ITN Digital Cultural Heritage Final Conference
Thursday, May 25 2017 All Day

The final Conference of the “Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future” (ITN-DCH) is an international event for professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts, stakeholders and researchers from the cultural domain and, addressing the current challenges, start a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice. 

The INT-DCH network itself is the first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship projects in the area of the e-documentation / e-preservation and CH protection funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework. The Project started on the 1st of October 2013 and its consortium comprising of 14 full partners and 10 associate members covering the entire spectrum of European CH actors, ranging from academia, research institutions, industry, museums, archives and libraries. The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 ESR’s and 4 ER’s – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects.

Digital Cultural Heritage is a complex domain that requires new requires new skills, advanced techniques and constantly upgrading know-how; for the fulfillment of which a multilevel training and an interdisciplinary collaboration among experts is necessary in order for common methodologies and best practises for the profound understanding of our past to be established. It is important to create a forum of discussion where diverse leading academic scientists, researchers, practitioners and educators are brought together to exchange and share their experience, as well as confront each others on the challenges and advancements in each of their domain. The scope of the conference is, therefore, to:

  1. Encourage interdisciplinary and innovative analysis in the cultural domain
  2. Promote synergies and knowledge exchange between the participants
  3. Develop multidisciplinary connections for future development
  4. Disseminate the results of innovative research
  5. Publish the results of applied work as well as innovative concepts that would help shape our current understanding of cultural heritage

To this cause, the organisers are seeking for original and innovative contributions in theoretical and practical applications on Digital Cultural Heritage.

The conference aims at encouraging the discussion between young researchers, scientists and experts in the area of digital applications for the analysis of cultural heritage object/practices, as well as exchange of ideas and opinions. One of the aims is also to inform the researchers and professionals interested in safeguarding heritage assets in earthquake prone areas about possibilities offered by digital technologies.

The conference provides the perfect platform for examining the new research opportunities and professional collaborations. Furthermore, it will support the networking between different disciplines; support the initial stage of researchers' carriers and the enhancement of young researchers' networks.

A brief outline of the goals of the conference is:

  • Presentation of the final results of the FP7 Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN-DCH Project
  • Presentation of the current achievements of H2020 INCEPTION Project
  • Dissemination of the work done in the young researchers of different disciplines
  • Bringing together the young researchers for the different disciplines supported by the ITN-DCH project and introducing them to the wider research and professional community
  • Creation of a scientific space to present, discuss and divulge young investigations and enhance their scientific quality
  • The exchange of ideas and opinions between different disciplines and research groups


Registration fees include the conference's fully equipped facilities, the transportation to the Monastery Olimje and the Podsreda castle, 2 coffee breaks/day, the social event that will take place in the evening of 24th May, a souvenir, the entrance fees to cultural places and the brochure printing. The fees will be collected by Hotel Sotelia together with room booking.

For further information the website can be visited or the full Call for Abstract downloaded.

Hotel Sotelia
Olimje Slovenia

Contact Information:
Digtital Heritage 2017

Fee: 300