Concordia University

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Sébastien Caquard, PhD

Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Office: S-H 1255-31 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2052
Email: sebastien.caquard@concordia.ca

Sébastien Caquard is an associate professor in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University (Montréal). His research lies at the intersection between mapping, technologies and the humanities. In his current research, he seeks to explore how maps can help to better understand the complex relationships that exist between places and narratives. This research involves the mapping of a range of fictional and real stories, which include cinematographic ones, as well as stories from refugees and from indigenous people. As the director of the Geomedia lab, he has led the development of an online narrative mapping application (www.atlascine.org), and he is involved in a variety of exciting projects that require alternative ways of thinking cartographically (http://geomedialab.org/). He is also the chair of the Commission on“Art and Cartography” of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) (http://artcarto.wordpress.com/).


Teaching activities

Graduate Student Supervision (last 6 years)

The students and their projects are presented on the web site of the Geomedia Lab

GEOG 466 - Geomedia and the Geoweb
HENV 615 / 805 - Research Proposal Seminar
ENVS 664 - Field course in EA
ENVS 653 - GIS for Environmental Impact Assessment
ENVS 601 - Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 363 / URBS 335 - Geographic Information Systems


Research activities

Funded Projects (last 6 years)

  1. “Des récits à la carte: méthodologies, technologies et approches sensibles pour cartographier des récits de vie de réfugiés rwandais”, SSHRC (Savoir) (Principal investigator) (2016-2021)
  2. “Living Archives of Rwandan Exiles and Survivors in Canada”, SSHRC (Partnership) (PI:Steven High, Concordia University) (Co-applicant) (2016-2020)
  3. “Pour une cartographie émotionnelle des récits de vie” funded by FRQSC (Principal investigator) (2014-2017)
  4. "Residential Schools Land Memory Mapping Project" funded by SSHRC (Co-Applicant) (PI: D.R.F. Taylor, Carleton University) (2015-2020)
  5. "Before the Movie Theatre: Local Showmanship Continental Networks, 1895-1907" funded by SSHRC (Co-Applicant (PI: P. Moore, Ryerson university) (2015-2020)
  6. “Geography, Ontology and Cartography of Cinematographic Fictional Places” funded by SSHRC (Principal Investigator) (2011 – 2014)
  7. “A Cybercartographic Case Study of the Lake Huron Treaty Relationship Process” (GCRC, Carleton U.) funded by SSHRC (Co-applicant). More info: https://gcrc.carleton.ca/confluence/x/PIAr
  8. “Geographic Analysis of Canadian Cinematographic Territories: A Cybercartographic Approach” funded by SSHRC (Principal Investigator) (www.atlascine.org) (2007 - 2012)


Selected publications (last 6 years)

Books and Special Issues

  1. Caquard S. and Joliveau T. (Guest eds.) (2016) La mise en carte des récits : outils, pratiques et réflexions, M@ppemonde, 118 (http://mappemonde.mgm.fr/rubriques/118/)
  2. Caquard S., and Cartwright W. (Guest eds.) 2014. Special Issue on Cartography and Narratives, The Cartographic Journal 51(2) (Available here)
  3. Caquard S., Vaughan L., and Cartwright W. (eds.) 2011. "Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Cartography and Arts Cross-Perspectives", Berlin: Springer-Verlag (Book available here).

Papers in Refereed Journals

  1. Caquard S. and Dimitrovas S. (Forthcoming 2017) Story Maps and Co. / État de l'art de la cartographie des récits sur Internet, M@ppemonde 121
  2. Caquard S. and Joliveau T. (2016) Penser et activer les relations entre cartes et récits, M@ppemonde 118, 1-7 (Available here or on demand)
  3. Caquard S. (2015) Cartography III: A post-representational perspective on cognitive cartography, Progress in Human Geography 39(2) 225-235 (doi: 10.1177/0309132514527039) (Available here or on demand)
  4. Marcotte D., Hung D.K., Caquard S. (2015) Mapping cumulative impacts on Hong Kong's pink dolphin population, Ocean & Coastal Management 109 (2015) 51-63 (doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.02.002) (Available Here or on demand)
  5. Caquard S. and Carwright W. (2014) Narrative Cartography: From Mapping Stories to the Narrative of Maps and Mapping, The Cartographic Journal 51(2) 101-106 (doi: 10.1179/0008704114Z.000000000130) (Available here or on demand)
  6. Caquard S.(2014) Cartography II: Collective Cartographies in the Social Media Era, Progress in Human Geography 38(1) 141–150 (doi: 10.1177/0309132513514005) (Available here or on demand).
  7. Caquard S. and Fiset J.P. (2014). How Can We Map Stories? A Cybercartographic Application for Narrative Cartography, The Journal of Maps 10(1): 18-25 (doi: 10.1080/17445647.2013.847387) (Available here or on demand).
  8. Caquard S. (2013). Cartography I: Mapping Narrative Cartography, Progress in Human Geography 37(1): 135-144 doi: 10.1177/0309132511423796 (Available here or on demand).
  9. Caquard S., Naud D. and Rodriguez R. (2012). Esquisses géographiques des récits cinématographiques canadiens contemporains, The Canadian Geographer 56(4): 508-530 (Available here or on demand).

Book chapters

  1. Caquard S. (2015). "Cinematic Cartography", in Mark Monmonier (ed.) Cartography in the Twentieth Century, Volume Six of The History of Cartography, The University of Chicago Press, 226-227.
  2. Caquard S. (2015). "Cartography & Narrative", in Mark Monmonier (ed.) Cartography in the Twentieth Century, Volume Six of The History of Cartography, The University of Chicago Press, 986-991.
  3. Caquard S., and Naud D. (2014). A Spatial Typology of Cinematographic Narratives. In Taylor D.R.F. and Lauriault T.P. (eds.), Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications in Indigenous Mapping (2nd edition), Elsevier, 161-174 (Available here or on demand).
  4. Caquard S., Naud D. and Wright B. (2013). Mapping Film Audiences in Multicultural Canada. In Hallam J. and Roberts L. (eds.), Locating the Moving Image: New Spatial Methodologies, Indiana Press University, 130-149 (Available here or on demand).
  5. Joliveau T. and Caquard S. (2012). Instrumenter et analyser les liens entre espace et fiction à  l'ère numérique. In V. Maleval, M. Picker et F. Gabaude (eds.), Géographie poétique et cartographie littéraire, Limoges, Édition des PULIM, 35-47.
  6. Caquard S., Vaughan L., and Cartwright W. (2011). Mapping from Above/Mapping from the Ground: Mapping Environmental Issues in the city. In Caquard S., Vaughan L., and Cartwright W. (eds.), Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Cartography and Arts Cross-Perspectives, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1-8.
  7. Thompson U. and Caquard S. (2011). Compiling a Geographic Database to Study Environmental Injustice in Montreal: Process, Results, and Lessons. In Caquard S., Vaughan L., and Cartwright W. (eds.), Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Cartography and Arts Cross-Perspectives, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 10-29.
  8. Vaughan L., Cartwright W., and Caquard S. (2011). Multi-Modal Mapping Methods and Methodologies. In Caquard S., Vaughan L., and Cartwright W. (eds.), Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Cartography and Arts Cross-Perspectives, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 266-273.


Participation activities

Presented papers & seminars

  1. CaquardS., Dimitrovas S. and Shaw E. 2016. Stories as Geographic DatabaseMethodological and Conceptual challenges in Mapping of Live Stories of Refugees,GIS day, McGill University, Montreal, Nov. 16, 2016.
  2. Caquard S. and Thom B. 2016. Indigenous Mapping, CICADA MEeting, Wendake, Quebec, Aug. 30, 2016
  3. Caquard S. 2016. Discussant for “Seeing indigenous landscapes: tools andapproaches from community mapping” organized by C. Desbiens, Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, Mar. 31st2016.
  4. Caquard S., Dimitrovas E. and Shaw E. 2016. Turning Life Stories intoOnline Maps: Conceptual, Methodological and Technological Challenges, Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, Apr. 1st2016.
  5. Caquard S. 2016. Panelist for “Other cartographies, other geographies,other voices” organized by J. Speake, Conference of theAssociation of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, Apr. 1st 2016.
  6. CaquardS. 2015. Panel member for the public talk “The Power of Community Mapping forIndigenous, Campus and Community Research and Partnerships”, ConcordiaUniversity, Nov. 5th, 2015
  7. Caquard S. and Dimitrovas S. 2015. Online Mapping of Stories and Journeys, InternationalConference on Indigenizing Pilgrimage, Concordia University, May 9th,2015.
  8. Caquard S. and Dimitrovas S. 2015. Putting Life Stories onto (Online) Maps, Workshop for the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Apr. 15th, 2015.
  9. Caquard S., 2015. Identifying and Mapping Cinematographic Spatial Units, Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Annual Conference, Montreal, March 25-29, 2015.
  10. Caquard S., Ng-Chan T., Naud D. and Yang M. 2014. Mapping the Cinematographic City, 3rd International EIDOLON Symposium, Quebec City, July 3-4, 2014.
  11. Caquard S. 2014. Cartographier les récits sur Internet : outils, potentialités et limites 82th congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal, May 12-13, 2014.
  12. Caquard S., and Joliveau T. 2014. Quelle cartographie pour quel récit? 82th congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal, May 12-13, 2014.
  13. Caquard S. and McGurk T.* 2014. Indigenous cartography: tools and potentials for community-based mapping, INSTEAD meeting, Cree Nation Government,Montreal, June 9th, 2014.
  14. Caquard S., and Joliveau T. 2014. Quelle cartographie pour quel récit? 82th congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal, May 12-13, 2014.
  15. Caquard S. 2014. A post-representational perspective on cognitive cartography. Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Tampa, Florida, Feb. 8-12, 2014.
  16. Caquard S. 2014. How Can We Map Stories? A Cybercartographic Application for Narrative Cartography, Workshop given at the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal, Jan. 24, 2014.
  17. Caquard S., and Naud D. 2013. A Spatial Typology of Cinematographic Narratives, 26th International Cartographic Conference, Dresden, Germany, Aug. 25-30, 2013.
  18. Caquard S. 2013. Collective Cartographies in the Social Media Era, Invited speaker, Workshop on Thinking and Doing Digital Mapping, The University of Warwick (UK), June 17th, 2013.
  19. Caquard S. 2013. Cartographier les récits cinématographiques canadiens, Invited speaker, Géodiversité, Université de Montréal, Montréal, March 22nd, 2013.
  20. Caquard S. 2012. Propositions cartographiques pour la représentation des récits cinématographiques, Journrées d'études "comment cartographier les récits documentaires et fictionnels", Clermont-Ferrand, France, 16 -17 novembre 2012.
  21. Caquard S. 2012. Mapping Contemporary Canadian Cinematographic Territories, Guest speaker, Speakers series, McGill University, Montreal, Nov. 2nd, 2012.
  22. Caquard S. 2012. Geo-Locating Cinematographic Narratives, Workshop on Geo-Locating Memory, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Oct. 15th, 2012.
  23. Caquard S. and Fiset J.P. 2012. Mapping Canadian Cinematographic Territories with the Geoweb, Workshop on Cartography and Narratives, ETH Zurich, June 11-13, 2012.
  24. Caquard S. and Fiset J.P. 2012. Mapping Canadian Cinematographic Territories: A Geoweb Application, Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York City, Feb. 23-28, 2012.
  25. Caquard S. 2011. Mapping from above / Mapping from below: Arts and Cartography Cross Perspectives on Environmental Issues in Montreal, BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference, Concordia University, November 4th, 2011.
  26. Caquard S. 2011. Mapping Canadian Cinematographic Territories, Invited speaker, Screen Culture Research Group's series, Concordia University, October 21st, 2011.
  27. Caquard S. 2011. Sketching Canadian geography through cinematographic territories, NESTVAL conference, Concordia University, October 16th, 2011.
  28. Caquard S. 2011. Mapping Narratives: A Cybercartographic Application. 25th International Cartographic Conference, Paris, July 6th, 2011.
  29. Caquard S. 2011. Mapping Cartographic Narrative. Workshop on Mapping Processes and Practices: Arts, Maps and Society, Paris, Institute of Geography, July 2nd 2011.

Organization of workshops & Seminars

  1. 2015 - Co-organizer (with T. Ng-Chan, L. Vaughan, C. Perkins & J. Seemann) Mapping Ephemeralities / Ephemeral cartographies, Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 21-22, 2015. See the workshop program
  2. 2014 - Co-organizer (with Thierry Joliveau) of the colloquy entitled "Cartographier les récits : enjeux méthodologiques et technologiques", 82nd acfas conference, Montreal, May 12-13, 2014. See the colloquy program
  3. 2013 - Co-organizer (with Chris Perkins and Barbara Piatti) of the workshop entitled "Maps and Games", Dresden, Aug. 24th, 2013. See the workshop program
  4. 2012 - Co-organizer(with Barbara Piatti and Anne-Kathrin Weber-Reuschel) of the workshop entitled "Cartography & Narratives", Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich (june 11-13, 2012). See the workshop program
  5. 2011 - Co-organizer (with Chris Perkins) of the workshop entitled “Mapping Processes and Practices: Arts, Maps and Society”, Institut de Géographie, Paris, July 2nd 2011. See the workshop program
  6. 2010 - Co-organizer (with Laurene Vaughan and William Cartwright) of the workshop entitled “Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Arts and Cartography Cross-Perspectives”, Concordia University, Montréal, Sept. 8-10, 2010: See the call for proposals.

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