Conference Notes: Content in Motion | Curating Europe’s Audiovisual Heritage: Session 5 & Closing Keynote

Author: Yashar Dehaghani, Sian Barber
Copyright: National Library of Sweden

Opening & Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 & Closing Keynote

The fifth and last session of our #EUscreen15 conference, “Transmedia Storytelling For Archive Materials”, examined the potential of AV archives as tools for storytellers; in cinema, exhibitions and museums as well as in academic research and presentation. The session included talks from Andreas Fickers on transmedia storytelling and media history, Piotr C. Śliwowski on the making of the film “Warsaw Uprising”, and Daniela Petrelli on using design to intertwine digital and physical heritage, and was opened and moderated by Berber Hagedoorn from University of Groningen.

Dean Jansen’s closing keynote speech was on community-driven video accessibility and Amara – the world’s most popular crowdsourcing platform for subtitling video.

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Conference Notes: Content in Motion | Curating Europe’s Audiovisual Heritage: Session 4

Author: Sian Barber
Copyright: National Library of Sweden

Opening & Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 & Closing Keynote

The fourth session of our #EUscreen15 conference, “Curating (Hi)stories”, discussed the role of AV material in scholarly research and education, including the design of interactive teaching materials and online platforms. The session included talks from Peter B. Kaufman on visual education; Elsa Coupard & Claude Mussou on curating history with French audiovisual archives; and Steven Stegers on moving images in history education, and was opened and moderated by Dana Mustata, University of Groningen.

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Mapping the future of digital cultural heritage at EuropeanaTech 2015

Author: Gregory Markus
George Oates and Seb Chan at Europeana Tech. By: Europeana (CC-BY-SA)

George Oates and Seb Chan at Europeana Tech. By: Europeana (CC-BY-SA)

 

“Making the beautiful thing”; this was the theme for the EuropeanaTech 2015 Conference in Paris at the National Library of France on February 12 and 13. But what is the beautiful thing? 

Most people would say that art, paintings, photographs, stories and sculptures, are beautiful things. Though this is true, this was not a gathering of artists – at least not in the traditional sense. EuropeanaTech 2015 instead brought together a crowd of expert developers, innovators, and technical pioneers in the field of digital cultural heritage. The beautiful thing they are united in making? Meaningful interaction between the public and their cultural heritage. And, as Tim Sherratt from Trove reflected, it’s “an ambitious undertaking”.

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