Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage

6th conference with the topic “The Intangible Heritage”, 26-27 September 2014, Lodz (Poland)

The host institutions of the 6th conference “Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage” invite you to tackle the problem of dealing with cultural heritage which has lost its physical manifestations – in parts or completely – or which did not have any form of physical manifestation at all. This includes the requirements for recording and passing on such forms of a cultural heritage which originated in the digital world (born-digital).

Proposed presentations should highlight the usual forms of scientific work on and the documentation of intangible cultural heritage. Furthermore, they should present the associated forms of computer-based approaches.

We hope for presentations which cover the following topics:

  1. Research on and visualisation of destroyed monuments, especially their computer-based reconstruction, their scientific provability and the digitalisation of documentations of objects which do not exist anymore.
  2. The problem of the long-term availability and readability of the “digital heritage” and especially of the virtual reconstruction in the context of the postulated “Web 3.0”, semantic networks and “Linked Open Data”.
  3. Research on and visualisation of such pieces of art which had been planned but not created or which were only of a temporary nature, such as ephemeral triumphal arches, decorations or castra doloris. The research should be based on the original visual concepts or plans as well as on corresponding approaches to computer-based 3D models.
  4. The documentation of, research on and presentation of different genres of intangible culture, such as technologies or traditions and customs, in contemporary media.
  5. (Digital) collections of sources, such as teaching materials, manuals or sketch/note books.

Approaches which summarize traditional forms of documentation and research and also present results of computer-based methods would be especially interesting.

The computer-based visualisation as a supporting aspect of the scientific discourse is of special interest to the conference. The primary concern is to find answers to the question of which conditions have to be fulfilled to enable the computer-based visualisation to become a core element of the scientific discourse.

Contact at the Herder Institute: Piotr Kuroczyński

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