School of Computer Science

Digital Past 2018 Conference


Community, Heritage and Technology - New Discoveries, Pen Dinas Hillfort.

February saw Dr Alan Chamberlain of the Mixed Reality Lab co-lead a workshop and present findings with Jon Dollery (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales) as part of the international Digital Past conference.

Pen Dinas is an Iron Age Hillfort mainly located in the village of Penparcau, near Aberystywth which appeared on the AHRC’s list of hillforts to visit in December. The workshop led participants around the site in order to discuss the technologies that had been involved in the new discoveries (a Bronze Age burial mound and several other archaeological features), issues relating to the site and the community’s use of technology were discussed along with the methods and approaches that had been employed to encourage participation. Dr Chamberlain who is also an RSA Fellow and Heritage Champion for the Royal Society of Arts said, “The University of Nottingham is a world leader in developing new technologies that allow people to engage with cultural heritage. By engaging with people on-site from organisations such as CADW, the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the local community you are able to put your research into context and have immediate impact in the real world.”

For more information contact: Alan.Chamberlain @

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Posted on Thursday 22nd February 2018

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