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About the Centre

Based in the Department of Archaeology, the Centre for Digital Heritage is built on collaborations with researchers across all three faculties of the University of York and its Digital Creativity Labs. The Centre is made up of a group of five key Universities, with additional partners and collaborators both local and international.

The objectives of the Centre are to undertake research and knowledge exchange in:

  • data and information management and preservation of digital data
  • the use of digital media (including Internet and computer games technologies, and video and sound) for the dissemination and publication of cultural heritage
  • data mining and information extraction, including natural language processing, to analyse, index and interpret cultural heritage texts
  • mobile applications for cultural heritage recording and presentation
  • augmented reality and virtual reality modelling, including both acoustic and 3D modelling, of cultural heritage resources
  • the impact of digital media on the public interaction with the cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible.


Background to the Centre

We undertake collaborative international research in the field of Digital Heritage, including the application of Information and Communication Technologies to the understanding and presentation of heritage.

The Centre for Digital Heritage was established in 2012 to provide a focus for researchers from across the University of York with an interest in all fields of Digital Heritage, including data management, analysis and visualisation.

In 2013 the Centre received funding to develop a collaborative international research centre with partners in Aarhus, Leiden and Uppsala. From then, we have moved from strength to strength, including by welcoming Lund University to our network.

Our brochure

The Centre for Digital Heritage brochure is a useful introduction to our network. It provides an insight into our specialist research and consultancy work.

You can view our brochure below, or download the PDF: CDH Brochure (PDF , 5,326kb)