New Knowledge Environments in the Digital Humanities

The Research Symposium on “New Knowledge Environments in the Digital Humanities” will be held at the HIVE, Curtin University, Tuesday 13 December 2016. This symposium will bring together presentations from Western Australian researchers and invited interstate and international speakers.

New Knowledge Environments in the Digital Humanities

The symposium is broadly themed around heritage sciences, including imaging science for cultural heritage.

The symposium will launch on Monday 12 December 2016, 3pm, at the Cisco IoE Innovation Centre, located at Curtin University. This networking event offers the opportunity to connect with the invited speakers as well as researchers and distinguished guests. In conjunction with the opening of the symposium we will launch Prof. Erik Champion's book Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities). Drinks and refreshments will be provided throughout this event.

The main symposium will be held at the Curtin HIVE on Tuesday 13 December 2016. We have 8 confirmed speakers from WA, interstate and the UK. Morning and afternoon tea is catered for all attendees. Participants are welcome to join the speakers for lunch, however, this will be at their own expense.

On Wednesday 14 December 2016 the invited speakers will meet to discuss possible grants and work on collating the proceedings of the conference. If you are interested in joining the grant discussion please sign up to the mailing list.
There will also be a research seminar given by Prof. Haida Liang on her recent work on the Selden Map. More information and to register for this seminar (seperate from the symposium) please visit the Curtin Institute for Computation events page.

Talk Schedule


Monday, 12 December

15:00 - 18:00 Symposium Opening Welcome
Digital Humanities Book Launch

Tuesday, 13 December

09:00 - 10:00 Opening key note - Haida Liang:
A systematic multi-modal non-invasive investigation of wall paintings at the UNESCO site of Mogao caves
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:15 Contributing Talk - Artur Lugmayr
Media, Technology and Digital Humanities
11:15 - 12:00 Contributing Talk - Petra Helmholtz + David Belton:
Heritage Mapping and Archaeology Projects - Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Research Group, Department of Spatial Sciences/strong
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Contributing Talk - David Beynon:
Reflections on the Digital Modelling of Temples in South and Southeast Asia
13:45 - 14:30 Contributing Talk - Jo McDonald:
Rock Art
14:30 - 15:15 Contributing Talk - Peter Fearns:
Remote Sensing
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Contributing Talk - Erik Champion:
Bridging Creative Communities And Digital Heritage
16:15 - 17:00 Contributing Talk - Nigel Westbrook:
Forensic architecture- reconstructing historic architecture and urban environments from pre-modern visual records
17:00 Closing