Centre for Digital Heritage Events

4th March 2014: Death & Commemoration: rites, wrongs and the public?

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Finch (Archaeology), Dr Julie Rugg (Centre for Housing Policy), Dr Gareth Beale (Centre for Digital Heritage)

 This is the inaugural meeting of a new virtual interdisciplinary centre across the University concerned with all aspects of death, dying and the dead - from the social sciences to the humanities and arts. Our first lunch-time meeting, hosted by the Humanities Research Centre's The Proposition series, invites interested researchers to meet for an hour and discuss key issues driving current research and policy in the area of commemoration.

It will be chaired by Dr Jonathan Finch (Archaeology), who will discuss understanding changing audiences for commemoration. Dr Julie Rugg (Centre for Housing Policy) will explore who, if anyone, has the right to a monument in the light of modern benefit payments and Gareth Beale (Centre for Digital Heritage) will discuss the application of digital recording techniques and public engagement with commemoration.

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All are welcome

15th May 2014: Engaging with the Landscapes of Death

This free workshop held between 10am and 4pm at King's Manor in the centre of York, discusses how to develop local community involvement in your churchyard or cemetery. The day includes a hands-on training session on the digital recording of monuments. The event is free but places are limited. Tickets are available from: gareth.beale@york.ac.uk