Programme 2020

Day 1: Wednesday 12 February 2020


09:00 Registration: Tea and Coffee on arrival (Great Hall)


10:15 – 12:30 KEYNOTE SESSION 1 (Theatre)

10:15 Welcome and Housekeeping: Prof Nancy Edwards (Chair, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

10:25 Opening Address: Dr Nicky Guy (Museums, Arts, Archives and Libraries Division, Welsh Government)

10:45 3D Scanning of Cultural Heritage: When Digital Technologies Meet the Historical Know-how: Gaël Hamon (Art Graphique & Patrimoine)

11:15 Audiovisual Documents, Digital Cultural Heritage and Ethics: Dr Sarah Colley (SMC Research and Consultancy)

11:45 10 years of LBI ArchPro – large-scale, high-resolution geophysical prospection projects in Europe: Mario Wallner (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology)

12:15 Questions and Discussion


12:30 Lunch (Great Hall)

13:00 (Cinema) Come and see a live demo of the latest 3D laser scanner from Trimble, the X7 – their most advanced yet simple-to-use scanner to date. KOREC regional sales director Jared Pogmore will showcase the scanner’s capabilities and be on hand to answer your questions.


13:30 – 15:15 SPLIT SESSION 1

Digital Survey Session

13:30 Bath Abbey Footprint Project: From 4D Photogrammetric Recording to Virtual Reality: Shôned Jones (Wessex Archaeology)

13: 50 The Hill House: A Collaboration in Digital Documentation and Scientific Investigation: Sophia Mirashrafi (Historic Environment Scotland/ National Trust for Scotland)

14:10 Bluesky Data… A Window to the Past: George Dey (Bluesky International)  

14:30 Upcycling 3D Cultural Heritage: Anthony Corns (The Discovery Programme)

14:50 Questions and Discussion


Digital Heritage Session

13:30 Unloved Heritage? Digital Futures for Hidden Pasts, A perspective from Young People in Powys: Penelope Foreman (Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust) and the Unloved Heritage? team

13:50 MAPPING THE VOID: How New Digital Technologies can be Used to Explore Narratives of Absence: Adam Clarke & Victoria Bennett (The Common People)

14:10 Worcester Life Stories – Community Co-production for Heritage and Health: Sheena Payne-Lunn (Worcester City Council)

14:30 AHRC – Heritage Funding Opportunities, Key Programmes and Activities: Dr Jamie Davies (Arts and Humanities Research Council)

14:50 Questions and Discussion


15:15  Tea and Coffee (Great Hall)


15:45 – 16:45  UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS

15 minute slots bookable by any delegate on the day


17:00 – 17:30  WEBSITE LAUNCH (Theatre):

U-Boats: Commemorating the War at Sea, 1914-1918: Helen Rowe and Tom Pert (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)


17:30 Close


19:00 Conference dinner for those paying to attend (Y Consti)



Day 2: Thursday 13 February 2020


08:45 Registration (Great Hall)


9:15 – 10:45 WORKSHOPS

Workshops will either consist of one 90 minute session (9:15 – 10:45), or a 40 minute session run twice (9:15 – 9:55 and again 10:05 – 10:45). Please choose either 1 x 90 minute session or 2 x 40 minute sessions to attend.


90 Minute Workshops

Tour of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (Library and Search Room) and the National Library of Wales

Droning on – A Practical Introduction to Drones and Archaeology: Daniel Hunt and Toby Driver (CHERISH / Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Local, National and Global – Heritage Funding Workshop: Stephen Barlow (National Heritage Lottery Fund) and Dr Jamie Davies (AHRC)


40 Minute Workshops 9:15 – 9:55

GIS 1 – An Introduction: Jon Dollery (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Vizgu 1 – Co-Creating Tomorrow Today – Introducing Vizgu: Mensur Ibricic (Vizgu)

People’s Collection Wales: Memory Archive: Gruffydd E. Jones (National Library of Wales) and Reina van der Wiel (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Sharing Local History Digitally: Liz Rawlings, David Llewellyn and Angela Jones (Five Communities History Groups Pembrokeshire)

Minecraft, Skateboarding, a Pop-up Time-vortex (and Other Stories): Polly Groom (Cadw) and the Unloved Heritage? team

Mapio Cymru yn Gymraeg: Wyn Williams (Mapio Cymru) – in Welsh (no simultaneous translation)


40 Minute Workshops 10:05 – 10:45

GIS 2 – Utilising 3D Spatial Data: Jon Dollery (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Vizgu 2 – Co-Creating Tomorrow Today – Creating an Exhibition: Mensur Ibricic (Vizgu)

People’s Collection Wales: Memory Archive: Gruffydd E. Jones (National Library of Wales) and Reina van der Wiel (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Sharing Local History Digitally: Liz Rawlings, David Llewellyn and Angela Jones (Five Communities History Groups Pembrokeshire)

Minecraft, Skateboarding, a Pop-up Time-vortex (and Other Stories): Polly Groom (Cadw) and the Unloved Heritage? team

Mapping Wales in Welsh: Wyn Williams (Mapio Cymru)


10:45  Tea and Coffee (Great Hall)


11:15 – 13:00 SPLIT SESSION 2

Digital Data Session

11:15 Introduction to Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age (SEADDA) COST Action: Dr Holly Wright (Archaeology Data Service)

11:35 To Eternity from Here? Building Digital Capacity in the Archives Sector: Jo Pugh (The National Archives)

11:55 The Digital Archive and the Politics of Digitisation: Gerben Zaagsma (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History: C²DH)

12:15 Delivering the Archive – A Modular Approach: David Thomas and Tom Pert (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

12:35 Questions and Discussion


Digital Heritage Session

11:15 Pam Mae Angen Mwy o Brosiectau Mapio yn Gymraeg ac Ieithoedd Llai Eraill [Why We Need More Mapping Projects in Welsh and Other Smaller Languages]: Gareth Morlais (Welsh Government) – in Welsh with simultaneous translation

11:35 Digital Art – A Lens on to Heritage Sites: Tim Hill (Cadw)

11:55 An Augmented Reality Case Study of Bryn Celli Ddu: Bernard Tiddeman (Aberystwyth University)

12:15 The Museum Has Entered the Chat – Exploring the Possibility of Social Media: Joe Vaughan (The Museum of English Rural Life)


13.00 Lunch (Great Hall)


14:00 – 15:50 KEYNOTE SESSION 2 (Theatre)

14:00 Europeana: Driving Digital Transformation: Harry Verwayen (Europeana Foundation)

14:30 Digital Past: It is all about Knowledge, Story and Memory: Marinos Ioannides (University of Technology Cyprus / UNESCO)

15:00 Title TBC: Josie Fraser (Head of Digital Policy, National Lottery Heritage Fund)

15:30 Questions and Discussion

15:50 Summing up: Dr Hayley Roberts (Bangor University)

16:15  End


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