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Research project

Centre for Digital Heritage (CDH)

The Centre for Digital Heritage undertakes collaborative international research in the field of Digital Heritage. It is an initiative of the University of York.

Karsten Lambers
  • University of York, UK
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Zhejiang University, China

The Centre for Digital Heritage was established in 2012 at the University of York to provide a focus for researchers with an interest in all fields of Digital Heritage, including data management, analysis and visualisation. In 2013 the Centre received funding to develop a collaborative research centre with international partners from Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and later, China. The objectives of the Centre are to undertake research and knowledge exchange in:

  • data and information management and preservation of digital data,
  • the use of digital media (including Internet and computer games technologies, and video and sound) for the dissemination and publication of cultural heritage,
  • data mining and information extraction, including natural language processing, to analyse, index and interpret cultural heritage texts,
  • mobile applications for cultural heritage recording and presentation,
  • augmented reality and virtual reality modelling, including both acoustic and 3D modelling, of cultural heritage resources,
  • the impact of digital media on the public interaction with the cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible.
CDH website at University of York​

For this purpose, the Centre and its members organise workshops, conferences, summer schools and seminars on the topic of Digital Cultural Heritage. The Centre also provides a collaborative framework for research projects and services and facilities to researchers working in this field.

The Digital Archaeology group at Leiden University contributes their expertise in digital archaeology, especially in the fields of surveying, field recording, remote sensing, spatial analysis and data management, to the joint activities in research and teaching.

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