Programme Outline

Advanced Visualisation and Virtual Reality in the Social Sciences.


Up to thirty sponsored places are available on a competitive basis, to participants from the social sciences and humanities who have used visualisation in their research and teaching. To justify their participation, delegates are asked to submit an example of a graphic they have used in their work together with some text explaining:
  • The research or teaching problem it addresses.
  • How it helps solve this problem, and
  • The tools used in its creation.
These graphics will be used as part of a 'show and tell' session during the workshop.

As background to the workshop, all participants will receive copies of three recent reports from the Advisory Group on Computer Graphics

  • A Review of the State of the Art by Dan Dorling (University of Bristol)
  • An Evaluation and Survey of existing graphics/visualisation use by Paul Ells (The Queens Univeristy of Belfast)
  • An edited set of Case Studies funded by JISC and ESRC through AGOCG (eds. Peter Fisher and Dave Unwin, Universities of Leicester & London)
If you wish to be considered for inclusion as a delegate, then graphics and text should be sent to Sue Cunningham, sue.cunningham@mcc.ac.uk by JULY 31st at the very latest. Selected participants will be informed by August 7th. Selection will be made by the organisers whose decisions are final.

The organisers are:
Professor David Unwin, Birkbeck College, University of London
Professor Peter Fisher, University of Leicester
Dr Anne Mumford, Loughborough University & JISC

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