Living Digital Heritage Conference October 2020

Living Digital Heritage Conference October 2020

Living Digital Heritage Conference

October 10th-12th, 2020

Macquarie University Sydney

The Macquarie University Simulation Hub

Integrating the Past into the Present and Future”

Hosted by the Centre for Ancient Cultures, Heritage and the Environment (CACHE), Macquarie University, Australia

Modern, innovative data collection and digital visualisation capabilities are able to capture ancient artefacts and structures, contexts and traditions faster and in greater detail than ever before. Their sophistication and multi-dimensionality promise engagement with the past at many levels offering opportunities for deeper analyses and experiences to increasingly broader audiences.

The conference will be organised and hosted by the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE). CACHE is a multi-disciplinary research centre focused on research on cross-cultural interaction in ancient cultures from Western Europe to China. Concentrating not only on the history of the societies concerned, but on the languages used, with a special focus on the close study of physical artefacts from antiquity. CACHE engenders transdisciplinary research into ancient knowledge by gathering leading MQ researchers across several disciplines (archaeological science, ancient history and literature, bioarchaeology, biology, environmental sciences) and departments (Human Sciences, International Studies, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ancient History, Geography and Planning).

Virtual Excavation of the “Cave of the Beasts” – a  live Virtual Reality attraction to be exhibited. Courtesy of the University of Cologne, Scandric 3D and Petersen Engineering

SESSIONS

The Living Digital Heritage Conference will take place over three days and will be organised in sessions as follows:

  • Visualising the Past – the multiple ways of visualising cultural heritage for the general public, public science, and global digital heritage
  • Image Based 3D Construction
  • Museology in the Digital Age
  • Deploying Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in Heritage Conservation, Theory and Practice
  • Reconstructing Written Heritage
  • Records of our predecessors - the use and integration of legacy media into modern digital records

Virtual Excavation of the “Cave of the Beasts” – a  live Virtual Reality attraction to be exhibited. Courtesy of the University of Cologne, Scandric 3D and Petersen Engineering

LOCATION

The conference will be hosted in the new Macquarie University Arts Precinct. Macquarie University is well serviced, with bus and train public transport options. A metro station is located at the campus.

The new Macquarie University Arts Precinct

ASSOCIATED EVENT

TThis conference will be an Associated Event of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA2020) to be hosted in Sydney in October 2020. The overarching theme of GA2020 is: Shared Cultures - Shared Heritage - Shared Responsibility, which reflects the global context of heritage as part of cultural identity at a time of rapid population shift, conflict, and environmental uncertainty. GA2020 will assemble up to 1500 delegates from more than 100 countries. See https://icomosga2020.org/ for more information.

The image of the Sydney Opera House is used under licence from the Sydney Opera House Trust.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

For enquiries contact Dr Fred Hardtke at: frederick.hardtke@mq.edu.au

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