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Digital Heritage and Culture

Research in the ‘Digital Heritage and Culture’ theme explores digital (plat)forms as emergent spaces for connecting heritage, arts and cultural archives to people in new and transformative ways (digital humanities).

Theme Overview

We are interested in the ways that heritage is created, converted, preserved digitally, and accessed and the implications of this for organisations and individuals working in protection, restoration, and management of museums, archives and cultural heritage institutions. Our research under this theme explores the innovation potential offered by considering digital approaches, as well as the challenges of preservation and management of ephemeral cultural heritage.

Building on the successful Coventry Digital initiative, this research theme seeks to combine emerging technologies, AI and data science with citizen-led research support to achieve new cross-disciplinary and cross-collection lines of research, engagement, teaching and enterprise activities.

Project Spotlight

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Coventry Digital: A digital archive for the heritage and culture of Coventry

Coventry Digital is an online resource about the city of Coventry. The ambition is to create a ‘city’ archive which supports the different eco-systems across the city by binding together all kinds of data on all kinds of subjects and making it available as a resource.

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