IPA619 Digital Cultural Heritage: Theory and Practice


This module examines the theoretical and methodological advances in Digital Cultural Heritage and their broader implications in fields concerned with the interpretation and presentation of the past. We will draw on theoretical readings as well as analyse the potential benefits and drawbacks of certain digital and online approaches. Topics include: principles and theories underlying Digital Cultural Heritage, understanding processes of creating digital surrogates, establishing principles for user experience, and exploring digital narratives for public dissemination. A major component of this module will be a semester-long project that will require the development of a proposal for a digital cultural heritage project.

Number of Credits: 15
Semester: 2
Module Coordinator:    
Ruaridh Watson
Teaching: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study                         
Assessment: Course work