Deep Maps Cork

Exploring the Digital Project Lifecycle with Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures

Location: DH Active Learning Space, Food Science Building 4.58
Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Time: 12pm (presentations last ~45mins, followed by discussion)


Developing a digital project requires thoughtful planning from start to finish. Taking the Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures project as a case study, Rachel Murphy and Orla-Peach Power will discuss digital aspects of their work on this interdisciplinary initiative, using the project lifecycle as a framework. The aim is to provide a working example of a digital project, and to encourage group discussion on the practicalities involved in designing managing and developing a digital humanities project.

About the Colloquium

University College Cork’s Digital Arts & Humanities Research Colloquium draws speakers from across Cork’s research community (and sometimes beyond). Comprised of subject experts and postgraduate students, the event fosters multidisciplinary exchange while exposing students and faculty to new concepts, methods, and projects.

About the Speakers

DRachel Murphyr Rachel Murphy is working as a post-doctoral researcher on the Deep Maps project, having recently completed a PhD in Digital Humanities through the School of History here at University College Cork. Her doctoral research examined the interaction of space, place and community on four locations on the Courtown Estate, 1649-1977. She used Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to map the evolution of the estate. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Oxford where she studied English Language and Literature. She holds a Higher Diploma in GIS from University College Cork, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an MA in the History of Family from the University of Limerick. She is a member of the Irish Historic Town Atlas Project’s Digital Working Group.

Orla-Peach Power

Orla-Peach Power is a recent graduate of the MA in Digital Arts and Humanities at University College Cork where she studied the application of photogrammetry in recording at risk commemorative stone monuments from the sixteenth – seventeenth centuries respectively. During this time Orla-Peach developed skills in content management, 3D visualisation techniques and GIS. She has recently begun her PhD within the same discipline to assess the role of 3D visualisation techniques on a larger dataset within the West Cork area. Orla-Peach will be responsible for visualising and disseminating the range of data collated as part of the Deep Maps project, and is also charged with the task of developing and maintaining social media content.