Future for the Past (Digital transduction and
visualization of historical materials)
Historians, linguists, and archaeologists are gradually focusing
more on the digital transduction of texts and materials.
Repositories, databases, 3D artifacts, immersive environments,
interactive maps, and computer games are means by which the past is
currently reproduced and conveyed. Taking into consideration that
digitization creates a representation that shares some of the
attributes of an original, the purpose is to explore the aesthetic,
political, economic, and (im)material dimensions of digitization
and further visualization of past texts and materials.
Themes include: 1. Visualizing Interfaces: Digitized
Manuscripts, and Interactive Maps; 2. Augmented, Virtual, Gaming,
and Mixed Media; 3. Implementation, Infrastructures, Policies, and
Citizen Science (i.e., archives, creative and cultural heritage
In addition to academic deliverables, the conference will use
the unique environment of the Swedish Institute of Athens and its
surroundings (a broad range of museums and repositories around,
archaeological sites) to bridge humanistic questions with business
management (creative and cultural heritage industry, tourism, and
advertising). The workshop, overall, aims to contextualize
digitization within academia, museums/cultural institutions and
tourism, reenactors and the public.