Digital Heritage and Engagement
Led by Dr Paul Ell of Queen’s University Belfast and Professor Lorna Hughes of University of Glasgow
Digital technologies are playing a major role in community projects researching the centenary of World War 1.
Our Digital Heritage and Engagement team at Living Legacies has particular expertise in helping WW1 community projects use digital approaches and develop digital content and resources.
We offer support to community research projects in digitally recording WW1 objects and artefacts, photographs and images, written materials, performances, built heritage and landscapes. The aim here is not just to make real things digital, but to use the digital versions to create online web-resources to link with other similar projects, for example. In linking digitised materials, such as WW1 photographs and letters, to scans of war memorials and monuments, there is much potential for community researchers to broaden access and use of their research through digital media and web-based resources. Some community projects we have worked with on digital resources are accessible here [link to digital resources page].
The digital technologies team at Living Legacies is able to assist your WW1 community heritage project with this through our close collaboration with the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA) at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland and The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATTI) at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
As well as using our facilities, equipment and expertise to digitise WW1 heritage, wherever your project is based in the UK, we can help projects make connections with other digital resources, including those being developed at a national scale by partner organisations such as Imperial War Museums and People’s Collection Wales web-resources. Because we have access to existing digital resources, we can help projects achieve wider recognition and impact beyond their immediate localities to reach a global digital world.
If your community project is creating digital content, and is interested in using digital technologies, please do contact us to find out more about how we can work together to build a digital legacy of the centenary of WW1.