Today (Friday, 3 July), and for the following two Fridays between 11:30 and 12 noon, the radio show Time Lines will be broadcast on Resonance FM (104.5 FM). This show has been produced by fourth-year PhD student Liz Haines, together with Adam Caulton for Modulations: Broadcasting Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Science (a collaboration between Resonance FM and the Arts and Culture Unit). This new series commissions researchers to bring their work directly to the public.
This new series commissions researchers to bring their work directly to the public.
Time Lines is an off-shoot from Liz’s PhD research into the colonial mapping of Zambia. The radio show focuses on Zambia’s Western Province and bridges the colonial period with the present day. It examines the causes and effects of the absence of maps (so-called ‘cartographic invisibility’) in the region. It explores cartographic invisibility from a variety of angles through a series of interviews with colonial and post-colonial British cartographers and administrators, contemporary scientific researchers, historians and politicians.
The programmes are streamed on the above dates but will also be available online, to ‘listen again’ via the Resonance FM website.
Liz Haines is an AHRC-funded CDA student working between the Department of Geography and the Science Museum. He supervisors are Innes M. Keighren and Alasdair Pinkerton (RHUL) and Tim Boon and Peter Morris (Science Museum).