Programme 2018

Programme 2018

Hosted by UCD School of Information and Communication Studies in conjunction with The Digital Repository of Ireland, April 11 – 13th 2018



Wednesday 11 April 2018

Pre-conference Workshop at UCD Humanities Institute

At University College Dublin – Humanities Institute, Belfield Campus

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Managing Small Archaeological Collections


Thursday 12 April 2018 

At the Royal Irish Academy

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8:30-9:00am Registration 

9am-11am Keynote, What is Virtual Heritage? Three Perspectives

Immersion and Presence: Locative Game Mechanics and Narrative
Techniques for Cultural Heritage

Mads Haahr, Founder, CEO and Creative Director, Haunted Planet Studios

Real World Engagement and Virtual Heritage – Considering Outcomes when Using Technology in Public Spaces

Simon O’ Connor, Founding Director, Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)

How Long is Good and is Forever Best? Value, Virtual Heritage, and Data Archives

Kalpana Shankar, Professor and Head of School, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies


11-11:30am Coffee


11:30-12:30pm – Session 1 – Surveying the Digital Landscape  

Rebeka Vital – Digital Survey of Heritage and its Potential for Representation to the Broad Public

Anthony Corns, G. Devlin, S. Henry, E. Pollard, R. Shaw and L. Shine -The CHERISH (Climate, Heritage and Environments of Reefs Islands and Headlands) Projects

Daniel Maher – AZ׃3D, Using Augmented Reality to Resurrect the Azure Window


12:30-2:00pm – Lunch and poster/video presentations  


2:00-3:00pm – Session 2 – Digital Libraries: visualising words  

Anna Bale – Dúchas: the digitsation of the National Folklore Collection UCD

Maria Ryan – Saving the Web at the National Library of Ireland

Niall O’Leary – Visual Correspondence: the use of data visualisation in the analysis of Letters Corpora


3:00-3:30pm Coffee


3:30-5pm Invited panel, How Do We Teach and Share Knowledge in the Area of Virtual Heritage? Four perspectives

This panel will feature four professionals with unique perspectives on teaching and sharing knowledge including graduate programmes, internship, work experiences, workshops and informal learning. This interactive session will feature questions from the audience: please write a question(s) for the panel on the notecard found in your conference bag and submit it at lunch.
Chair: Dr. Costas Papadopoulos, Lecturer, Centre for Digital Humanities, Maynooth University
Ms. Ali Hayes-Brady, recent MLIS graduate
Dr. Amber Cushing, School of Information and Communication Studies, UCD
Ms. Clare Lanigan, Digital Repository of Ireland
Ms. Kasandra O’Connell, Head, IFI Irish Film Archive


Conference dinner, Thursday 12 April, 7 pm

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Brother Hubbard North – 153 Capel Street, just North of the Liffey in Dublin City Centre


Friday 13 April 2018

At the Royal Irish Academy

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8:30-9:00am Registration will be open


9:00-9:30am Invited presentation, Stephen Howell, Microsoft Ireland – Tools for Virtual Heritage


9:30-11:00am – Session 3 – Experiencing Virtual Worlds: public engagement

Diana Avramica – Experience Design, Digital Crafts and Spatial Narratives for Architectural Heritage: Mackintosh immersive, Queen’s Church, VR

Amber Cushing – Perceptions of Learning from Mobile Walking Tours: using male versus female figures to contextualise artefacts in Walk1916

Maurice Murphy – Armagh Observatory: a proposal for a historic virtual reality educational immersive experience

Suzana Trajkovska Kochankovska – Digital small art exhibition: Case study of digitalization of Living History-Living Nature project


11:00-11:30am Coffee


11:30-1:00pm – Session 4 – Digital Imaging

John McCarthy and Erin Sebo – Polychromatic Reconstruction of Castledermot High Crosses

James Byrne, Fionndwyfar Colton, Sinéad Greene, Michael Kurzmeier, Amanda Morse, Eleanor O’Brien, Deirdre Power, Sarah Roche, Seán Sourke and Lauren Tracey – Collaborative Photogrammetric Recording for Classroom Engagement and Skills Acquisition: the Russell Library 3D Cuneiform Project

Clare Busher O’Sullivan – A Conservation Study of Prehistoric Rock Art in South-West Ireland

Colin Wallace and Dorina Moullou – Virtual Agora: creating access to the inaccessible

Lee Pretlove and Maciej Pawlikowski- Towards a Digital Repository of Cambridge Digital Library’s 3D Photogrammetry Models


1:00-2:00pm Lunch


2:00-3:45pm – Session 5 – Building Virtual Worlds

Rob Barratt – Using 3D Reconstruction and Gaming Software to Interpret and Present Archaeological Sites: examples from Neolithic Malta

Tom Chandler – Visualising Angkor

Pedro Luengo – Approaches to Baroque Light in a Global Religious Context

Mónica Sánchez – Blender at the Service of Virtual Heritage Conservation

David Vacas Madrid and Clara Molina Sánchez -Recovering a Lost Building: virtual reconstruction of All Hallows Church


3:45-5:00pm – Session 6 – Experiencing Virtual Worlds:  the research perspective  

Lynda Mulvin and Anna Kadzik – ‘Connecting Early Medieval Collections of Europe’ CEMEC Project: means and methods of evaluating impact of aspects of digitisation and 3D technologies on cultural heritage and creativity

Maurice Murphy – Virtual Historic Dublin City

Mary Teehan and Anthony Corns-Heritage Science: opening access to scientific resources in Europe


5:00-7:00pm Virtual Historic City launch and drinks reception