Conference ItemAbstract: Building our discipline has been an ongoing discussion since the early days of ICIDS. From earlier international joint efforts to integrate research from multiple fields of study to today’s endeavours by researchers to provide scholarly works of reference, the discussion on how to continue building Interactive Digital Narratives as a discipline with its own vocabulary, scope, evaluation and methods is far from over. This year, we have chosen to continue this discussion through a panel in order to explore what are the epistemological implications of the multiple disciplinary roots of our field, and what are the next steps we should take as a community.
Bernstein, Mark; Palosaari Eladhari, Mirjam; Koenitz, Hartmut; Louchart, Sandy; Nack, Frank; Martens, Chris; Rossi, Giulia Carla; Bosser, Anne-Gwenn; Millard, David E.
Conference ItemAbstract: This paper describes the creation of the Interactive Narratives collection in the UK Web Archive, as part of the UK Legal Deposit Libraries Emerging Formats Project. The aim of the project is to identify, collect and preserve complex digital publications that are in scope for collection under UK Non-Print Legal Deposit Regulations. This article traces the process of building the Interactive Narratives collection, analysing the different tools and methods used and placing the collection within the wider context of Emerging Formats work and engagement activities at the British Library.
Clark, Lynda; Rossi, Giulia Carla; Wisdom, Stella
Maps, Knowledge and Resilience: Application of ArcGIS in Building Small Islands’ Resilience to Climate ChangeAbstract: Small, low-lying islands are one of the most vulnerable social-ecological systems to climate change. Inundation caused by storm surges and sea level rise makes habitability a serious concern for islanders. This chapter explores how co-production of knowledge through a collaborative local and scientific inquiry could contribute to small islands’ resilience to climate change. Experience suggests that knowledge co-production, mediated by mapping, in particular socially critical application of geographic information systems (GIS), can enhance islanders’ ability to cope with climate-related perturbations. Valuing islanders’ accumulated experience of coping with past climate change periods and better understanding knowledge creation processes related to the currently unfolding climate change are recognised as important elements of local adaptation to climate change. Diversifying epistemological perspectives through engaging local and scientific methodologies in knowledge co-production is expected to facilitate spatial and temporal pattern recognition, a key component of early warning systems. Despite the merits, collaborative inquiries, however, are still uncommon. Key points are illustrated by case material from the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India, and other small islands of the Indian and Pacific Ocean.
integration of local and scientific knowledge, India, ArcGIS, mapping, knowledge co-production, climate change, collaborative research, resilience, low-lying small tropical islands, local ecological knowledge, and Lakshadweep
The West Bank and East Jerusalem Archaeological Database: Narratives of Archaeology and Archaeological PracticesAbstract: Since their occupation in 1967, the West Bank and East Jerusalem have been subject to extensive archaeological surveys and excavations, carried out mostly by Israeli archaeologists. Data on thousands of surveyed and excavated archaeological sites has been compiled into one comprehensive source of information, the West Bank and East Jerusalem Archaeological Database. This database is as complete a synthesis as possible of the archaeological activity conducted by Israel in the occupied territories from 1967 to 2007. This paper presents the database’s sources, structure, and data, accompanied by a few search and query examples using ArcGIS. It also engages in a critical discussion on the database’s contents and its limitations as a regional archaeological database, which in turn opens a window into Israeli archaeological practices in the West Bank.