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MicroPasts Conference
Royal Geographical Society
London United Kingdom
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MicroPasts Conference
This conference is organised by the MicroPasts team, to present the results achieved so far by the MicroPasts project (micropasts.org) and discuss them with other researchers and practitioners who have been involved in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding across different arts and humanities fields.

MicroPasts is a collaboration between the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (2013-2015). The project has leveraged web-based technologies to foster collaborations between researchers based in higher education and heritage institutions and members of the public to study the human past. Together, we have been creating new open archaeological data via crowdsourcing (crowdsourced.micropasts.org), discussing their value and micro-financing community archaeology and community history projects (crowdfunded.micropasts.org).

Speakers will include the MicroPasts team*, Stuart Dunn (King's College London), Meghan Ferriter (Smithsonian Institution Transcription Centre), Daniel Lombraña González (Crowdcrafting and Pybossa), Helen Miles (Aberystwyth University), Andrew Wilson and Katharina Moeller (Bangor University).
*Andrew Bevan, Chiara Bonacchi and Adi Keinan-Schoonbaert (UCL Institute of Archaeology); Daniel Pett, Jennifer Wexler and Neil Wilkin (British Museum); Hugh Fiske and Lisa Cardy (MicroPasts collaborators).

09.30-09.45 Welcome (Andrew Bevan, UCL)

09.45-10.30 Crowd-fuelled archaeology and history online: an introduction to MicroPasts
(Chiara Bonacchi and Adi Keinan-Schoonbaert, UCL)
10.30-10.55 Curatorial practice and the crowd-sourcing of museum archives and objects
(Daniel Pett, Jennifer Wexler and Neil Wilkin, British Museum)
10.55-11.20 PyBossa: Helping citizens and scientists to collaborate
(Daniel Lombraña González, PyBossa)

11.20-11.35 Coffee break

11.35-12.00 Crowdsourcing archaeological data through the Heritage Together project
(Helen Miles, Aberystwyth University; Katharina Moeller and Andrew Wilson Bangor University)
12.00-12.25 From curated space to personal space: crowdsourcing and the museum experience (Stuart Dunn, KCL)
12.25-12.50 Experiences from the Smithsonian Institution Transcription Centre
(Meghan Ferriter, Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center)
12.50-13.15 If you build it, will they come? (Maiya Pina-Dacier, DigVentures)

13.15-14.15 Lunch (provided)

14.15-14.30 Crowd-funding for the Thames Discovery Programme (Oliver Hutchinson, UCL)
14.30-14.45 Reviewing MicroPasts (Hugh Fiske, MicroPasts)
14.45-15.00 Reviewing MicroPasts (Lisa Cardy, MicroPasts)
15.00-15.15 The Ur Project. Reunification and integration (Birger Helgestad, British Museum)
15.15-15.30 Worthington G. Smith: his haunts and relics (Claire Harris, British Museum)

15.30-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.00 3D Scans in the Wild (Thomas Flynn, multimedia designer)
16.00-16.15 Process and experimentation in making 3D prints of museum objects
(Stefano Pratesi, ThinkSee3D)
16.15-16.30  Do Touch! Archaeology and 3D printing in the Classroom
(Jordan Hassell and Oliver Hutchinson, UCL)

16.30-17.00 Discussion


Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore London
London SW7 2AT
United Kingdom




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