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2020-2021 Events

This page lists the events in 2020 and 2021. Please use the links in the right column to see events from previous years.


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Transform 2021: AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Meeting

“Building Reliable and Reusable Complex Digital Representations: The Digital Lab Notebook” (Online Specialty Session Talk)

How do we capture, process, and archive digital cultural heritage data in a way that is scientific, transparent, and reusable by others, both today and in the future? How do we enable broad participation in the documentation of heritage especially for indigenous and first nations peoples? How do we separate the quality and authenticity of digital representations from the authority of who created them? This talk will explore the Digital Lab Notebook (DLN), a new set of open source software tools for the near-automatic recording and archiving of computational photography-based digital representations and their contextual and process metadata.

Online: Registration is required to attend online: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 3:30 pm–4:00 pm EST.


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Book Club of California: Live Online Programs

Documenting and Preserving Humanity’s Cultural Legacy (Online Talk)

Carla Schroer will present examples of cutting-edge uses of photography-based imaging including Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) showing fine surface details, and photogrammetry for producing 3D models. The use of these tools in a range of Cultural Heritage contexts will be shown, including fine art conservation and research of museum and library collections. Examples will include illuminated manuscripts, book bindings, locked letters, and prints.

Online: Registration is free and required to attend online: Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:00-6:15 pm PDT.


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Technological Revolutions and Art History Part III: Cultural Heritage and the Ethics of Digitization

“Bringing Scientific Imaging to a Broad Base of Cultural Communities” (Online Talk)

This talk is in Part 3 of the Frick Collection's 4-part symposium entitled “Technological Revolutions and Art History”. CHI presents in this third session, which explores the ethics of digitization and how issues regarding access and discoverability impact research in art history. Speakers will critically examine how technologies, from 3D modeling to artificial intelligence, have the potential to expand audience engagement with cultural heritage institutions and their collections yet also, ironically, limit understanding and community connection by omitting context, introducing bias and legal restrictions, and problematizing concepts of ownership and authenticity.

Online: Registration is free and required to attend online: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 11:00 am–1:00 pm EST.


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Digitizing to International Imaging Performance Standards (Digitips)

“Achieving Excellence in Documentation and Scientific Approaches to Computational Photography” (Online Talk)

Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge of CHI will present this virtual talk in session #3 of the conference series, “Achieving Excellence in Documentation and Scientific Approaches to Computational Photography.” They will explore the necessity for transparent evaluation of scientific digital representations with the goal of establishing the conditions under which a real-world artifact can be digitally represented as a digital surrogate, usable for scientific or scholarly examinations. The most cost-effective scientific documentary methodologies employ computational photography-based imaging, including photogrammetry and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The talk will include discussion of the open source Digital Lab Notebook (DLN) software.

Online: Registration is required to attend online: Tuesday, December 15, 2020. This session opens at 9:00 am EST.


18th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage

18th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (EG GCH2020)

“Consequences of Pandemic in Graphics and Cultural Heritage Research” (Panel)

Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge of CHI will participate in a panel discussing how COVID-19 has affected work in cultural heritage preservation; what temporary steps have been taken to deal with the crisis; and what the long term impact may be. Certainly there has been negative effects, but new approaches may have been inspired that will strengthen work in the area. This will be discussion rather than formal presentations, and audience participation with additional questions, experience reports and ideas is strongly encouraged.

Online: Registration is free and required to attend online: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:00 am PST / 3:00 pm CET.


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International Conference on Digital Heritage (Euromed 2020) in Cyprus

Workshop 1: “The 2nd EU Workshop on how digital technologies can contribute to the preservation and restoration of Europe's most important and endangered Cultural Heritage” (Workshop)

As part of this workshop, CHI Director Carla Schroer will present with Professor Doug Boyer of MorphoSource at Duke University on the topic of documenting and displaying workflows for 3D digital preservation. The workshop is an opportunity for all those interested to learn about and contribute to a major new study on quality in 3D digitization of tangible cultural heritage under an EU tender recently awarded to Digital Heritage Research Laboratory at UNESCO Chair on DCH at the Cyprus University of Technology.

Online: Registration is free and required to attend online: Monday, November 2, 2020, 9:00 am EET.


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Archiving 2020

SC04: “Scientific Imaging and Metadata Management” (Online Short Course)

Through lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on practice, Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge of CHI present a 4-hour online course describing a new suite of software tools called the Digital Lab Notebook (DLN). The DLN serves the same function as a written scientist’s lab notebook, enabling inspection, archiving, and reuse of digital representations. The course begins with an overview of RTI and photogrammetry, including image capture basics. It then describes how DLN software records the capture context for photographic image sequences, validates the data, reports data processing workflows, and provides archival preparation and packaging of the data, finished work products, and associated metadata. The archived metadata is automatically translated into CIDOC/CRM Mapped Linked Data and other widely used metadata formats. No prerequisites. Anyone from novice to expert is welcome. Please note that you can sign up for short courses without attending the conference.

Online: Monday, May 11, 2020, 10:00 am–3:00 pm EDT in the Advanced Imaging and Documentation Track. Note there will be a half-hour break from 12:15 to 12:45 EDT/18:15-18:45 CET as well as two 15-minute breaks.


CHANGE School Norway 2020

CHANGE School Norway 2020!

Cultural Heritage Analysis for New Generations (Project)

Mark Mudge and Carla Schroer of CHI will act as advisors and present at this event to “train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes of tangible cultural heritage (CH) objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment using multimodal imaging techniques in complement to more traditional analytical techniques.” This is a multi-year project involving 9 European institutions and 15 early stage researchers.

NTNU in Gjovik, Norway: CHI's participation is Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2020


University of Exeter UK Events

University of Exeter UK Events

1. Computational Photography Techniques for Artworks and Historical Artifacts (Workshop)

CHI's Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge present an intensive introduction to the technologies, software, photographic equipment, and methods for Reflectance Rransformation Imaging (RTI) and 3D photogrammetry. These techniques are widely applied to a variety of art objects and other examples of material culture.

University of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1: Monday, February 3, 2020, 11:00 am-12:30 pm (signups required)

2. Building Scientific, Reliable and Reusable Complex Digital Representations: The Digital Lab Notebook (Seminar)

Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge of CHI describe the Digital Lab Notebook (DLN), a new set of software tools for the near-automatic recording and archiving of computational photography-based digital representations and their contextual and process metadata. These computational photography techniques include Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI), 3D Photogrammetry, Multispectral Imaging (MSI) and sets of documentary photographs.

University of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1: Monday, February 3, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm.