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Centre for Digital Heritage meeting 2017

Date: 14 June 2017 - 16 June 2017
Location: Van Steenis Building | Einsteinweg 2 | 2333 CC Leiden

The Digital Archaeology Research Group and the Centre for Global Heritage and Development will jointly host the 2017 annual meeting of the Centre for Digital Heritage at the Faculty of Archaeology. During this event, the travelling LeidenGlobal photo exhibition 'Heritage on the Move' will be opened by prof.dr. Pieter ter Keurs.


Heritage under Threat

Armed conflicts are currently threatening heritage at scales that seemed inconceivable only a few years ago. Tangible heritage such as landscapes, sites, monuments and artefacts and intangible heritage such as knowledge, languages and traditions are likewise affected. Apart from such obvious threats in conflict zones, heritage elsewhere is often threatened by neglect, decay, or a lack of stakeholder involvement, education, or technical and financial means.

Digital technologies provide manifold means for heritage recording, monitoring, analysis and visualisation, as well as for dissemination, education and community involvement. The 2017 annual meeting of the Centre for Digital Heritage will explore these means and their applications to heritage under threat, taking into account that digital data and tools themselves may become part of our (endangered) heritage.


Conference attendance requires prior registration. Students and PhD students will be requested to provide proof of their status at the registration desk. Members of the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development are requested to register from a university account.

Programme and registration