Registration for the Conference “Digital Past 2017: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach” is open. The event, that will take place from the 15th to the 16th February 2017, is organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
Digital Past is an annual two-day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond. Bringing together individuals from the commercial, public, academic, third sector and voluntary sectors, the conference aims to promote learning, discussion and debate around a range of digital technologies in current use, or in development, to record and understand the historic environment.
Delegates will be offered a combination of presentations, seminar sessions and hands-on workshops and demonstrations in a friendly and informal atmosphere that aim to promote the exchange of ideas and facilitate networking. Unconference sessions will be provided on the first afternoon, giving the opportunity for delegates not on the formal timetable to give presentations on projects, research, ideas or issues within or outside the strict themes of this year’s event. Exhibition stands provide an opportunity for displays and the demonstration of projects or products, and the chance to talk to heritage organisations, societies, universities, product developers and retailers.
The themes for 2017 will be ‘Digital Survey’ and ‘Digital Heritage’.
- The More You Give The More You Get: Jill Cousins (Europeana)
- Virtual Heritage Wales – Caerwent Roman Town: Jane Ellis (First Campus, University of South Wales) & Craig Oates (Digichemistry Studios)
- The Discovery and Documentation of the Newport Ship: Unlocking the secrets of a medieval merchant vessel found in Wales: Dr Toby Jones (Newport Medieval Ship Project)
- The history of the Future: Dr Alexy Karenowski (Institute of Digital Archaeology & University of Oxford)
- Digital Engagement and Education: Owen Llywelyn (National Library of Wales) (Welsh with simultaneous translation)
Digital Past 2017 is being held in The Riverfront, one of Wales’ leading venues and conveniently located on Newport’s newly redeveloped riverfront. The city is easily accessible with excellent transport links by road and rail: the Riverfront is only 5 minutes from the M4 and in the immediate vicinity of train and bus stations.