fredag 7 februari 2014

Call for Papers: Digital Heritage 2014: Digital Communities in Action

The call for papers for Digital Heritage 2014 is now open. We would like to invite proposals for 20 minute papers and we welcome submissions from researchers in any field. This year the conference theme will be Digital Communities in Action and so we are particularly keen to encourage presentations which relate to the role of diverse communities in Digital Heritage research.
Our keynote talk will be delivered by Prof. Catherine Clark (Southampton) and will be entitled You are here: medieval heritage and the modern city.
The conference will be held on the 12th July 2014 in the Berrick Saul building at the University of York.  For more information visit our conference website (
The Centre for Digital Heritage is an international multi-institutional research centre focussed on innovative inter-disciplinary research in the field of Digital Heritage. The centre includes Aarhus University, Leiden University, Uppsala University and The University of York. For more information on the CDH visit our website (
Please send abstracts of 200 words to before Monday 14th April.

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tisdag 4 februari 2014

Kicking the Centre for Digital Heritage off

Daniel and Isto participated in the kick-off workshop of the Centre for Digital Heritage (CDH) in Departments of ALM and Archaeology and Ancient History are partners in this international centre with a seat in York, known among other things of its archaeology department and the Archaeology Data Service, the UK archaeological data archive.
York last week. ARKDIS project and the

The centre is an international collaboration between the universities of York, Uppsala, Århus and Leiden in the field of digital heritage. The centre organises conferences, workshops, summer schools and various networking opportunities and collaborative activities for the participating institutions. The centre is inter-disciplinary with members from a broad variety of scholarly and scientific disciplines. The director of the centre is prof. Julian Richards and coordinator Gareth Beale, both from the University of York.

The first day of the meeting consisted of a long range of presentations of digital heritage research at the participating institutions and shorter lightning talks about individual research projects. We presented ARKDIS project and the Uppsala GIS Lab, and more specific projects about GIS in Östergötland and archaeological archiving. After very two intensive days of work it was quite apparent that the collaboration is very promising.

A list of current CDH activities can be found at the centre website at Forthcoming activities include a digital heritage conference in York on July 12, 2014, a programme of summer schools and another conference next year in Århus.