BSR at the biennial Sheffield Digital Humanities Congress

The biennial Digital Humanities Congress takes place this week at the University of Sheffield and the BSR will be contributing with a session on Digital Dialogues at the BSR: Accessing Italian Cultural Heritage.

Graeme Earl (King’s College London) will open the session with a paper examining the variety of approaches taken to record and simulate Roman architectural spaces.

Eleonora Gandolfi (Southampton) discusses the Portus MOOC, particularly in relation to a broader ‘open scholarship spectrum’ for Portus – a trajectory from mass broadcast media, via citizen science, online tours and open education, through to individual, novel research with open access publications, open data and tools. The paper explores the potential role for open education at the heart of this journey.

Alessandra Giovenco (BSR Archivist) will be speaking about the creation of the BSR’s extensive digital collections and the current research projects that have been generated from material in these collections, as well as looking to future possibilities of presenting these initiatives in a single portal, facilitating access, engaging with a wider public, generating interactive and collaborative research, integrating local and external resources.

And Patrick O’Keeffe (BSR Giles Worsley Rome Fellow 2017-18) will bring the session to a close with a discussion of the use of digital eye-tracking technology to investigate the viewing of baroque architecture in Rome.