Centre international d'études
pour la conservation et la
restauration des biens culturels
Digital cultural heritage: FUTURE…

Digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective

Call for papers and/or posters / Appel à communications et/ou posters
Organizing institution(s): Tongji University, The University of Queensland
China, Australia
Début: 22-11-2019
Event end date:
Location of event: Shanghai, China

There has been significant interest in both digital heritage and cultural landscapes over recent years. The junction between the two, however, remains essentially under-explored. Digital technologies can improve conservation documentation and preservation techniques, enhance interpretation with interactive media, enrich archives with sensory experiences and augment histories with crowdsourced data. Cultural landscapes can epitomise the nexus between cultural and natural heritage, acknowledge significant human interaction with environments, and recognise enduring intercultural dialogue across space, time and societies. Yet both can also provoke questions about authenticity, ownership and value, and challenge the concept of ‘living heritage’ and the sustainability of heritage values.

​This conference seeks to explore the implications and theoretical challenges of digital technologies for cultural landscapes. The conference will focus less on descriptive projects and more on how digital technologies can contribute to debates about the relationship between the cultural and natural past, present and future. The conference 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 historic cultural landscapes.

​We welcome academics and practitioners from diverse disciplinary perspectives including architecture and landscape architecture, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, geography, education, ethnology, geography, heritage, history, media and museum studies, tourism, sociology and urban studies. We particularly encourage papers that examine the challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage across space, time and society, and across disciplines, medias and scales. We also encourage papers that address the theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage, particularly in relation to cultural landscapes and cultural routes.

Key dates

Abstracts due: 01 April 2019

​Notification of abstract acceptance: 29 April 2019

Full papers due for peer review: 01 July 2019

​Notification of full paper acceptance: 02 September 2019

​Registration closes: 15 November 2019

​Conference: 23-24 November 2019

​Final papers due: 20 January 2020

Submission details

Abstracts of no more than 300 English words or 500 Chinese characters must be submitted by Monday, 1 April 2019.

Please submit abstracts to the following:

​For abstracts in Chinese submit to

Dr Chen Yang dch2019@tongji.edu.cn

​For abstracts in English submit to

Associate Professor Chris Landorf c.landorf@uq.edu.au

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organising Committee and a response provided by Monday, 29 April 2019.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publication in peer reviewed proceedings.

Accepted papers will be published after the conference.


For Chinese questions, please contact Dr Chen Yang chen.yang@tongji.edu.cn

​For English questions, please contact Associate Professor Chris Landorf c.landorf@uq.edu.au

Link with the relevant information: Conference website
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