LOST AND TRANSFORMED CITIES: A digital perspective/ CIDADES DESAPARECIDAS E TRANSFORMADAS: Uma perspectiva digital
Local: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Data: 17 Novembro 2016 → 18 Novembro 2016
LOST AND TRANSFORMED CITIES: A digital perspective
International Conference, November 17-18, 2016
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Digital technology is playing a major role in the study of the city and the preservation of its built and cultural heritage. It allows the collecting, processing and testing of an extensive amount of data in a swift and proficient manner. It also enables interdisciplinary research teams to work collaboratively, often in real time. Digital technology applied to the study of cities and their cultural heritage not only widens the scope of the research, but also allows its dissemination in an interactive fashion to an extensive and diverse audience.
Through the intersection of digital technology with historical practice it is possible to convey a perspective of the past as a sensorial-perceptive reality. The resulting knowledge furthers the understanding of the present-day city and the planning of the city of the future. Cities in the digital realm are, therefore, presented in their historical continuum, in their comprehensive and complex reality and are opened to interaction in a contemporary social context.
On the occasion of the 261st anniversary of the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon, we invite scholars and experts in the fields of heritage studies, digital humanities, history, history of art and information technology to share and debate their experience and knowledge on digital heritage. We aim for an integrative perspective of the study of lost or transformed urban realities stressing its multidisciplinary character and the impact of the digital in this equation.