Friday, May 23, 2008

"Digital Heritage in the New Knowledge Environment

This should be of interest to some on this list.




1ST Announcement – Call for Papers/Participation

The Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments of the Hellenic Ministry of
Culture is organizing a three-day Conference on

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

The Conference, which is going to be held in the end of October 2008, intends to
promote a dialogue on current issues and concerns raised regarding the new
knowledge environment, as this is formed by the use of new media for heritage
management and dissemination.

The discussion will grow around five sessions addressing

a) Case studies of new technologies applied in Archaeology and Heritage
b) Activity towards the formation of a common language to ensure
compatibility and interoperability of applications and systems,
c) The use of Web 2.0 as part of the new knowledge environment,
d) Free, open and public access to heritage content
e) Theoretical approaches to cultural heritage and digital culture.

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

Dr Adam-Veleni, Director, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Dr Dallas C., Assistant Professor, Panteion University
Dr Constantios D., Director, Byzantine & Christian Museum
Dr Constantopoulos P, Professor, Athens University of Economics & Business
Dr Cotsakis C, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr Tourta A., Director, Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki
Farmakis G., Chief Executive Officer, Agilis S.A.
Dr Ashley M., Executive Director, OKAPI, Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching
in Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Dr Brogan T., Director, Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Centre for East
Crete (INSTAP)
Dr Doerr M., Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research & Technology
Mr Ducke B., Senior Applications Support and Development Officer, Oxford
Dr Elliott T., Associate Director for Digital Programs, Institute for the Study of
the Ancient World, New York University
Mr Eve S., Director, L-P Archaeology
Mr Isaksen L., Doctoral Student at School of Electronics and Computer Science,
University of Southampton, Ántiquist Community Moderator, formerly Senior IT
Development Officer at Oxford Archaeology
Dr Kansa E., Executive Director, Information and Service Design (ISD), School of
Information, UC Berkeley
Mr Poole Í., Chief Executive, MDA (Europe)

For further information on the Conference and the thematic sessions please see the
attached file.

We invite all interested to participate with a 15-minute original presentation in
Greek or English to send the title and a 350-word abstract of their talk until 9th
June 2008, including the title of the thematic session under which they wish to be
considered. The selection of papers will be based on the extent of the abstract,
the abstract consistency with the conference theme, and the post date. The
conference presentations will be published in a volume by the Hellenic Ministry of
Culture. Please send abstracts to Ms Kappa by email to, by post
to the Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments offices, Ag. Asomaton 11,
Athens, GR-105 53, Hellas, by fax to +30 210 322 5628. Participants will be
notified by 30th June 2008.

The exact conference dates, as well as a preliminary programme will be announced
in July 2008.

We are looking forward to hearing from you, and please do not hesitate to contact
us for any further enquiries.

Metaxia Tsipopoulou, Ph.D.
Hellenic Ministry of Culture
National Archive of Monuments

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