Various move events can be mapped via OpenAtlas, including journeys and the sending and receiving of letters.
Create a new move event - general instruction¶
As move events are a subgroup of events, click Event in the menu to create a new entry. This will bring you to the event overview page where you can find the +Move button. By clicking it a form will open in which you can add the following information:
A descriptive name for the move event; as in other forms, a name is required to save information
you can add one or more sub events. Please keep in mind: Sub events cannot be added in a temporal order and are used to represent events that occur simultaneously. Examples are a music festival with parallel concerts or a war with overlapping battles at different locations. To represent a temporal sequence, use preceding event (for a short introduction see the Journey tutorial). You can select the event from a list of already entered events. If the event you are looking for cannot be found in this list, please add it via Event in the menu and then link it
you can add a preceding event, for more information see above or the Journey tutorial
via from you can add a location from where the move event started, think of the starting point of a journey or the place a letter was sent from. You can choose a location from a list of already added locations. If the place you are looking for is not in this list yet, please add it via Place menu and then link it
via to, you can add the end location of the move event. For more information check from (above in this tutorial)
if an artifact was moved by the event, e.g. a letter that was sent, you can choose the artifact from a list of already entered artifacts. If the artifact is not entered into the database yet, use Artifact in the menu to create an entry and link it here
if a person was moved by the event, choose the person from a list of already entered actors. If the actor is not entered into the database already, use the Actor tab in the menu to create an entry and link it here. Please note, only people who did not participate in a move event of their own free will should be linked here. Think of an exchange or transfer of prisoners, the expulsion of individuals, or relic translations and the transport of dead people. Travel does not fall into this category. The participants of a journey or another (voluntarily) undertaken move event are linked in a different way. For more information on this, see the tutorial on Journey. Please also note that only individuals can be linked here, not groups. A move of a group cannot be mapped via CIDOC CRM at the moment and is therefore not possible here.
it is possible to link the move event by using external references (find more information here)
enter a start and end date of the move event
additionally you can enter a description of the event as free text
By clicking the Insert or Insert and continue button you can save the entered data. After saving the information, you can link sources, actors (for participants of a voluntary move event!), references, files and notes via the respective buttons on the landing page of your new entry.