Conference 2017

Researching Digital Cultural Heritage is a 2-day international conference that takes place in Manchester on 30/11 – 1/12 2017. The conference  proposes a critical examination of established and emerging theoretical, methodological and analytical frameworks in researching cultural heritage spaces, objects, audiences and practices in the digital realm. The conference explores both the impact that digital media have in developing new research methodologies and frameworks of analysis of cultural heritage; and the practice of researching digitally mediated or digitally constituted heritage objects, spaces and interactions and the environments in which this research takes place.

The conference brings together established and early career academics, students, practitioners and policy makers from fields as diverse as museology, heritage studies, digital humanities, social anthropology, sociology, geography, education, history, archaeology, material culture studies, design, communication studies, cultural studies, media studies and computer science, who are interested in reflecting critically on research practices in digital cultural heritage.

Conference Organisers

  • Dr Kostas Arvanitis, University of Manchester
  • Dr Areti Galani (Newcastle University)

Programme panel

  • Dr Guyda Armstrong, University of Manchester
  • Dr Chiara Bonacchi, University College London
  • Dr Shawn Day, University College Cork
  • Dr Maria Economou, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Jenny Kidd, Cardiff University
  • Dr Stelios Lekakis, Newcastle University
  • Dr Bethany Rex, University of the Arts London
  • Dr Mia Ridge, The British Library
  • Dr Chiara Zuanni, Victoria & Albert Museum

Funders and Sponsors

We are grateful to the following funders and sponsors of the conference:

  • Artsmethods@Manchester
  • Digital Humanities, University of Manchester
  • Division of Art History, Music and Drama, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Graduate School, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
  • Methods@Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership

We would like to thank:

The student volunteers and staff of the University of Manchester and Newcastle University who have contributed to the organisation of the conference.

The Manchester Museum for hosting the conference.