Universiteit Leiden

nl en


SAILS Symposium - Heritage: From physical to digital

Thursday 27 June 2024
University Library
Vossius Zaal

Heritage: From physical to digital

The aim is to scope existing and initiate new academic partnerships between researchers in Leiden with an interest in this theme. 

The outcomes of the meeting will also contribute to the development of a vision and plan for the Digital Heritage Lab. This (semi-)public meeting is part of a scoping research project that explores the possibilities of establishing an interdisciplinary Digital Heritage Lab at Leiden University, initiated by the faculties of LIACS, LUCAS and Archaeology. This lab will serve as a dedicated space at Leiden University, where innovative and playful approaches, along with the use of digital technologies, are embraced to bring the past to life.


14:00 - 14:10 Introduction by Marco de Niet
14:10 - 14:40  Alex Brandsen – Digital Archaeology - How to facilitate Information Retrieval in Heritage Data - Building a Search Engine for Archaeological Field Reports
14:40 - 15:30 Francien Bossema – LIACS / CWI -
15:10 - 15:40 Peter Verhaar – LUCAS & UBL – Collection as Data
15:40 - 15:55 Leo Cao – LUCAS - Google Arts & Culture and the Platformisation of Digital Cultural Heritage
15:55 - 16:10  Tessa de Boer – LUIH - Dear Digital Diary; an Exploration of the Huydecoper Diaries (1648-1704) through Handwritten Text Recognition.
16:10 - 16:45 Panel Discussion – Moderated by Joost Batenburg
16:45 - 17:00 Summary
17:00 - 18:00 Networking opportunity with drinks and nibbles!

Join us!

Sign up
This website uses cookies.  More information.