Heritage dot Conference online – Call for participation now open

21 December 2022

The call for participation is now open for ‘Heritage Dot’, the University of Lincoln’s second digital heritage conference which takes place online on the 22 March 2023

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, next year’s conference will be open to all with free tickets available for participants from across the digital, heritage and cultural sectors.

Heritage Dot is a university-inspired initiative to promote digital cultural heritage. The successful inaugural conference was held in person at University of Lincoln in 2019. Its second outing has seen the format move online following unavoidable delays as a consequence of the pandemic. Next year’s conference aims to attract professionals and researchers from across the heritage and digital sectors, including galleries, museums, libraries and archives, land and nature, buildings and monuments, and community heritage. Attendees from commercial, public, educational and not for profit organisations are all welcome to attend.

The conference is jointly hosted by the Centre of Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with national and regional partners, including the Imperial War Museums, The National Archives, Lincolnshire County Council, and the Lincolnshire Heritage Forum.

Sukhy Johal, Director of the Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, thanked The National Lottery Heritage Fund and their Digital Team for their continuing support and commitment to widening access to the conference.

Josie Fraser, The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Head of Digital Policy, said:

“The Heritage Fund is pleased to be supporting an inclusive and ambitious conference that will address the current challenges and opportunities faced by the heritage sector and examine their digital horizons. Digital has become even more central since the last conference; next year’s conference will help us to take stock of achievements, innovation, needs, and risks faced across the sector in a dynamic world.”

The call for participation in the conference is open now until 22 January 2023, with free tickets available soon. The core themes for next year’s event are ‘Ambition, Access and Added Value’ connected to heritage and digital research, practice, projects, work in progress, and aspirations.

To keep up with the latest news for the conference, register your interest here, and submit your proposal to the call for participation here. Find out more about Heritage Dot here.