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Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of proposals: 14th January 2019 – extended to 25th January
  • Notification of acceptance of proposals: 30th January 2019
  • Registration opens & Bursary Scheme open for applications: 11th February 2019
  • Bursary Scheme closes for applications: 1st April 2019
  • Successful Bursary-supported applicants notified by 8th April 2019
  • Register for Bursary-supported places by 24th April 2019
  • Early bird delegate rate available until 24th April 2019
  • Registration closes: 27th May 2019
  • Conference dates: 3rd – 4th June 2019

Details about publication plans of conference papers will be announced in due course.


Booking is now open – register for your place via the University of Lincoln Shop

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Submission of proposals in response to the Call for Participation is now closed. Submissions were evaluated by experts in their field, including selected members of the organising committee and other panellists with expertise in digital heritage.


The conference will take place on 3rd-4th June 2019. We are pleased to have received a wide range of submissions from participants contribute in a variety of formats, including panels, talks, interactive events, papers, and demonstrations. Students and staff from the University of Lincoln will initiate an interactive ‘Heritage Hack’, with preparatory workshops running in May 2019 leading to demonstrations throughout the conference.

The conference’s multi-format approach will be structured around paper presentations, panels, workshops and ‘bootcamps’ – styled as Q & A sessions with sector experts.

Day 1 Programme sessions will begin on Monday, with optional tours and workshops in the morning. The day will feature the opening plenary after lunch, parallel sessions in the afternoon and keynotes in the evening followed by a drinks reception. Morning sessions will include tours of the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) and the Lincoln Conservation labs.

Day 2 will feature plenaries in the morning and early afternoon, interspersed with parallel sessions aligned to the conference themes. Digital heritage projects will be showcased, and the conference with close with a final plenary later on Tuesday afternoon.

Conference Fee

Early Bird Registration Fee: £120*
(Conference, refreshments and evening reception Day 1)

Standard Registration Fee: £175
(Conference, refreshments and evening reception Day 1)

Student Registration Fee: £25
(Conference, refreshments and evening reception Day 1)

Bursary-supported Delegate: FREE**


Booking is now open – book your place with the University of Lincoln Shop.

All contributors, except invited plenary speakers, must register and pay to attend the conference. Please note, those awarded a bursary must register for their free place.

Delegates will be responsible for booking their own accommodation; for accommodation options in Lincoln, see Visit Lincoln.

*Early bird booking will close on 24th April, 2019

**Delegates from local authority and voluntary sector organisations can apply for a bursary (limited to the first delegate from any organisation) which offers a free place to successful applicants.


The Conference Programme will be published in due course. Provisional programme details available here soon.

Presenters’ abstracts and biographies will be made available as the full programme is announced.

co_Lab @ Heritage Hack

The co_LAB research group based within the Lincoln School of Film and Media will undertake an intensive workshop bringing together staff, students, stakeholders and experts from across the Heritage Dot network to tackle a challenge prevalent to contemporary society.

In May 2019, the challenge will be to find ways to engage young people in heritage through digital platforms in what we are calling the ‘co_LAB Heritage Hack’.

Over the course of 5 days, participants will be exposed to the key topics from the stakeholders themselves, undertake discovery-based learning through discussion, conceptual design processes and site visits with the goal of producing a series of experimental mixed media proof of concepts.

This co_LAB workshop will act as a preparatory/preliminary workshop for the ‘Heritage Hack’. Participants will be invited to further develop their ideas, receive feedback and expert advice from delegates as they present their findings through interactive installations and manifestations.

Local heritage

Lincs to the Past
Incorporating Lincolnshire Memories and Memorials, Lincolnshire Remembrance and the Ruston and Hornsby Archive. Lincolnshire’s Historic Environment Record, the Lincolnshire Archives, and The Collection Museum & Gallery are the primary contributors of records and information held on the Lincs to the Past website.
Ruston and Hornsby Archive

Media Archive for Central England (MACE)
MACE is the accredited public film archive for the East and West Midlands preserving over 100,000 films, videos, and digital materials of the region for people to appreciate, experience and enjoy now and in the future.

iGuides and the Gainsborough Old Hall
An NLHF Funded project with the Trent Valley Partnership to develop unique App guides for this local heritage attraction

The National Holocaust Centre
Local museum being the only dedicated Holocaust Centre in the country

National Civil War Centre
An NLHF funded museum in Newark, with Augmented Reality Town Trail App

International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive
Extensive repository of the personal stories of those who served and suffered during WWII bombing campaigns, managed by the University of Lincoln
IBCC Digital Archive

Conference Venue

University of Lincoln – Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

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The city of Lincoln is known for its rich history and heritage, with its iconic Cathedral and Castle – home to one of the country’s copies of the original Magna Carta. Find out more about the city and its origins here:

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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