The Conference on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries & Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage is an international event for the professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts, stakeholders and researchers from the cultural domain, starting a dialogue that will lay out the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice.
Urban history, drawing on architectural heritage and cultural history, is one of the key areas in digital humanities. Regarding to that research interest, digital libraries play an important role, especially for visual media like photographs, paintings, or drawings, but also for physical and digital 3D models. Due to the wide field of possible research, different approaches, methods and technologies have emerged – and are still emerging.
The purpose of the conference is to concentrate on the area of tension between the fields of cultural heritage, technologies and education. We aim to discuss crucial challenges for further research and encourage debate on the state of the art and future work. We would like to invite contributions on theoretical and methodological issues, application scenarios and projects, as well as novel approaches and tools. This includes the following five areas:
To this cause, we are seeking for original and innovative contributions in theoretical and practical applications on Digital Cultural Heritage.
Research on architectural and urban cultural heritage is enhanced by emerging and fast developing digital technologies. Digital tools are used to support workflows, analysis and presentations, resulting in new research questions and insights into architectural and urban cultural heritage. We welcome contributions reflecting the interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars in the field of CH research and experts in digital technologies leading to new research approaches on architectural and urban cultural heritage:
The immense effort invested in digitization and rapid changes in technologies and formats has greatly increased the importance of sustainability in recent years. This is extremely relevant for projects in the field of cultural heritage working with databases, virtual infrasturctures, virtual museums, digital reconstructions. Long-term data storage, availability of data and the interoperability of data formats are major challenges to existing digital infrastructures. We welcome contributions refering to these technological challenges on:
Both research on urban history from the perspective of humanities and the development of supporting digital technologies are attracting attention from art history, digital cultural heritage studies and information sciences. These multidisciplinary settings present various challenges due to the specific requirements of interdisciplinary work, such as common languages, project strategies or critically reflected methods. The widespread impact of digital humanities has created a high demand for research to be put to practical use. The applicable techniques, valid strategies, classifications and quality standards need to be determined. We welcome contributions on:
Education and support by digital libraries and repositories still only plays a minor role in scholarly discourses on cultural heritage and in particular urban history. There is still no broad consensus on specific education paradigms or a canon of didactic settings in digitally supported teaching on urban history, and a shortage of extensive studies in this resarch area. We welcome contributions on:
Academic culture, institutionalization of research, as well as the regulation and management of heritage are approached by international research and infrastructure projects involving key actors and stakeholders in this area. Research Infrastructures aim at offering access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in Cultural Heritage. We welcome contributions on:
|Abstract submission deadline||30th June 2019|
|Notification of acceptance||09th August 2019|
|Conference registration deadline||30th September 2019|
|Conference||10th-11th October 2019|
|Full paper submission deadline||31st January 2020|
|Notification of acceptance for publishing||29th February 2020|
|Submission of camera ready-versions||31st March 2020|
|Edited volume in press (information about publisher follows)||3rd quarter 2020|
Submitted contributions should be in the form of extended abstracts. The conference adopts a double blind reviewing process. The authors must ensure that any information such as affiliations, contact details, e-mails or other type of information that can help identify the authors of the papers are removed from the submitted version.
Please submit an extended abstract of 1500-1700 words in PDF format by June 30th, 2019 via the electronic upload submission procedure on the EasyChair website.
All submissions will be peer reviewed for their originality, validity, methodology, writing quality and overall contribution to the research fields of the conference.
We expect to receive original contributions in one of two formats:
The conference will take place in Dresden, Germany. The keynotes and the conference program will be held at the German Hygiene Museum (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum).
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