The event held at the British Library on the 23rd June 2017 was envisaged as an initial scoping and investigative research workshop, bringing together key representatives from the UK heritage industry and academic community from humanities and social and computing science to discuss challenges and opportunities that data presents to the Heritage Sector.
The workshop was organised as a collaborative event between the AHRC Heritage Priority Area, the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures research programme, the Alan Turing Institute and the British Library with an intention to create an interdisciplinary space for discussion of the role of data in heritage research, bringing together practitioners with members of the academic community to discuss these issues. Key objectives were to:
- Identify key research question that are arising as heritage industry embraces data;
- Capture research interests and capability, including similarities and differences, across the sector that would have significant impact on the sector development;
- Develop a broader understanding of key issues across the sector;
- Establish next steps to address the issues identified at the workshop.
A report of the workshop is available here.