,
EH8 9YL.