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Join us for this day to mark the many digital achievements of the WW1 Centenary over the last five years. The event will be in two parts and led by the Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre's digital team and will include a range of community-based projects that have used digital technologies to explore WW1 and its legacies, with roundtable discussions in the afternoon.

PART 1 Project Interactions - No Registration Required

There will be activities for all ages using the latest in technologies, from a series of kiosks illustrating community project successes, through to demonstrations of technologies including the latest 3D, Green Screen photos and virtual reality, with some special surprises!

PART 2 Digital Roundtable - Registration Required

Short presentations from community projects will provide a chance to see what we have learned through using digital approaches and what we have all learned from HLF-supported projects. The remainder of the afternoon will also look at ‘where next’ for the digital legacies of the Centenary of the war. We do not want to lose all the digital resources and information that have been developed through our Centenary community projects.


10:00 Refreshments and Registration

PART 1 Project Interactions

10:15 Engage with Digital Kiosks, showcasing their projects:

1. SASH: The Shankill Great War Project – Website/Crowdsourcing

2. East Belfast & the Great War – Website/Archive and Outreach Activities

3. The Geography of Service and Death GoSD – Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS)

4. The Ballykinlar History Hut Project – 3D Technology and Artefacts

5. Visualising the Iolaire – The Iolaire APP

6. "Deborah D51", the unique World war One Mark IV tank, her crew & the Battle of Cambrai - 4K Film

7. Battlebags and Blimps: Exploring Legacies of Whitehead's First World War Aerodrome - (GIS)

8. Sharing this Kiosk with RAF100 Centenary - Photographic Exhibition

Green Screen Booth - using technology to transport you back in time!

PART 2 Digital Roundtable

11:35 Welcome - Stephen Scarth, Head of Public Services PRONI

11:45 Launch - WW1 Community Platform, by Dr. Paul Ell, Director CDDA and Elaine Reid, Project Manager

12:00 Buffet Lunch

12:45 Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War using Digital Technologies, by Ruth Osborne, Emelia Regattieri and Catherine Spencer HMS Caroline

13:00 The Concept of Digital Legacy, by Dr. William Kilbride, Director, Digital Preservation Coalition

13:15 The relationship between sustainability and Living Legacies, by Professor Lorna Hughes, UoG

13:30 Roundtable Discussions: Chair Lorna Hughes

1. Digital Legacy - Liz Robertson, Imperial War Museum

2. Sustainability - William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition

3. Digital Guidelines - Leo Konstatelos, University of Glasgow

4. Feasibility and Solutions - Kevin Long, Digital Repository of Ireland

14:30 Tea Break

14:40 Results from Roundtable Discussions: - Lead by Lorna Hughes

15:15 Close

Optional Tour on the Wee Tram to HMS Caroline (bookings will be taken on the day)

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