Digital futures of cultural heritage education: final workshop

Thursday 9 June 2011

Focusing on the idea of content ‘in the hands of the user’, our final event invited colleagues from across the cultural, commercial and academic sectors to discuss their own developments, ideas and research around social media and user-generated content.

As discussion and networking have been the most-valued parts of our previous events, the format of this final gathering was an ‘unconference’, in which participants nominated their own ideas for sessions prior to the event, ‘pitched’ them on the day, and then took part in discussion sessions around each pitch. The workshop ended with a brief presentation by Dr Angelina Russo.

The slides from the event are available on the Resources page and the archive of the lively twitter activity is also available.


9.30 registration and coffee
10.00 welcome and introduction
10.10 ARTIST ROOMS online
Sarah Saunders & Christopher Ganley, National Galleries of Scotland and Tate
10.25 Using QR codes for location-based social media
David Benyon, Edinburgh Napier University
10.40 Hi-tech, low-cost approaches to community heritage surveys – the case of historic graveyards
John Tierney, Eachtra Archaeological Projects
10.55 coffee  
11.15 How do you engage and hold attention online?
David Petherick, Digital Biographer
11.30 Why place things ‘in the hands of the user’? The view from a local authority historic environment service
Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer at Highland Council
11.45 App Audio Tours – Interpretation
Clare McLeod, Intermezzo
12.00 AddressingHistory: challenges in crowdsourcing Edinburgh’s past
Nicola Osborne, Social Media Officer at EDINA
12.15 lunch
1.00 discussions
2.00 plenary and closing presentation (Dr Angelina Russo)
2.30 end

Organisers: The University of Edinburgh, RCAHMS, National Museums Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.

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