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Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2024

Updated on Friday April 19, 2024

Shaping the future of digital cultural heritage professionals: pioneering approaches in Higher Education

This roundtable, organised by Europeana Foundation, aims to open a debate with academia for sharing insights, challenges, and innovative solutions related to the design and implementation of university programs that have a strong focus on digital cultural heritage.

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EuropeanaTech Conference 2018.
Sebastiaan ter Burg
6 May 2024
14:00 — 15:00 Online

The ubiquity of digital technology is revolutionising the way we access, preserve, and make cultural heritage part of our lives, to the point where there is an urgent need for professionals who can navigate the intersection between cultural heritage and digital technology. Recognising this trend, a number of universities across Europe have begun to incorporate digital cultural heritage within their degree programmes.

As part of the Europeana Foundation’s efforts to build synergies with academia and support new professionals, this event features a roundtable discussion about innovative approaches to equip the professionals of the future with skills that are increasingly essential in the cultural heritage sector. It seeks to highlight emerging trends, identify gaps in current educational offerings and explore strategies to better achieve this objective.

As MA programme coordinators at their respective universities, the speakers will share their insights, challenges and solutions related to the design and implementation of teaching and learning initiatives that integrate digital cultural heritage. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the speakers in a Q/As session. New professionals are particularly welcome to share their experiences on the route from higher education to working life.


Alba Irollo, Europeana Research Coordinator, Europeana Foundation


Leo Cao, PhD candidate from the University of Texas at Austin and intern at the Europeana Foundation (Internship for New Professionals in Digital Cultural Heritage)


Sorin Hermon, associate professor and coordinator of the MSc programme in Digital Cultural Heritage at The Cyprus Institute. He also leads the Digital Cultural Heritage research group at STARC (Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center).

Stefano Dall'Aglio, associate professor at the University of Venice, a member of the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities, and coordinator of the MA programme in Digital and Public Humanities at the same university.

Ahmad M. Kamal, senior lecturer at Linnaeus University and coordinator for the MA programme in Digital Humanities at the same university.

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The event will not be recorded.