Monthly Archives: March 2015

Imaginary tours of Orkney from Elsewhere: Mapping archipelagos in East London

Originally posted on Public Archaeology 2015:
Before moving to London in 2012 we lived on the Åland Islands, population 28,000 and with a similar population density to Orkney. Bearing that sense of scale in mind and with London large and sprawling…

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Map Orkney Month Week 4: Winding the clock, drawing Stromness and imaginary journeys from elsewhere

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Lara, Leah, Sally, Maria, Lizzie, Kyle, Mary, Saini and James: Imaginary tours of Orkney from elsewhere in the UK 01, 07, 08/03 In response to the idea to create imaginary sites to add to the…

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Map Orkney Month Week 3: Groatee buckies, budgies and re-forming the pearl

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Norna Sinclair: Stromness 12/03 A VERY windy start to the day and an invigorating walk to the viewpoint on top of Brinkies Brae, looking over Stromness to Hoy. Continuing on round the west shore and…

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Map Orkney Month Week 2: Re-imagined journeys, gale force winds & a postcard from Sanday

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Rebecca Marr: Stromness – Kirkwall 04/03 When, after my commute from Stromness, I arrive at Orkney Library and Archives in Kirkwall the journey begins. Travelling in my workroom I can cover astonishing distances, Papay and…

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Final Call: phonebox conferencing and mapping obsolescence

Originally posted on Public Archaeology 2015:
Tourists love them. Folk over 35 probably have fond memories of using them. In an emergency one could just save your life. But when did you last call to or from a red phonebox? Let’s…

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Map Orkney Month Week 1: Ponies, pearls and pancakes at Purtabreck

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Jo Inkster: Rousay 01/03 A typical Sunday on the farm for this time of year. Cattle feeding duties followed by a wet and windy hack out on my favourite horse Storm. Rode out to the…

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Map your world for a day during March – Map Orkney Month starts today.

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Map Orkney Month starts today and will run for the whole of March. The aim is to create a new map of Orkney based on everyday journeys and places that people map for a day.…

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