Co-Production of alternative views of lost heritage

Lead Research Organisation: Bangor University
Department Name: Sch of Computer Science

Abstract

This project focuses on harnessing the creative capacities of communities to provide transformational engagements and research production between communities and researchers: to enable (crowd sourced) co-production of heritage data.

Using photogrammetry techniques, we utilize the ubiquity of the camera (in the hands of the communities) to photograph heritage artefacts and environments that are uploaded to our server, transformed to 3D models (through an automatic and online photogrammetry server), and stored in open file formats, with metadata, and archived in the public HER of Wales, via Archwilio.

This process preserves 'by record' an archive of 2D photographs and 3D models of the heritage, metadata and their locations. Saving the data in the HER provides long-term sustainability of the data. Focusing on photogrammetry rather than laser scanning enables the co-production of the heritage archive and a broader coverage of the heritage: more objects to be scanned than would be ever possible without the community involvement, and at low cost.

We will research and develop a 'wikipedia' style moderation structure, enabling experienced users to become moderators, to authenticate and moderate the content, to create a self-moderating and self-sustaining and enduring process. This model will create "heritage-pedians".

We will create alternative views: use 3D-printing (rapid prototyping) to generate 3D physical models of the data, and will research how to create a novel multi-touch and tangible tabletop display, that uses the 3d-printed objects as tangible input devices to manipulate and explore the table-top interaction along with multi-touch. I.e., using augmented reality code, the table will notice the presence of a tangible object and alter the content of the visualization based on the object placed on the table.

The tangible table will form the centrepiece of our exhibition, and enable the public to view and manipulate the information in a novel and exciting way, and enable researchers to discuss and explore different interpretations of the past.

Planned Impact

As the major stakeholder in the project, the potential public impact is particularly significant, and is held to be a major aim of the programme. Beneficiaries can be divided into a series of important sub-groups, all of whom will experience potentially transformational impacts. Schoolchildren partaking in outreach activities will benefit from the educational impact of an increased or entirely new understanding of local and regional prehistoric heritage, teaching them to value their heritage, and laying the foundations for increased engagement in the future. This will be of particular importance for children from socio-economic backgrounds traditionally associated with low educational attainment and lower take-up of further education opportunities in history and the humanities. Given the community-sourced nature of the data collected for the project, it represents an opportunity for the public to engage in a truly democratic manner with their prehistoric past. Through the online sourcing of imagery and artefacts scanning workshops, individuals can decide which sites are to be recorded and digitally preserved, on the basis of what is important to them personally. Volunteers will also benefit from learning new skills and practices in heritage recording. This will foster greater engagement with the heritage of their region, with future benefits for positive stewardship of monuments by their local communities. Benefits therefore accrue for the archaeological resource as a whole. In terms of quality-of-life, through the revolutionary 3D presentation of prehistory, the project represents a unique opportunity for older people or those with mobility-based disabilities to experience heritage that is often rendered inaccessible to them, due to landscape or physical location. On the international stage, the website offers the opportunity for those of any nation to learn about the prehistoric heritage of the UK, and will present a technologically innovative and forward-looking vision of Welsh heritage, with potential impacts on regional tourism.

Public bodies involved in heritage preservation and policymaking will experience significant positive impacts from the project. The RCHMW/Cadw databases will be enhanced with important 3-dimensional information on the preservation of sites for future management, in addition to the knowledge transfer potential of the photographic recording method itself, for future research or monitoring activities through the rapid recording of threatened sites. The Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT) will receive a more comprehensive record of local prehistoric monuments and sites, enabling more informed local planning decisions, and a better understanding of the safety of the monuments under their oversight. The Welsh Finds scheme (run through GAT), and the public as a whole, has the potential to benefit through the 3D recording of prehistoric artefacts held by individuals, but which would otherwise remain in private collections. There is also the potential for knowledge transfer, to all these bodies, of cutting-edge online search and recording tools, and digital interoperability with their existing online databases.
Museums and Museum Professionals
There will also be significant impact and knowledge transfer with the museum sector. Obviously Pontio Bangor will benefit from a permanent display as an outcome of the project. The innovation centre will benefit from expert knowledge on cutting-edge interactive presentation techniques, and experience higher visitor footfall overall due to public interest in the project and the sites on display. Additional visitors attracted to local museums stand a much greater chance of visiting the same or other museums in the future, thereby contributing to the sustainability of the entire sector, and of engagement with heritage more generally.

Publications

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Title 3d models created by photogrammetry 
Description We have generated over 77 models of different landscape artefacts; including dolmen, burial cairns, standing stones. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact (1) The models have been used in open days; (2) presented in journals and have excited those who see them; pictures are in the British Archaeology journal (3) the work has resulted in a follow-on proposal to the EU 2020 (3.2 million euros) and is undergoing review evaluation. (4) have led to us generating a hologram of Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort, The Great Orme, Llandudno. 
URL http://heritagetogether.org/
 
Title Hidden Worlds exhibition, Bangor University Science 
Description Exhibition and demonstration of the AHRC project (heritagTogether.org), demonstrations of 3d models and heritage artefacts. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact We had five members of the public interested in getting involved with excavations; from these interests two eventually came to the summer excavations. 
URL http://www.bangor.ac.uk/bangorsciencefestival2014/events/hidden-worlds-exhibition-6653
 
Title Photographs of pre-historic objects in the UK 
Description We have a resource of over 12,570 pictures of pre-historic artefacts. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact A lot of universities have used the images from the CKAN portal since it was start including Leeds, St Andrews, Lancaster, UCL. 
 
Description The objective of this research period was to design, create and deploy a web-based system for the purpose of automated/semi-automated crowed-source photogrammetry (generating 3d models from 2d photographs). This is a crowd-sourced model, whereby using a citizen science model, members of the public can capture photographs of heritage assets in the field, upload them to our website tool, which generates 3d models that can be later viewed by the users and other users.

A secondary development of this research period was the design and creation of an archived system complementing both AHRC and ADS data standards and in keeping within the projects own open source standards, which enables researchers to retrieve and utilise this data.
Exploitation Route Creative Economy, and Digital/Communication etc.
- We have setup a data portal, whereby other heritage researchers can utilise our data. http://heritagetogether.org/research
This could be used as imagery for creative economy, and also as a resource to do further analytics for heritage discovery and investigation.

Education, and Culture, Heritage, Museum and collections:
- We are collecting education resources (still ongoing) that could be used by others.
- We make recommendations of how to capture photographic records of heritage assets in the field.
- Techniques and framework developed could be used by heritage organisations for similar or different types of citizen science.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://heritagetogether.org
 
Description The work has been used in School projects. To teach about pre-history, and also computer based modelling.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description AHRC and the British Academy
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description Experiencing the Lost and Invisible: AR visualisation of the past of Bryn Celli Ddu Angelsey
Amount £57,873 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R009198/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description KESS mini
Amount £18,288 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh European Funding Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description KESS mini
Amount £18,370 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh European Funding Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description Landscape Holography
Amount £2,468 (GBP)
Organisation Creative Exchange Wales Network 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Title HeritageTogether data portal 
Description The database holds all the photographs gathered (over 12,578), models produced (over 77), textures for the models, metadata of the artefact sites. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Researchers from several universities have used the site, including Leeds, St Andrews, Lancaster, UCL. 
URL http://heritagetogether.org/research/
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation Bangor University
Department School of Computer Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Research and Development in Lisbon (INESC-ID)
Country Portugal 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije Za Varstvo Kunturne Dediscine
Country Slovenia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation National Research Council
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation Skyonix Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for 2020 proposal 
Organisation University of Primorska
Country Slovenia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bangor University Led a team of researchers, archaeologists, and computer scientists, developing a 2020 proposal. That directly took the work on the Heritage Together project and applied it to more International data.
Collaborator Contribution They were collaborating data, their skills in research, archaeological domain knowledge.
Impact Multidisiplinary collaboration (computer scientists, archaeologists). Outcomes was a submission to the 2020.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration for heritage storytelling 
Organisation Luleå University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration for investigating storytelling around heritage assets and sites.
Collaborator Contribution Our expertise is with technical expertise of developing heritage applications online and from capturing and scanning heritage assets. We also are collaborating with knowledge and expertise of pre-history and the Celts.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disciplinary spanning, computing, heritage, archaeology, history.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration for heritage storytelling 
Organisation University of Lapland
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration for investigating storytelling around heritage assets and sites.
Collaborator Contribution Our expertise is with technical expertise of developing heritage applications online and from capturing and scanning heritage assets. We also are collaborating with knowledge and expertise of pre-history and the Celts.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disciplinary spanning, computing, heritage, archaeology, history.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with RCAHMW on photogrammetry of buildings 
Organisation Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research to explore collaborations in photogrammetry of buildings.
Collaborator Contribution Research to explore collaborations in photogrammetry of buildings.
Impact None
Start Year 2016
 
Description Forestry commission Isle of Arran 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Forestry Commission Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Photogrammetry survey on 8 different prehistoric sites.
Collaborator Contribution Permissions and access to the forestry commission land.
Impact Multidisciplinary: Archaeology/survey and Computer Scientists. Output was 3D models of these sites for the Forestry commission.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Maid Harlech, RCAHCW 
Organisation Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and with Skyonix to scan Maid of Harlech aircraft.
Collaborator Contribution Skyonix provided the hardware and some expertise, RCAHCW provided the expertise and also ground surveyors.
Impact Multidisciplinary. Surveyers (RCAHCW), Technology and Research (Bangor University and Aberystwyth University), Skyonix technology in flight and business.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Maid Harlech, RCAHCW 
Organisation Skyonix Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and with Skyonix to scan Maid of Harlech aircraft.
Collaborator Contribution Skyonix provided the hardware and some expertise, RCAHCW provided the expertise and also ground surveyors.
Impact Multidisciplinary. Surveyers (RCAHCW), Technology and Research (Bangor University and Aberystwyth University), Skyonix technology in flight and business.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Smerquoy excavation 
Organisation University of the Highlands and Islands
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joining the excavation at Smerquoy on Orkney Island, to take samples for radio carbon data, and photographs for photogrammetry
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration by the team for another neolithic site.
Impact Archaeologist, with computer scientists.
Start Year 2013
 
Title Heritage together research portal 
Description We have implemented a data repository that enables research teams to use our data. This is a RESTful protocol and allows direct linking into resources from the project. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact A lot of universities have used the CKAN portal since it was started, including Leeds, St Andrews, Lancaster, UCL. 
URL http://heritagetogether.org/research/
 
Title HeritageTogether.org website and portal 
Description The HeritageTogether portal contains information about the project; guidelines on taking photographs, and methods for users to upload photographs, manage them; and the system turns them into 3d models. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact We have had much interest from this project. From this system we (1) have had contacts from heritage organisation in Scotland, and consequently have done some surveying for them; (2) have surveyed sites from Cadw (including the Maid of Harlech); (3) had a conversation with a researcher from Google about using this technique more widely; (4) been invited to give a keynote in Germany. 
URL http://heritagetogether.org
 
Description Barclodiad y Gawres passage tomb open day - 14/06/14 In collaboration with Cadw 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentations and demonstrations engendered many questions from the public; including about University research, how we were funded, what we were achieving with the AHRC funded project.

Most people were interested in the AHRC funded project; and two of the public were specifically interested in getting involved with the citizen science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://heritagetogether.org/?p=1666
 
Description Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb open day - 21/06/14 In collaboration with Cadw 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guided tours of site. Presented the project to public. As a result, the public asked many questions about the 3D models, and how they were created.

The public were keen to learn about archaeology and heritage and asked for extra contact details of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://heritagetogether.org/?p=1714
 
Description Co-Production of alternative views of lost heritage : Crowd-sourced Photogrammetry in Heritage recording, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Paris, 22-25/04/14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During the conference about 10 people made specific questions about the site, and inquired about the data.

The work engendered in us moving towards a more open data framework; which impacted on the positive use of the site and increased use of the data from the site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://caaconference.org
 
Description Crowd-sourced Photogrammetry in Heritage recording, In workshop Current Approaches to British and Irish Prehistory, Liverpool University, 21-22/08/14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussions after.

(1) We were invited into Liverpool museum to scan some of the artefacts. We scanned several artefacts at a later date. (2) We were invited to explore how we could scan some of the artefacts in Manchester museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.liv.ac.uk/media/livacuk/archaeology-classics-and-egyptology/documents/Programme.pdf
 
Description Data stories talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Talk about data, including the data stored by Heritage Together, at the "Love Data" event, as part of Love Data Week. Sparked questions resulting in two new contacts for possible research collaborations. Arranged followup meeting with one contact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration and talks at Aberystwyth University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At Aberystwyth University, 7 presentations and talks given to students and their parents, from around the UK. Dates include: 11/02/15, 18/02/15, 25/02/15, 07/03/15, 21/03/15, 01/07/15
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Demonstration and talks at Bangor University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks and demonstrations of HeritageTogether work at open days and visit days to Bangor University. Dates include: 11 November 2017, 28 October 2017, 15 October 2017, 24 June 2017, 29 October 2017, 15 October 2016, 9 March 2016, 17 Feb 2016, 11 March 2015 18 Feb 2015, 11 Feb 2015. Each visit had approximately 30 visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Easter Event at Segontium, Caernarfon - 20/04/14 In collaboration with Cadw 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks created more interest in archaeology. Many children spent a lot of time at the event, painting and colouring and learning about heritage.

We had additional interest in archaeological digs, and doing more for the AHRC project heritageTogether. Impact to create another event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://heritagetogether.org/?p=1078
 
Description Excavation at Meillionydd, 2015, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have taught students, volunteers and tourists how to take pictures for 3D photogrammetry at the excavation at Meillionydd, which ran from 1 June to 24 July 2015 and we will continue to do so on future excavations (e.g. Meillionydd Season 7 from 6 June to 29 July 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description From Pictures to 3D Models - a Chance to Participate in Archaeological Research at Bangor Civic Society meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussions afterwards.

Participants asked about further information of archaeology and computing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description From Pictures to 3D Models - a Chance to Participate in Archaeological Research, Archaeology Festival Week at Felin Uchaf, Rhoshirwaun, Gwynedd (UK); 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public asked questions about archaeology and computing within excavations.

Public signed up for the longer demonstration of the excavation demonstrating keenness to understand more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Guest lecture for Aberystwyth University Precessional Summer Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk for Aberystwyth University Precessional Summer Programme, to undergraduate students. Several students were interested in the project, and were interested to follow research in this area for their project work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description National Eisteddfod 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stand at the National Eisteddfod, a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. Over 100 visitors to our stand. The festival travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales, attracting around 150,000 visitors and over 250 tradestands and stalls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Open day at Meillionydd excavation 20th May 2014, 19th-20th July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demonstrations sparked a discussion and questions about the AHRC project, excavation techniques and archaeology in general.

The views and understanding of archaeology from the public seemed to improve; this was measured by the difference of questions from the start of the visit to the end. This event obviously had impact on the public's understanding of excavation in a positive way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outside Education Photogrammetry Workshop at Castell y Bere 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop on Photogrammetry to 20 Children, that are home educated, aged between 5-18, plus parents. As part of their science education curriculum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Part of National Science and Engineering Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Part of the Computer Science stand at Aberystwyth University's National Science and Engineering Week. Visited by many local schools, home education groups, AU students, and children with their families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Photogrammetry workshop at Felin Uchaf, Rhoshirwaun, Gwynedd (UK) 23/07/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Students made their own 3d models of the roundhouses at Menter y Felin Uchaf; they asked many questions on photography; and it sparked them to ask questions about the project and the research.

The participants learnt transferable skills, and improved their photographic and archaeological knowledge. We had a request to hold this again to learn more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://heritagetogether.org/?p=486
 
Description Presentation - Open Data, Archäologie und Bürgerbeteiligung in England und Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk engendered many questions.

Invitation to writeup paper in journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation -- Re-creating Lost Heritage: Automated photogrammetry on archived images; at Digital Past 2014, 12-13/02/14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk created much discussion over photogrammetry techniques.

Gain of contacts for future collaboration; discussion of follow-up grant;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://digitalpast14.blogspot.fr/p/blog-page_3.html
 
Description Presentation at Digital Past, 2016, Llandudno 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk about Heritage Together at Digital Past 2016. About 110 people were present. Afterwards many people asked about additional research and potential collaborations, and as a result we may have two new collaborators. Indeed, we have already discussed potential funding mechanisms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation of project at AHRC's Digital Transformations 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Several questions about the project.

Discussion about future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Project presentation to staff and students during Fresher's Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of archaeology and heritage concepts of 3d and excavation to undergraduate students; they learnt about the project and it provides it sparked questions about citizen science.

Students asked how they could get involved with the AHRC project HeritageTogether, and how they could go on one of the excavations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description School visits on 12/05/2014, 14/05/2014 and 21/05/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School kids asked many questions.

After one of the school visits one student wrote a letter to the group saying how much they had learnt and gotton excited by archaeology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014