Digital Humanities Seminar: Imagining Home: performance, play and identity in archaeological immersive media

A Digital Humanities seminar
Speaker(s)Dr Gareth Beale (University of Glasgow)
Date21 October 2020
Time16:30 to 17:30
PlaceThis event will be held online via Zoom.

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Dr Gareth Beale (University of Glasgow). Co-hosted with Department of Archaeology.

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Dr Gareth Beale is a lecturer in Digital Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. He is co-director of the DiNAR project, an interdisciplinary collaboration to develop new forms of immersive experience for the heritage sector. His research investigates the critical and creative use of technology for the documentation and representation of archaeology. It takes place at the intersection between the digital industries and archaeology and is motivated primarily by the desire to make technological innovation relevant and meaningful in a contemporary archaeological context.


The DINAR Project was a practice-based research project funded by the AHRC to explore the development of digital immersive experiences for museums and heritage spaces. The project ran for five years, from 2015 to 2020, during this time we created of a series of site-specific digital installations at York Castle Museum and The Yorkshire Museum which sought to combine immersive media technologies with innovative approaches to storytelling from theatre and game design. This presentation will reflect on some of the key ideas to have emerged from the DINAR project with a particular focus on the potential use of immersive experiences as places for performance, play and radical re-imaginings of the past.

OrganizerUniversity of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab

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