Digital Humanities Symposium - Virtualisation and Heritage

Saturday 25 February 2012, 10.00AM to 18:30

Digital technologies are beginning to have a great impact on the field of cultural heritage preservation in previously unthought of ways.  This impact has been recognised by funding bodies including the AHRC, who have instigated ‘Digital transformations’as one of their emerging themes for future research.

As access to high-end computer equipment increases researchers are able to produce increasingly sophisticated computer models to aid their research in cultural heritage.  Computer virtualisations and auralisations are now commonplace throughout the heritage sector, and widespread, high speed Internet access allows for quick dissemination across the world.  

This event seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners in the digital humanities who focus on different aspects of heritage.  We are interested in paper presentations, posters and workshop proposals. The topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Acoustic modelling of heritage sites
  • Virtual modelling of heritage sites
  • Data capture
  • Dissemination and cultural heritage
  • Virtual modelling for public display
  • Virtual modelling for research
  • Dissemination
  • Technical developments and applications
  • Media archiving and digital restoration
  • Ethics of heritage preservation and reconstruction

Please send abstracts of 300 words to virtualisationandheritage@gmail.com

If you would like to attend this free event please complete a Digital Humanities Symposium Registration Form (MS Word  , 688kb)

Digital Humanities Symposium Programme (PDF  , 720kb)

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 22nd January 2012
Notification of Submission Outcome: 27th January 2012
Deadline for Registration: 11th February 2012

General enquiries can be sent to virtualisationandheritage@gmail.com 

The organisers of this symposium are Mariana Lopez, Oliver Jones and Dr Gavin Kearney.

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Admission: Event free of charge but registration using form above required.

Email: virtualisationandheritage@gmail.com

Telephone: 01904 325220