Digital Past 2014

digitalpasts#I just heard of a two-day conference on digital technologies for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of heritage sites and artefacts. What makes this particularly interesting I believe is that the speakers are a mix of academics, technology companies and heritage specialists. This might prove an interesting platform bringing together the ‘thinkers’ and the ‘doers’ 🙂 That’s maybe a bit of simplification, but I think it never hurts for specialists in all fields to come out of their comfort zone and be confronted with those who work towards very different ‘deliverables’.

Registration is now open. More info on the event’s website.

Registration is now open for the Digital Past 2014 conference. The cost of registration is £69 for the two days, including refreshments and lunches on both days. A conference dinner will be held at the St George’s Hotel on the evening of the 12th, bookable at an additional cost of £30.

To register for attendance, dinner or stands, please go to Eventbrite.

Places are limited, so early registration is advised. We look forward to seeing you in Llandudno!



Jonathan Purday (Europeana)

Steve Burnard (Adobe)

Douglas Cawthorne (Digital Buildings Heritage Group, de Monfort University)

Alex Hildred (The Mary Rose Trust)

Sue Wolfe (Callen-Lenz)

Matthew Epler (Kinograph)

Michael Doneus (Ludwig Boltman Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, University of Vienna)

Session speakers:

John Edwards (Cadw): Digital technologies in site management

John McCreadie (IIC Technologies): Approaches to Digital Documentation

Richard Cuttler, Lucie Dingwall (University of Birmingham), Tobias Tonner (Coaptics Ltd): An innovative application for the management of the historic environment in Qatar

tbc (DART): The DART Project

Paul Burrows (Leica Geosystems): UAV’s, Mobile Mapping and laser scanning: cutting edge developments from Leica Geosystems

Andrew Wilson (Bangor University): Re-creating lost heritage: Automated photogrammetry on archived images

Keith Haylock (University of Aberystwyth) & Toby Driver (RCAHMW): Using X-ray Fluorescence to shed new light on the Iron Age hillforts of mid Wales

Lorner Jenner (Independent Interpretation Consultant), Julian Baum & Claire Lewis (Take 27): A virtual tour of Halkyn lead mines

Tom Duncan (Duncan McCauley Gmbh & Co): Visualising stories in a heritage site

Samantha Sportun (Manchester Museum): Virtual Object Handling

Jonathan Knox (Pixogram): Touching the Neolithic

Saskia Nijs (Layar): title tbc

Judith Winters (Internet Archaeology): Internet Archaeology: some reflections on a digital past

Adrian Hickey & Helen Jackson (Centre of Media Research, University of Ulster): A cultural approach to developing location based content


Matt Harris (Mobile Explorer): Mobile based platforms for site interpretation

Paul Burrows (Leica Geosystems): UAV’s, Mobile Mapping and laser scanning

Nathan Jorgensen (Software Alliance Wales): WordPress for websites

Samantha Sportun (Manchester Museum): Haptics

Ben Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University): Reusing archived images for automated photogrammetry of cultural heritage

John McCreadie (IIC Technologies): Structured Light Scanning and Structure from Motion

Marion Page (Dyfed Archaeological Trust) and Tom Pert (RCAHMW/ Peoples Collection Wales): Crowd Sourcing: the Archwilio App and Wales 1900

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