UMAC-Universeum 2021 Conference: “Live from …”
We are very excited to announce that the Working Group Digital Initiatives is organising two “Live from …” sessions at the UMAC-Universeum 2021 Online Conference on September 2. You will find all the relevant information (program, abstracts, registration) on the conference pages of UMAC and Universeum.
See you soon!
Monday Morning Coffee with Delphine, Frank & Martin
Let’s meet online once a month for an informal chat, a talk, a sigh or a smile. And maybe coffee or tea? It will be an open room to talk about anything academic heritage related or maybe something else? Let’s see!
Next Monday Morning Coffee: T.B.D
The summer holidays are here and we are on a break. See you after the conference!
You don’t have to register, just come by! More information including a link to the “virtual café” will be sent via the newsletter/mailing list.
Any ideas, questions or suggestions? Please, contact us! See you soon!
Delphine, Frank and Martin
Delphine Isseman, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frank Meijer, <email@example.com>
Martin Stricker, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Previous Monday Morning Coffees
June 28, 2021: Holidays are here, and the end of the pandemic is near
Or is it?
April 19, 2021: LIVE! From the Observatory of Astronomy of Strasbourg!
A rather spontaneous and low-tech experiment of a live session from the Observatory of Astronomy of Strasbourg. We had the opportunity to discover the site, including the recently restaured celestial globe of Coronelli. Pierre-Alain Duc, director of the observatory, was our friendly host, and Sébastien revealed his considerable talents as camera operator.
March 1, 2021: Digital Strategies at the Museum of English Rural Life
We were joined by Kate Arnold Foster, Guy Baxter and (hopefully) Joe Vaughan from the Museum of English Rural Life (University of Reading). We talked with them about how they managed to acquire and maintain more than 150.000 Twitter followers, and how they engage such a fine social media audience with other digital platforms of museum and university collections.
February 1, 2021: Intangible Heritage
- Technical University of Denmark, History of Technology: Videos (in Danish): Measure one meter. The story of how scientists have defined the meter • Thomas Lund Madsen and The Thermal Mannequin (son talking about his father, using pictures in the family collection)
- UNESCO: What is Intangible Cultural Heritage?
- Heritage Crafts Association (UK): The Red List of Endangered Crafts
- KU Leuven: The Central Campus Glass Blowing (in Dutch)
January 11, 2021
- Conference Coffee Break Networking Replacements: Gather.town, Wonder.me
- Science Gallery Bengaluru (Karnataka, India): Online Exhibition Phytopia
December 7, 2020: Decolonising academic heritage
- University of Glasgow, Historical Slavery Initiative
- Africa in the UMAC Database of University Museums and Collections
- Pratik Chakrabarti, Inscriptions of Nature. Geology and the Naturalization of Antiquity (2020)
- Modest, Wayne & Lelijveld, Robin (editors), Words Matter. An Unfinished Guide to Word Choices in the Cultural Sector (2018, Work in Progress)
- Subhadra Das & Miranda Lowe, Nature Read in Black and White: decolonial approaches to interpreting natural history collections (2018, PDF)
- Natural Sciences Collections Association (UK): Youtube Channel
- Royal Holloway University of London with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Mobile Museum: Economic Botany in Circulation
November 2, 2020: Visualisation and online exhibition resources
- VZ-C6 Ceiling Visualizer
- Vizua 3D content platform
- German Digital Library: virtual exhibition platform DDBstudio
- University of Göttingen (Germany): digital exhibitions
Online Workshop: Digital after the crisis, June 25th: documentation
Digital after the crisis. Short term effects and long term impacts of COVID-19 on online collections and usage of digital tools for academic heritage
Thursday, June 25th 2020
- Annelies Van de Ven (UCLouvain, Belgium)
One-block at a time: Overcoming imposter syndrome in a digital museum world
Presentation – Abstract
- Slađana Savić (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Serbia, The Great Serbian Chemists’ Collection)
We’ll meet online – An online exhibition at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry
Presentation – Abstract
- Myrsini Pichou (Athens University History Museum, Greece)
Emmanouil in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic
About the Working Group
The Working Group Digital Initiatives started in 2015, with a workshop during the Universeum meeting in Athens. Since then we have organised workshops in Utrecht, Belgrade, Glasgow and Brno, around different topics on digital academic heritage (see below).
We, the current chairs of the Working Group, are: Delphine Issenmann, from the Jardin des sciences, Université de Strasbourg, Frank Meijer, from the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage and Martin Stricker from the Coordination Centre for Scientific University Collections in Germany.
We are always happy to meet you and work with you on one of our workshops during Universeum meetings. And in between: if you have any ideas, remarks or suggestions regarding the working group and its activities, please don’t hesitate to contact us (you’ll find our emails at the bottom of this page)!
Workshop at 2019 Universeum Network Meeting in Brno
Thursday, June 20 2019, 9:00 – 12:00
Workshop at 2018 Universeum Network Meeting in Glasgow
The Human Factor
Friday 15th of June 2018, 10:00 – 12:30
Workshop Report Glasgow (PDF)
Workshop at 2017 Universeum Network Meeting in Belgrade
Friday 6th of June 2017, 15:30 – 19:00
Workshop Report Belgrade (PDF)
Workshop at 2016 Universeum Network Meeting in Amsterdam/Utrecht
Friday 10th of June 2016, 15.00 – 17.30
Workshop Report Utrecht (PDF)
Workshop at 2015 Universeum Network Meeting in Athens
Friday 12th of June 2015, 9:30 – 13:15
Presentations and Talks Athens (Zip Archive)