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The Heritage Dot organising committee are pleased to announce Prof Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics in the School of Design at the University of Edinburgh, will feature as one of our keynote speakers for this June’s digital heritage conference at the University of Lincoln.

Professor Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh

Chris has a track record in complex multi-partner grant-funded projects, including the EPSRC funded Tales of Things project (a collaboration with museums, galleries and the international charity Oxfam to add stories to second hand artefacts), and the Walking Through Time project that replaced contemporary Google maps for historical maps of Edinburgh.

Chris is leading the Creative Informatics R&D Partnership, one of the nine AHRC funded Creative Industries Clusters, working with tech start-ups to explore data driven innovation for museums, galleries and libraries.

Chris will join our other headline contributions from conference host partners the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Imperial War Museums.

It’s still not too late to submit your own proposal to participate in the conference – the call is open with one more week to go, until 14th January 2019.

The 2019 edition of the conference, Joining the Dots: Partnerships, Participation and Platforms takes place on 3-4 June 2019.

Heritage Dot is about exploring the exciting collision between digital and cultural heritage – a fusion that’s creating new relationships between past and future, tradition and innovation. It’s enabling new audiences to reinterpret the past and technologies of the future, re-imagining professional practice. Its continually evolving nature can be a confusing space though, placing demands on people and organisations in a landscape of diminishing resources.

The conference call is open to practitioners, professionals, researchers and anyone with an interest in digital cultural heritage to present their work (this could be a completed project or one in progress). We’re keen to encourage contributions in a range of formats, including talks, interactive displays, papers, demonstrations, panels, posters, workshops or boot camps. All can be accommodated within the conference programme.

Submissions are especially sought that investigate or relate to the main conference themes of partnerships, participation and platforms.

Get involved!

  • Register for updates here.
  • Read the full Call for participation here – then submit a proposal here – one week left to call close on 14th January 2019.
  • Questions? Check our Useful Info page or Contact us

3-4 JUNE 2019

Heritage Dot brings together practitioners and researchers, to identify key challenges and opportunities, showcase innovation, and explore collaboration in the digital heritage sector. The theme for 2019 was 'Joining the Dots: Partnerships, Participation and Platforms'.

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