Friday, August 13, 2010

Digitising Cultural Heritage

An Event at the British Museum (Reposted from EEF-list)

From: "Jan Picton" 



FREE EVENT

Digitising Cultural Heritage

British Museum: Stevenson Lecture Theatre.
Saturday 4th September 2010, 09:55 - 16:30

Digital technology has revolutionised modern work- and social life. It
is also transforming cultural heritage management. The power to store,
organise and distribute vast quantities of complex data makes possible
today things that only 20 years ago were dreams. This study day brings
together a selection of projects that embrace the potential of the
digital world to broaden and enrich access to mankind's shared cultural
heritage.

The British Museum's founding philosophy - free access for 'all studious
and curious Persons' - today means not just free entry to the museum in
Bloomsbury, but also free access to the collection online. An increasing
community of institutions and projects share this philosophy, and the
past is no longer such a foreign country.

Programme:

9:55    welcome: Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum

10:00-10:30     British Museum Collections Online
                        Julia Stribblehill, British Museum

10:30-11:00     The International Dunhuang Project
                        Sam van Schaik, British Library

11:00-11:30     TEA BREAK

11:30-12:00     Vindolanda Tablets Online
                        Alan Bowman, University of Oxford

12:00-12:30     Integrating Digital Papyrology
                        Gabriel Bodard, Kings College London

12:30-1:30      LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:00       The Ashurbanipal Library Project
                      Jon Taylor, British Museum

2:00-2:30       The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus
                      Steve Tinney, University of Pennsylvania

2:30-3:00       Persistent Digital Archives in Cuneiform Research and
                      Cultural Heritage Management
                      Robert K. Englund, UCLA

3:00-3:30       TEA BREAK

3:30-4:00       The Syrian Digital Library of Cuneiform
                      Bertrand Lafont, CNRS, Paris

4:00-4:30       Cooperation among Research Institutes and Museums -
                      The Digital Edge
                      J├╝rgen Renn, Max Planck Institute for the History of
                      Science, Berlin

The projects highlighted in the afternoon session all belong to an
international collaboration that currently benefits from funding from
the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Those in the morning session have also
benefited from funding from the same source. In addition to the projects
listed in the programme, related projects will be represented in poster
displays in the foyer.

Further details will appear soon at
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on.aspx
Please contact Jon Taylor
(jjtaylor@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk)
with any enquiries.
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