Some words about place in digital space

I am presenting the at the Digital Arts and Humanities Colloquium at University College Cork on 2 March 2016. The title is “Some words about place in digital space.”

Here is my abstract:

Local. Historic. Home. Real. Safe. Mixed. Struggling. These are some words about place taken from oral history interviews in the Cork Folklore Project’s archive. The words were chosen by residents and traders to sum up their own particular place, North Main Street in Cork. The ways that people talk about place can express a sense of belonging and connection with the past, as well as an acknowledgement of real problems. How are expressions of place-attachment used in digital representations of place? And how does this fit in with theories about digital place-making? Can digital humanities practice help to answer these questions?