Digital Cultural Heritage

We are an interdisciplinary lab for anybody interested in the use of digital technologies to support cultural activities or
interpret the past.

Our members include researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and industries. We support a broad spectrum of activities including mentoring, hacking/making events and seminars.


Virtual Teaching with University Collections: Lessons learnt & ways forward

When: Friday 22 October 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Where: online. Registration and full programme at the Eventbrite link

This event, co-sponsored by University of Glasgow Collections Lab, Digital Cultural Heritage Lab & the LTDF Archives Unlocked project, will look back at the last year of technology-assisted virtual collections teaching, asking the questions: What worked? What failed? What lessons have been learnt? And what next?

Attendees will get the opportunity to see virtual collections teaching technology in action with demonstrations from Archives & Special Collections and The Hunterian. Virtual collections teachers & learners will share their experiences and thoughts through a series of lightning talks. And the event will conclude with a Roundtable Q&A asking: what's next?


Immersive Technologies in Cultural Heritage Research and Practice

When: Tue 20th Apr 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Online 

Event for PhD students in in arts and humanities disciplines across Scottish HEIs co-organised with the SGSAH Cultural and Museum studies Discipline+ Catalyst and the UofG Arts Lab on Immersive Experiences.


Information Studies PGR seminar on “Impact of Covid-19 on postgraduate research methodologies

When: 3 Dec 2020

Where: Online

We are delighted to announce that we are holding a special event zoom Information Studies seminar on the 3rd December (15-16:30 followed by an informal online get-together) to celebrate our PGR community. The PGRs in Information Studies have chosen the theme of the impact of Covid-19 on postgraduate research methodologies and this is a topic that will no doubt be of interest to many here in the College of Arts and indeed beyond. Seven of our PGR candidates will be presenting their own work under this topic and will be sharing reflections on the effects of the previous few months on their research.

We hope that all of you will be able to join the event and the discussion at the end (as well as the less formal part after the seminar, to get together within the Subject and celebrate all our work this hard semester - feel free to bring your favourite drink, of course optional).

Zoom URL:


  • Cassie Kist: “Difficult heritage during Covid19”
  • Franzi Mucha: “Lost in zoom – networking and conferencing during a pandemic”
  • Joe Nockels: ‘Crossing wires: interdisciplinary research in the time of Covid-19’
  • Erin Walter: “Losing the Plot: From Face-to-Face to the Digital Void in Practice-as-Research Methodologies”
  • Lynn Verschuren: “Conducting Visitor Evaluation in a Pandemic: Challenges & Lessons Learned”
  • Aimee Fletcher: “Digital data collection: potential for greater accessibility. Can the impact of COVID positively impact study accessibility for disabled participants?”
  • Rachel Thain-Gray: “Feminist epistemological future-building as a source of energy during pandemic times”


Digital Cultural Heritage Staff Research Showcase

When: 25 Nov 2020

Where: University of Glasgow Archaeology Seminar Series


Speakers: Prof. Maria Economou, Dr Paul Gooding and Dr Johanna Green in Conversation with Dr Gareth Beale (University of Glasgow)




Smithsonian event: Glasgow Digital Cultural Heritage Showcase

When: 10.00-12.00, Tuesday 8 October 2019

Where: Hunterian Museum, Main Building University of Glasgow 

Description: The event will include working demonstrations and prototypes from a number of major research projects including new immersive experiences, digital storytelling, on-site in-gallery and online exploration of museum collections (using for one of the case studies the Hunterian’s Antonine Wall Scottish Roman display from the Unesco World Heritage site). Free event but registration required.


Information Studies PhD showcase 

When: 4.00-5.30, Wednesday 9 October 2019

Where: Boyd Orr Building, Lecture Theatre D

Description: Jointly organised with Archaeology. Speakers: Sarah Gambell (“The tactical value of digitisation for the preservation of cultural heritage in conflict”); Cassy Kist (“Social Media and Socially Engaged Museum Practices”); Franziska Mucha (“Crowds, Community and Co-Creativity”)


H2020 EMOTIVE demo: Immersive Technologies and Storytelling for Cultural Heritage

When: 13.30-18:00, Wednesday 30 October 2019

Where: Hunterian Museum, Main Building University of Glasgow 

Description: EMOTIVE is a European Union-funded Horizon 2020 project which seeks to develop emotionally-resonant digital experiences for visitors at cultural heritage sites, with a particular focus on the unique - but curatorially very challenging - UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Roman Frontier display on the Antonine Wall at the Hunterian Museum in Scotland and the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. Free but registration required.


Digital Cultural Heritage Staff research

When: 4.00-5.30, Wed 4 Dec 2019 

Where: Boyd Orr Building, Lecture Theatre D

Description: Collaborative research with the Cultural Heritage Sector, organised by Information Studies and Archaeology. Speakers: Maria Economou, Hilary Young & Emilia Sosnowska; Paul Gooding; Johanna Green.  

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