International Conference: “Digital Heritage in the new knowledge environment”

The Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments invites you to the three-day International Conference

“Digital Heritage in the new knowledge environment: shared spaces & open paths to cultural content”

31 October - 2 November 2008

New digital media and the robust developments of web 2.0 have enabled and are continuously shaping a fluid and dynamic knowledge environment. Collaborative and creative ways of web-based authoring, editing and publishing, allow for the co-creation of content, the dissemination of knowledge and the self-regulation of social networks. Researchers, experts and practitioners are already taking advantage of these new possibilities while at the same time are concerned about the longevity of applications and the preservation of digitised or `'born digital” cultural content. Issues of interoperability, accessibility and public use of digital content have become urgent for contemporary museums, archives and heritage institutions.


Redefining the research field: digital applications and new media in archaeological practice and heritage management (databases and information systems, audiovisual media, GIS, etc.)

Shaping a common language: documentation standards, metadata, compatibility, interoperability, data mining and knowledge engineering, language support, etc.

Exploring the web 2.0 potential: collaborative authoring and instant-publishing tools (e.g. blogs, wikis), social networks, audiovisual content, copyright issues etc.

Widening the audience: new roles and ways of producing and sharing knowledge for the public.

Theorizing Digital Heritage: critical / theoretical approaches to cultural heritage and digital culture.

As part of the above sessions, introductory talks have been invited and will be presented by notable researchers and specialists, including:

Dr Adam-Veleni, Director, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Dr Tourta A., Director, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki
Mr Eve S., Director, L-P Archaeology
Mr Poole Ν., Chief Executive, Collections Trust
Dr Doerr M., Head of the Centre for Cultural Informatics, Information Systems Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research & Technology
Dr Kollias S., Professor, National Technical Univesity of Athens
Dr Constantopoulos P, Professor, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, and Digital Curation Unit, Athena Research Centre
Mr Farmakis G., Chief Executive Officer, Agilis S.A. Statistics & Informatics
Dr Kansa E., Executive Director, Information and Service Design (ISD), School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Mr Isaksen L., Moderator, Αntiquist Community and Doctoral Student at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
Dr Ashley M., Manager, Media Vault Program, Office of the Chief Information Officer and Data Services (OCIO/IST-DS), University of California, Berkeley
Dr Brogan T., Director, Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Centre for East Crete (INSTAP)
Mr Ducke B., Senior Applications Support and Development Officer, Oxford Archaeology Ltd
Dr Paschalidis G., Assoc. Professor, Dep. of Journalism & Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr Arvanitis Κ., Lecturer, Centre for Museology, Universitry of Manchester

 Conference Invitation (Greek)

 Conference Program

 Digital Heritage in the new knowledge environment: Report (Greek)

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