Inaugural International Colloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation 2005

August 10th, 2005 by Melissa

University of Abertay Dundee
Thursday 10th November 2005

Colloquium announcement and call for papers

In November, the University of Abertay Dundee in conjunction with the Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust will host the Inaugural International Colloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation in its newly-opened Cultural Centre.

The colloquium will run alongside an International Exhibition of Digital Heritage and Preservation, featuring exhibits from, amongst others, the Universities of Stanford and Venice. The event will provide stimulating presentations from a broad range of cultural sectors and will give delegates the opportunity to hear presentations from five leading figures in the field.

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals: 31st August 2005

The colloquium committee invites proposals for papers on any area of digital heritage or preservation, and from all cultural sectors: museums, libraries, archives, archaeological monuments and sites, live performances, exhibitions and of course, the World Wide Web.

In particular we welcome proposals that seek to comment on applications of digital technology to the protection of heritage resources (including the virtual recreation of lost resources), or which apply cross-disciplinary thinking to heritage and preservation. Possible topics for consideration include, but are not restricted to:

Digitising cultural heritage
Augmented reality
Digital libraries and digital documents
Virtual architecture and construction
Applications of music technology to heritage preservation
3D modelling and animation
Digital photography
Web and audiovisual archiving
Haptic interfaces and blurring the real-virtual boundary
Displaying virtual and intangible exhibits
Digital technology and curatorship
Working models and case studies
Interdisciplinary perspectives

Individual presentations should be no more than twenty minutes in duration. Proposals should take the form of a title followed by an abstract of not more than 250 words. Deadline for submission is 31st August 2005. Decisions will be notified in early September 2005. Finished papers for inclusion in the on-line proceedings should be 3000-4000 words in length and should be received by 15th October 2005.

Proposals should be sent to:
Dr. Kenny McAlpine
University of Abertay Dundee
Kydd Building, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG, UK
E-mail: k.mcalpine@abertay.ac.uk
Tel. +44 (0)1382 308600
Fax: +44 (0)1382 308627

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