furnace, is a newly forged Postgraduate Journal within the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH), University of Birmingham. Cultural heritage is an ever expanding & diversifying discipline; sparking debates & discussions surrounding the field.
The theme for the second edition of the journal is: ‘Cultural Heritage in a Digital Age’.
In today’s Digital Age, digital technology is embedded in all cultural heritage research & engagement. This edition aims to identify through case studies the current framework between Cultural Heritage & Digital Technology.
- Does digital technology include or exclude?
- How participatory are the current buzzwords of Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing / User Generated Content or Mobile Technology?
- Has an ethical & critical discourse been developed to accommodate this rapidly developing environment?
These questions begin to deconstruct some of the present issues surrounding the theme & make fundamental enquiries about the future of cultural heritage.
Or download and read individual articles (PDF):
Davies, J. and Raine, J. Editorial: Cultural Heritage in a Digital Age. Download
Stone, R J. Keynote Paper: Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies for Applications in Cultural Heritage: A Human Factors Perspective. Download
Majewski, J. Cultural Heritage in Role-playing Video Games: A Map of Approaches. Download
Wicks, S. The Value of Mobile Phones in Heritage Interpretation. Download
Akcebe, N and Baydar, N. An Assessment of the Digital Preservation of Manuscript Collections: The Experience of Topkapı Palace and İstanbul Archaeology Museums Libraries. Download
Bonacini, E. Inzerillo, L. Marcucci, M. Santagati, C and Todisco, F. 3D #DigitalInvasions: A Crowdsourcing Project for Mobile User Generated Content. Download
Hazan, S. Performing the Museum in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Download
Hughes, R. The International Council of Monuments and Sites: A New Digital Technology National Committee. Download
Agisheva, S. Exhibition Review: Historic Urban Landscape: Dreaming, Drawing, Design. Download
Baratin, L and Checcucci, G. Online Image Special: New Systems for the Characterization of the State of Conservation of Contemporary Art. Download.
ISSN 2057-519X (Online)