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March CAKE Morning

Digital Humanities Hub

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT)

March CAKE Morning

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Tuesday 25th March


This months guest speakers are as follows



Peta Murphy-Burke

Set up and ran participatory arts company: The Cultural Sisters, working as Artistic Director for 10 years. During this time expanded portfolio working to include pyrotechnics, with a speciality in performing with pyro for large scale events, companies included: Walk The Plank, Emergency Exit Arts and Dragonfire. Moving to a broader policy role; working as an Arts Development Officer, for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, taking the position of Cultural Manager for the local authority in 2008. Current position is Relationship Manager for Digital & Creative Economy, Arts Council England. Experienced artist, project manager, fundraiser and development investor; able to work at a strategic and delivery level for the creative industry sector.


Anthony Hughes

Anthony has over 20 years experience working commercially in many areas of the creative industries. For the last 10 years, he has also worked in public sector roles supporting the economic and strategic development creative industries. He is Co-founding Director and Chair of Birmingham Music Network, now in its 13th Year and Screen Image Network – both hosted at Millennium Point by BCU contributing towards the wider strategic aims of Creative Network events. Much of his work has involved contributing and advising on creative, cultural and economic policy; sitting on strategy boards and in supporting roles for creative SMEs. Anthony took on the role of Project Manager for Smart Culture in May this year and can be contacted by email at a.hughes@bham.ac.uk.

SAMRT Culture: The SmartCulture project aims at fostering relationships between Cultural Heritage organizations, regional cultural and creative clusters to create partnerships to enlarge the visibility and accessibility of Heritage collections and sites. These relationships will not only provide an opportunity to open up the hidden social and economic potential of heritage and cultural collections through these digital technologies, but also impact on the quality life of culturally diverse citizens.

The SmartCulture Project works to promote the creation of engaging digital experiences for access to cultural resources by the cross fertilization between ICT enterprises, Creative and Cultural Industries (especially SMEs) and research stakeholders across Europe.


Dan Wild

Ashtav is the association of small historic towns and villages. Newsletters website and seminars only reach their members and they now need a means to get their message on good planning practice and conservation out to a wider audience. An online game is our proposed mechanism. Fortunately they are reasonably well endowed as a charity and have been able to fund the first five modules themselves and now seek sponsorship or a grant to develop the game fully.




Given the wide and diverse range of academics, businesses, students and Heritage organisations working collaboratively on the DHD project, we will be hosting free monthly “cake” (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) mornings to showcase current developments, discuss funding opportunities and tackle current challenges. Plus - there will be cake!

You can access printable directions and a map by going to our University web page HERE  

If you have any special requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch at v.rouse@bham.ac.uk or by phone on 0121 414 9154.


If you would like to present or show a demonstration please contact Nadia Wood, Project Manager at v.rouse@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 9154. 

To view our project presentation click here or our newlsetter here


For details of the January 2013 cake morning please click here

For details of the February 2013 cake morning please click here

For details of the March 2013 cake morning please click here

For details of the April 2013 cake morning please  click here


The Digital Heritage Demonstrator Project is supported by:


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Digital Humanities Hub
Chowen and Garfield Weston Foundation Prototyping Hall, Ground Floor, ERI Building
University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston
United Kingdom, B15 2TT

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT)

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Digital Humanities Hub

The Digital Humanities Hub focuses on collaborative triple helix working across the Arts and  Humanities with cultural and heritage organisations, digital and creative industries and academics to develop collaborative and innovative digital prototypes.

We are based in G3 on the UOB campus map.

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