Join us in the 2013 European Capital of Culture, Marseille, France, this fall for the world’s largest gathering ever focused on Digital Heritage. A joined event of the leading scientific meetings in information technology for heritage, the Congress will for the first time bring VSMM, Eurographics GCH, UNESCO’s Memory of the World, Arquaeologica2.0, Archaeovirtual, Digital Art Week and special events from CAA, CIPA, Space2Place, ICOMOS ICIP, and multiple others together in one venue with a prestigious joint publication. A ground-breaking public expo of cutting edge digital heritage projects will also grace the conference venue at the new museum complex on the Marseille waterfront.
The mission of the Proyecto Afrolatin@/Afrolatin@ Project is to serve as a digital resource center and archive for the historical and material documentation and preservation of the cultures, histories and experiences of Afrodescendant people in the Americas and the Caribbean and to facilitate collaborations and programs that advance Afrolatin@ Studies and grass root activities. The Project, previously funded by the Ford Foundation, is currently developing tools for social media and mobile learning, as well as digital curation, and looks to facilitate participatory action in these communities.
Applications due 25 January 2013
AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund: A people-centred approach to understanding cultural social media activities through the case study of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. A self-directed, motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant is required to work with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies in Newcastle University and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) to evaluate user engagement through TWAM’s social media platforms. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Engagement fund and aims to produce a focused piece of research on digital audience engagement through social media platforms with a view to inform TWAM’s social media strategy.
The postdoctoral researcher will work with the project’s academic supervisor and the institutional partner to:
. carry out a focused qualitative user-study of TWAM’s social media applications, including workshops with users and interviews with stakeholders;
. inform the development of TWAM’s social media strategy by
providing a written report on the impact of the institution’s social
media activities for its audiences/stakeholders;
. disseminate the findings of the research in a training event for GLAM institutions in a regional and national context in Newcastle upon Tyne in spring 2013;
. contribute to professional and academic publications if appropriate; and,
. participate in training events indentified in collaboration with the academic supervisor and the institutional partner.