Call for papers

digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS 2017 LONDON 13-15th November 2017

Hosted at UCL’s Bartlett Real Estate Institute, London and supported by the Architecture Theory Criticism History (ATCH) Research Centre at the School of Architecture, The University of Queensland.

Innovative new data collection and digital visualisation techniques can capture and share historic artefacts, places and practices faster, in greater detail and amongst a wider community than ever before. Creative virtual environments that provide interactive interpretations of place, archives enriched with digital film and audio recordings, histories augmented by crowd-sourced data all have the potential to engage new audiences, engender alternative meanings and enhance current management practices. At a less tangible level, new technologies can also contribute to debates about societal relationships with the historical past, contemporary present and possible futures, as well as drive questions about authenticity, integrity, authorship and the democratisation of heritage.

Yet for many, gaps still exist between these evolving technologies and their application in everyday heritage practice. Following the success of a sister conference in Brisbane, Australia in April, this symposium will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management, providing a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrated best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.

Download a pdf of the call for papers here: Call for Papers dchFV-17.

Submission details


If you have any issues with submission please contact the conference convenors Chris Landorf at and Kelly Greenop at

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (5,000 words maximum) following the conference for peer-review and publication in the conference proceedings.