The call for participation is now open for ‘Heritage Dot’, the University of Lincoln’s second digital heritage conference which takes place online on the 22nd March 2023.
Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, next year’s conference will be open to all with free tickets available for participants from across the digital, heritage and cultural sectors.
Heritage Dot is a university-inspired initiative to promote digital cultural heritage. The successful inaugural conference was held in person at University of Lincoln in 2019. Its second outing has seen the format move online following unavoidable delays as a consequence of the pandemic. Next year’s conference aims to attract professionals and researchers from across the heritage and digital sectors, including galleries, museums, libraries and archives, land and nature, buildings and monuments, and community heritage. Attendees from commercial, public, educational and not for profit organisations are all welcome to attend.
The conference is jointly hosted by the Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with national and regional partners, including the Imperial War Museums, The National Archives, Lincolnshire County Council, and the Lincolnshire Heritage Forum.
Sukhy Johal, Director of the Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, thanked The National Lottery Heritage Fund and their Digital Team for their continuing support and commitment to widening access to the conference.
Josie Fraser, The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Head of Digital Policy, said: “The Heritage Fund is pleased to be supporting an inclusive and ambitious conference that will address the current challenges and opportunities faced by the heritage sector and examine their digital horizons. Digital has become even more central since the last conference; next year’s conference will help us to take stock of achievements, innovation, needs, and risks faced across the sector in a dynamic world.”
The call for participation in the conference is open now until the 22nd of January, with free tickets available soon. The core themes for next year’s event are ‘Ambition, Access and Added Value’ connected to heritage and digital research, practice, projects, work in progress, and aspirations.