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Call for Contributions 2021

We are seeking submissions from those working on innovative projects on the themes outlined below in a research or operational capacity, who can contribute to this forward-looking conference. Contributions can be made through formal presentations or workshops. We welcome contributions through the medium of Welsh, English, or bilingually. Please find details of the various formats below.

Themes and topics

The two main strands of the conference will be Digital Technologies and Digital Heritage, which may encompass digital survey (Terrestrial Scanning, Geo-physics, LiDAR, Photogrammetry, UAVs, etc.), data processing, manipulation and analysis (including GIS & BIM), data storage and archiving, 3D modelling and reconstruction, visualisation and animation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, gaming, immersive environments, 3D printing, e-publication, crowd sourcing, communities, education, engagement, interpretation and tourism.

Themes may include but are not limited to:

  • Virtual access to heritage including survey, collections, archives, tours, exhibitions, education and gaming; IPR and copyright; E-infrastructures; aggregators; open access; multilingualism; funding; and ethics.
  • Diversity in digital cultural heritage including improved recognition of BAME/LGBTQIA+/women’s histories within digitised/digital heritage; improved capture and storytelling of intangible heritage; and increasing and improving the diversity both of the audience offer and the audience engagement.
  • Digital heritage, the environment and climate change including the role of archaeology in recognising the past and informing the future; recording and monitoring climate change impacts on the archaeological and built environment; and the environmental impacts of ‘digital’ heritage.


20-minute papers will be presented in a conventional arrangement of presentation and PowerPoint format with a 10-minute question and discussion period at the end of each session. Due to the tightly packed schedule, a strict adherence to time will be followed. We encourage live presentation of papers but will consider pre-recorded talks accompanied by live availability for Q&As. Full technical support will be provided.


To be held across the week of 8-12 February 2021. Workshops can offer online demonstrations or training, or discussion groups in and around a particular aspect of digital technology with heritage applications. Workshops may vary in length between 45 minutes and 3 hours.

To make a submission for any of the above, please fill in the online Contributor Form at https://form.jotform.com/202094328016347.

Deadline for submissions

The deadline for the submission of papers and workshops is Friday 11 September 2020. Decisions will be made after consideration of the merits of the individual submissions and their fit into the overall programme, and applicants notified by Friday 25 September 2020.

Speaker registration for the event is free. We regret that no further expenses can be offered.

We welcome contributions through the medium of Welsh or English, or bilingually.

For further information or any questions please contact Susan Fielding or Reina van der Wiel at digitalpast@rcahmw.gov.uk or on 01970 621219.

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