Workshop ‘Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges’ at C&T’15

Workshop 'Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges' at C&T'15


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University of Limerick
Castletroy , Limerick, Ireland

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Workshop: ‘Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges’

In the workshop the meSch team will explore the role of technology supporting and mediating cultural heritage practices for both professional communities (cultural heritage professionals, heritage institutions, etc.) and civic communities (citizen-led heritage initiatives, heritage volunteers, personal and community identified heritage, heritage crowdsourcing, etc.). The workshop will discuss challenges and future opportunities for technology use and for design and participatory processes in the context of various heritage communities, and the role of different stakeholders. The workshop will take place as part of the Communities & Technologies 2015 international conference in Limerick (Ireland) and will run over 1 day on Sunday, 28th of June 2015.

Workshop Venue: Engineering Research Building, University of Limerick (map and directions here and here)


08:00- 09:00: Registration

09:00-09:30 Welcome and introductions

09:30-10:30 Presentations (15 mins presentation max, 5 mins Q&A) (Chair: Luigina Ciolfi)

  • 09:30-09:50 “Citizen Science and Digital Cultural Heritage: Potential for Wider Engagement with the General Public”, Milena Dobreva, Edel Jennings, Anna Devreni-Koutsouki
  • 09:50-10:10 “DIY Platform for Innovative Small Museum Experiences”, Licia Calvi, Arnold P.O.S. Vermeeren
  • 10:10-10:30 “Local Heritage as Participatory Digital Culture: The Rise and Fall of ‘Anglesey: A Bridge Through Time’ Website”, Susanne Skubik Intrilligator, Eben Muse

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Presentations ctd. (Chair: Monika Lechner)

  • 11:00-11:20 “Challenging Political Agendas Through Indigenous Media: Hawa’i and Cultural Values”, Susan Shay
  • 11:20-11:40 “Online Maker Communities: Craft and Engagement with Cultural Heritage”, Amalia Sabiescu, Martin Woolley, Catherine Cummings, Janine Prins
  • 11:40-12:00 “Which Interactions to Foster the Social Dimension of Museum Visit?”, Yvan Peter, Patricia Plénacoste
  • 12:00-12:20 “Involving the Museum Visitor Community in Designing Exhibits”, Loraine Clarke, Emma Nicol

12:20:12:30 Quick recap, setting agenda for afternoon

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Papers ctd. (Chair: Laura Maye)

  • 14:00-14:20 “Archaeological Remote Sensing: Some Community Engagement in Ireland”, Kevin Barton, Daniel Curley
  • 14:20-14:40 “Indigenous Knowledge Through Storytelling and Personas: Technologies, Methods and Challenges”, Daniel G. Cabrero, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus 
  • 14:40-15:00 “An Exploratory Study of Sensemaking of Historical Information”, Tom Wrigglesworth, Leon Watts
  • 15:00-15:20 “Artcasting and ARTIST ROOMS on Tour: Using Mobilities-Informed Methods to Support New Approaches to Arts Evaluation”, Jen Ross, Claire Sowton, Jeremy Knox, Chris Speed

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-16:30 Discussion in small groups, addressing open issues emerging from presentations

16:30-17:00 Groups reporting back and final discussion

17:00 Workshop ends; C&T 2015 Opening Reception at Plassey House

Accepted papers

The accepted papers can be found at the workshop’s website: 


About the conference

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The 7th international Conference on Communities and Technologies is organized by the meSch consortium partner, the University of Limerick and is chaired by our WP1 leader Gabriela Avram. More info and the program can be found on:



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