SPAH Seminar Series: Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, University of Essex

Fluid museums: Engaging with museum objects through Digifacts

  • Thu 28 Feb 19

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Seminar Room

  • Event speaker

    Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, University of Essex

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    SPAH Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Philosophy and Art History, School of

  • Contact details

The Philosophy and Art History Seminar Series meets weekly in term on Thursday afternoons to discuss a paper by a visiting philosopher, art historian, or a member of our academic staff.

This week's speaker is Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, University of Essex. 

Paola is Eastern ARC Fellow in the Digital Humanities, SPAH, University of Essex. Her research combines material culture, heritage, and cognitive science to explore how new technologies impact heritage making processes and the interpretation processes of the past.

Her recent Marie Skłodowska Curie project, titled DIGIFACT: Digital artefacts: How People Perceive Tangible Cultural Heritage through Different Media has clarified the role of new technologies in the perception and understanding of cultural heritage; specifically how 3D virtual and material replicas can re-define museum practices.

This project was in collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in Cambridge, developing a research programme to feed into the redevelopment of the World Archaeology Gallery over the next years.

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