Heritage Pathway - Exploring Oxford through a Digital Heritage Lens

About the event:

Our final Heritage Pathway trip of the year will explore our familiar surroundings in Oxford through a digital heritage lens. In the morning, we’ll visit the History of Science Museum, home to an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. As a meeting point for people, science, art and belief, the museum boasts the world’s largest collections of astrolabes and sundials and contains objects owned by Elizabeth I, Cardinal Wolsey, Nostradamus and Albert Einstein.

During our visit, we’ll learn how the team have been developing digital approaches to collections management, exhibition interpretation and research, before engaging with the museum’s current displays. In the second half of the session, we’ll be joined by the Heritage Lab in Your Pocket cohort, who will showcase the digital portfolios they have developed as part of the Pathway. As the conclusion to our 2023-4 Heritage Pathway-LIYP collaboration, the session will provide an opportunity to critically reflect upon the digital tools, skills and methodologies we have encountered, and assess their value both for our own research and practice and the wider sector.

The meeting location will be confirmed at a later date. 

To Register:

OOC DTP students at Oxford University are welcome to register via the booking link. OOC DTP students at the Open University or Cambridge University, please email training@humanities.ox.ac.uk to reserve a space