Original Published Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

A new Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant of $420,000 awarded to a large team led by Professor Hugh Craig at The University of Newcastle will support a time-layered cultural map (TLCMap) of Australia—an online research platform to deliver researcher driven national-scale infrastructure for the humanities, focused on mapping, time series, and data integration.

The TLCMap will expand the use of Australian cultural and historical data for research through sharply defined and powerful discovery mechanisms, enabling researchers to visualise hidden geographic and historical patterns and trends, and to build online resources which present to a wider public the rich layers of cultural data in Australian locations.

TLCMap is not a singular project or software application with a defined research outcome, but infrastructure linking geo-spatial maps of Australian cultural and historical information, adapted to time series and will be a significant contribution to humanities research in Australia. For researchers, it will transform access to data and to visualisation tools and open new perspectives on Australian culture and history. For the public, it will enable increased accessibility to historical and cultural data through visualisations made available online and in print.

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