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.
|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
|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
|2.00||plenary and closing presentation (Dr Angelina Russo)|
Organisers: The University of Edinburgh, RCAHMS, National Museums Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.