Digital Heritage at Digital Past 2020: Session 2
For our second Digital Heritage session at Digital Past we are pleased to welcome a diverse range of speakers.
Our first presentation deals with the survival of place-names in smaller languages, taking Welsh as a case study. Gareth Morlais, Welsh language technology specialist at Welsh Government and advocate for smaller languages to big-tech companies, will look at initiatives to map names, discussing the challenges and impacts. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.-Why-we-need-more-mapping-projects-in-welsh-Eng.pdf
As Lifelong learning Manager at Cadw, Tim Hill has a passion for engaging new audiences and making historic sites accessible in new and different ways, particularly for traditionally hard to reach audiences. Tim will be showcasing Cadw’s new app, designed to encourage people to engage with guardianship sites on a deeper and more immersive level, discussing how it’s multi-sensory layers can add a more meaningful and stimulating experience for visitors on-site and online. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.-Digital-Art-A-lens-onto-heritage-sites-Eng.pdf
Out third speaker will focus more specifically on an individual Cadw site, Bryn Celli Ddu Chambered tomb, Anglesey. As a site with a long and complex history, and with limited accessibility, Bernard Tiddeman, Reader in Computer Science, Aberystwyth University, and a team of colleagues have created an AR app that allows the user to experience the phases of the monuments development, both as onsite augmentation to a visit and desktop/home visualisation. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.-An-Augmented-Reality-Case-Study-of-Bryn-Celli-Du-Eng.pdf
Last, but certainly not least, we will be joined by Joe Vaughan of The Museum of English Rural Life. In 2018 the museum went viral for its ‘absolute unit’ tweet and its ability to engage the public with its social media presence hasn’t looked back since. Joe will be looking at the opportunities afforded to heritage organisations by social media, where engagement can be decidedly untraditional and take unexpected turns, but still complement the work of the organisations themselves. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/4.-The-Museum-Has-Entered-the-Chat-Joe-Vaughan-Eng-1.pdf
Digital Past: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach
12 & 13 February 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth