Digital Past 2018 Workshops
In addition to the many and varied presentations at Digital Past, the conference also offers a range of practical workshops, held on the morning of Thursday 8th February.
HLF Wales are heading into a period of public consultation regarding strategy, including strategy on digital heritage. Richard Bellamy, Head of HLF Wales, will be running a workshop, Heritage Lottery Fund: Future Direction and Funding, around this consultation.
Dan Boys of Audio Trails/placesandtrails will be running a 40 minute workshop on the placeesandtrails platform, a low cost and user friendly way to deliver digital heritage content to any location. Dan will be explaining how the platform works and demonstrating how to set up and customise your own site.
In another 40 minute workshop Owain Dafydd of the National Library of Wales will outline the steps that the Library has taken in creating an extremely successful range of digital learning resources on the Hwb platform. Owain will discuss the needs of the curriculum in Wales and share experiences as to what works best when creating interesting and useful content.
Jon Dolley, Mapping and GIS Officer at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales will be leading a walk up Pen Dinas Hillfort, one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in west Wales. Pen Dinas: A guided tour of old and new discoveries will be an opportunity to explore the hillfort while hearing about recent work in geophysics and GIS that has been instrumental in changing the understanding of this important site.
The Computer Science Department at Aberystwyth University will be offering an opportunity for a guided tour and demonstrations of some of their Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. This will include the University’s VR lab, the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, home to indoor robots including the iCub robot, the Field and Applied Robots Lab, home to outdoor environment robots, and the Lightstage.
Li Sou, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Bradford and Chris Caswell, Head of Fieldwork at DigVentures will be using a combination of presentations and round table discussions to bring together anyone interested or involved in creating, processing, analysing and archiving digital datasets from laser scanning or photogrammetry to discuss how best to manage and archive them. 3D digital datasets: Management and archiving is anticipated to be the first meeting of many, and it is hoped to form a working group to continue this discussion into the future.