The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners from national and international cultural heritage (CH) organisations together with those from across HCI and related fields. We aim to establish how an alertness to tertiary embodiment (mind-body-artefact) can provide the ground for bringing artefacts to life, catalyse collective knowledge production, facilitate collaboration, and encourage the creative integration of computational and archival thinking. Key examples of engaging with this theory in practice can be seen in the projects of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Towards a National Collection research programme. In this workshop we will explore how embodiment can be and has been applied to digital objects and practice in CH collections. We will do this via three interwoven critical interventions: digital objects (digital collections, interfaces, tangible computing), situated interaction (how context shapes meaning) and virtual connections (collaboration and communication in digital rather than physical space (Computer-supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), crowd-sourcing and citizen research, knowledge-sharing).

Rebecca Hutcheon (The National Archives, UK)
John Moore (The National Archives, UK)
Eirini Goudarouli (The National Archives, UK)
Duncan Hay (UCL, UK)
Christian Sauer (University of Hildesheim, Germany)

Submission by 15th June
Notifications by 22nd June
Camera-ready by 30th June
Workshop on 19th July

Workshop Website: TBC