Centre for Critical Heritage Studies


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Computation and the Humanities

This book addresses the application of computing to cultural heritage and the discipline of Digital Humanities that formed around it. Digital Humanities research is transforming how the Human record can be transmitted, shaped, understood, questioned and imagined and it has been ongoing for more than 70 years. However, we have no comprehensive histories of its research trajectory or its disciplinary development. The authors make a first contribution towards remedying this by uncovering, documenting, and analysing a number of the social, intellectual and creative processes that helped to shape this research from the 1950s until the present day.

Published: May 30, 2018 5:29:28 PM

Just published:Gender & Heritage Routledge anthology

One chapter, by Astrid von Rosen, CCHS/Archive cluster and CCHS visiting researchers (Sand & Meskimmon) was conceived in Canberra at the ACHS conference, and draws on the Dance as Critical Heritage theme by the Archives cluster, in collaboration with the Academy Valand and Linda Sternö. See von Rosen, Astrid; Sand, Monica, Meskimmon, Marsha, “Transversal Dances across Time and Space: Feminist Strategies for a Critical Heritage Studies”, Gender and Heritage: Performance, Place and Politics: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage, edited by Wera Grahn and Ross Wilson, Routledge 2018. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Heritage-Performance-Place-and-Politics/Grahn-Wilson/p/book/9781138208148

Published: Apr 27, 2018 1:37:07 PM


Archiving the Academies of Early Modern Italy: Critical methodologies and digital tools

This one-day symposium aims to interrogate from multidisciplinary perspectives the forms, state and meanings of the archival materials relating to the over 800 academies, or learned societies, which flourished in Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These institutions formed a significant and influential aspect of social and intellectual culture, cultivating a variety of interests across the arts and sciences. Often operating at a remove from official institutions like universities, political and religious bodies, academies offered a more flexible, apparently ‘freer’ form of association. Members could sometimes include women and artisans, as well as several foreign intellectuals, leading to the formation of extensive academic networks across Europe.

Starts: Jun 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM