Conference Programme


This was the Final Conference Programme. The conference was held online.


Wednesday 22 March 2023


10am Welcome


Dr Anna Scott, Centre for Culture & Creativity, University of Lincoln

Professor Abigail Woods, Pro Vice Chancellor / Head of College of Arts, University of Lincoln

Eilish McGuinness, Chief Executive, The National Lottery Heritage Fund


10.30am        Break


10.45am     Parallel Sessions 1


Session 1a

Alison Breese, Heritage Assessment Advisor/Historian

Facilitating Change: The challenge of telling the stories of our past through technology


Session 1b

Jonathan Chevallier, CEO, Charity Digital & Delphine Jasmin-Belisle

Building innovation and entrepreneurship with digital in heritage organisations

Professor Carenza Lewis, Professor of Public Engagement with Research, University of Lincoln

BBC’s ‘The Archers’ and the wellbeing impact of online conferencing


Session 1c

Lara Band ,MA student/independent researcher, UHI/Independent

The Unseen Heard – a geolocated walking tour

Rosie Dyson, Digital Collections Officer, Leeds University Special Collections

Using the Women’s Aid Federation of England Archive as a case study for integrating hybrid collections


11.30am               Break


11.45am      Parallel Sessions 2


Session 2a

Dr Catherine Wells, Council for British Archaeology East Midlands

Council for British Archaeology – East Midlands Parish Boundaries Project

Yvonne Conchie, 6As of Blanchland – Project Manager & Rev’d Dr Helen Savage, Vicar of the Moorland Group of Parishes

The 6As of Blanchland – heritage led regeneration by a deep rural community


Session 2b

Dr James Louis Smith, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College Cork

Digital Humanities meets Coastal Community: App Development as Regional Development

Dr Anna Scott, Transported Assistant Director, University of Lincoln & Neil Baker, Director, Electric Egg

Community co-creation & public engagement with digital heritage in Lincolnshire


Session 2c

Anne Grady, Head Cultural Heritage Advisor, CULT Committee of the European Parliament)

Safeguarding Europe’s cultural heritage against climate change

Geoff Belknap, Keeper of Science and Technology, National Museums Scotland & Dr Alex Fitzpatrick, Research Associate, National Science and Media Museum

Opening up the Archive: An Approach to Volunteer-led Citizen Science in the Museum and Online


12.30pm               Lunch Break


1.15pm        Parallel Sessions 3


Session 3a

Sissi Xiu, MA Graduate, UCL

A Transformative Use of Digital Artefacts for Museum Education Before and After Covid-19

Monika Keenan, Independent Graduate

Mixed Reality Displays for Accessible, Multi-user Engagement with Digital Heritage


Session 3b

Naomi Korn, Researcher (PhD), University of Edinburgh

Online Access to Orphan Works by UK Cultural Heritage Organisations Post Brexit: What we can learn from international legislative and licensing solutions.

Professor Harold Thwaites, Director CRCDM & VARRN, Sunway University, Malaysia

Creating Accessible Cultural Heritage Visitor Experiences


Session 3c

Alessandro Pesaro, Digital Archivist, University of Lincoln

Cultural heritage digitisation as Information Supply Chain. A reconceptualization

Thomas Buckley, Artist

Memory Bar – speakeasy meet archive


2pm       Break


2.05pm      Parallel Sessions 4


Session 4a

Dr Ilianna Kollia, Researcher, National Technical University of Athens

Artificial Intelligence Challenges for the Cultural Heritage Sector

Andy Crouch, Director, Pansensic Ltd & Ellie Smith, Cornwall Museums Partnership

Audience-i – Increasing engagement and driving informed innovation using Ethical-AI to extract new types of insight from visitor feedback


Session 4b

Wikimedia UK Roundtable

Connecting Heritage with Wikimedia UK: A Partnership Round Table

Leah Emary & Lucy Hinnie, Digital Skills Wikimedians, Wikimedia UK; Dr Chamion Caballero, Mixed Museum; Dr Jane Secker, City University; Dr Victoria Araj, University of Lincoln


Session 4c

Professor Stefan Manz, Professor of Global History, Aston University Birmingham & Paul Long, Creative Director, MBD

South Africa World War I: Digital and Virtual Experiences

Pawlet Brookes MBE, CEO and Artistic Director, Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage

Unearthed: Forgotten Histories


2.50pm Break


3pm            Keynote Panel


Chair: Professor Carenza Lewis, University of Lincoln

Josie Fraser, Head of Digital, The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Uzma Johal MBE, Threshold Studios

Matthew Cock, Chief Executive, VocalEyes


3.45pm          Break


4pm           Parallel Sessions 5


Session 5a

Rana Nur Karataş, Undergraduate Scholar & Mahmut Cavur, Assistant Professor, Kadir Has University

Land Use and Land Cover Classification of Landsat (TM-TIRS) and Landscape Change Analysis: Iznik Case Study

Isilda Almeida, PhD Student, University of Brighton

Innovating heritage engagement through drone practices


Session 5b

Marta Jecu, Researcher, Ceied, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal

Exodus Stations. A Research and Curatorial Project

Ashley Gallant, PhD candidate and Curator, The University of Nottingham

Digital objects and the objectified website.


Session 5c

Paul Blundell, Head of Digital Research & Development, Carol Jones, & Jacqueline Haxton, Arts Marketing Association

The Digital Heritage Hub – part of The Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative, answers the 100 most pressing digital questions

Tiva Montalbano, Senior Advisor for Strategic Projects, Archaeology Audience Network (Wessex Archaeology)

Archaeology Audience Network: Strategic Approaches To Audiences In Archaeology


4.45pm          Break


5pm           Closing Plenary


Dr Anna Scott, Centre for Culture & Creativity, University of Lincoln

Josie Fraser, Head of Digital, The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Roberta Beattie, Tech Champion for Digital Accessibility, Arts Council England


5.30pm          Close

22nd March 2023

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