This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 632694
Civic Epistemologies has been presented at the panel “From Digitisation to Preservation, Creative Re-use of Cultural Content and Citizen Participation” at the Discovering Collections Discovering Communities conference in Manchester (12- 14 October 2015).
DCDC2015: Exploring new digital destinations for heritage and academia brought together over 70 speakers from across the UK, Europe and further afield exploring key questions facing the future of digital engagement.
Neil Forbes and Sarah Whatley from Coventry University (as representatives of the project), John Balean international marketing manager of the photographic archive Topfoto.co.uk and member of CEPIC and BAPLA presented the different projects and invited the audience to a question and answer session. This was probably one of the few sessions of the conference that had a confident European focus, most other presentations were focused on UK activities and projects (even though the delegates were international).
There was interesting discussion about crowdsourcing, the citizen participation to research and the role researcher possibly being threatened by the apparently popular expectation that all knowledge should be made available for free.
See the article on the Conference here: http://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/democratising-cultural-heritage-via-digital-means/
See the official website here: http://www.rluk.ac.uk/dcdc15/