Call for Papers - VHN:Ireland (Conference)

Posted: Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Virtual Heritage Network Ireland (VHN:Ireland)has issued a Call for Papers for the 2016 conference, at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, (CACSSS) University College Cork from Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 December 2016. Deadline for receipt of proposals is September 4, 2016.

VHN Ireland aims to bring together people who work for the support, improvement and promotion of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond across the academic, business, education, cultural heritage, policy, and tourism sectors. It welcomes people from a diverse range of backgrounds including archaeology, cultural studies, social sciences, arts, conservation, education, engineering, computer science, business, and industry. We particularly welcome international researchers and professionals who work on Virtual Heritage outside Ireland.

Objectives of VHN Ireland
• To make connections between people from a variety of sectors in Ireland and beyond who share an active interest in virtual heritage;
• To encourage and support the carrying out of virtual heritage activities of the highest international standards;
• To promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond;
• To undertake any other activity that benefits virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond.


The VHN: Ireland 2016 organising committee invites proposals for papers, posters and interactive presentations relating to all aspects of Irish cultural heritage. This year's themes include but are not limited to
• Digitising Cultural Heritage;
• Representing Data;
• Engaging with New Technologies and Methods;
We welcome projects which include co-operation between public and private bodies as well as public engagement and Citizen Science aspects. For more details and topics see the VHN:2016 website

We invite you to participate in the VHN:Ireland 2016 conference by submitting your presentation by September 4 2016. Likewise if you have a colleague who may be interested in presenting please forward on these details.


All proposals should be submitted in word (.doc, .docx) or pdf format using this form. Please download and completed the submission and return it to our submissions and reviewing coordinators at before 4th September 2016. Contact us if you any queries.


This year the VHN:Ireland Keynote lecture will delivered by Dr. Graeme Earl, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton and Deputy Chair of the Web Science Institute (WSI).

Graeme trained as an archaeologist and subsequently gained commercial and academic experience in computing, particularly in the areas of computer aided design, graphics and geographic information systems. He has a particular interest in the connections between cultural heritage, computer science and engineering. He has a passion for developing interdisciplinary research partnerships and supporting educational innovation. In recent years these have included the Portus Massive Open Online Course, the PortusLimen European Research Council project, work on Reflectance Transformation Imaging and at Portus, both funded by the AHRC, and work on human computer interaction and research narratives funded by the RCUK Digital Economy programme. His primary role in the Faculty of Humanities at Southampton is to support enterprise and research impact.



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