Workshops at Digital Past 2020
In addition to a range of wonderful speakers, Digital Past 2020 has a diverse range of nine workshops on offer for delegates. The workshops occur on the morning of the second day and range from behind-the-scene tours to hands-on training.
Some of the more practical training sessions include Royal Commission led ‘GIS – You’ve Never Had It So Good!: How to Create, Build and Use a GIS Environment Using Open Source GIS and Open Data’ a series of two 40-minute hands-on training sessions dealing firstly with the basics of GIS, and secondly with more advanced visualisation of data, and ‘Droning on: A Practical Introduction to Drones and Archaeology’ covering the basics of safe drone flying and post-processing of drone captured data.
Vizgu will be running an introductory session on their software for creating exhibitions for the visually impaired, followed by a hackathon, allowing organisations to create ideas around their own collections with the opportunity to win Vizgu’s services to put this into reality!
Other workshops will provide opportunity for round-table discussion based on presentation of case studies.
The Royal Commission and People’s Collection Wales will demonstrate Memory Archive, a project looking at the use for archives for those living with dementia, while the Five Communities History Groups Pembrokeshire will showcase their Sharing Local History Digitally project, facilitating discussion around the digitisation of community archives. Mapping Wales in Welsh, run by Mapio Cymru, will take a practical look at the needs, challenges and processes for mapping current and historic Welsh place-names with a call for active participation.
We are very pleased to welcome youth members of the Unloved Heritage? project to demonstrate, and allow delegates to experience, some of the activities they have been doing in Minecraft, Skateboarding, a Pop-up Time-vortex (and Other Stories). We also welcome the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund who will run a joint workshop on funding strategies for digital heritage.
Finally, on offer is a wonderful opportunity for a joint behind-the-scenes tour of the archives and stores of the Royal Commission and the National Library of Wales!
Digital Past: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach
12 & 13 February 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth