Digital applied to heritage represents an important field of digital humanities, and also of what is now known as “Heritage Science”. It encompasses all aspects of heritage, from cultural to natural, tangible to intangible, physical to digital. It brings together heterogeneous scientific competence in a dialogue that stimulates creativity and opens new perspectives for the understanding, transmission and sharing of heritage elements. This significant progress, in a field with a high social impact, will be touched upon through the presentation of the aims and results of recent or ongoing research, and of the challenges and issues researchers are confronted with, may they be ethical, technical, methodological or conceptual.
The objective of this event is to create the conditions for a scientific exchange on the current challenges of the digitization of heritage and the exploration of new possibilities offered by digital tools for the production and dissemination of knowledge.
It will bring together leading researchers in the field as well as project leaders who are currently financed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and its funding partner agencies in the context of national and international projects, in particular the “Digital Heritage” call, which was launched in 2017 by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH).
The conference, organized by the ANR and the JPI CH in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture, will mainly be open to specialists of computer science and heritage science in the field of digital applied to heritage.