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Map Orkney Month: Imagining archaeological mappings paper published

Map Orkney Month: Imagining archaeological mappings has just been published in a new open access online journal Livingmaps Review (Vol. 1, No. 1). This is based on my contribution to the Public Archaeology 2015 project, in which 6 archaeologists and … Continue reading

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Map Orkney Month final thoughts: Multi-vocal cartography and the collaborative re-imagining of place.

Originally posted on Public Archaeology 2015:
After a month of collaborative mapping a new map of Orkney has been created. By thinking big, Map Orkney Month seems to have captured people’s imagination. Our map looks like Orkney, however it is far…

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Map Orkney Month final contributions: Pict’s houses, Little Pete and feeding the Flotta penguins

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Nic Thake: Shapinsay – Stromness 21/03     Sometimes the best trails make use of an opportunity to combine lots of elements. This trail brought together Shapinsay’s electric car, a return crossing on the ferry…

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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 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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