Daniela Petrelli to give keynote speech at DCDC23 – Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities

DCDC23 - Radical reimagining: interplays of physical and virtual. 11-13 July 2023. Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University and online - DCDC23 - Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities

DCDC23: Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities

Radical reimagining: interplays of physical and virtual

In-person at Durham University and online, 11-13 July 2023


DCDC23 is returning in-person at Durham University and online on 11-13 July 2023. Reconnect with peers, share stories, celebrate past successes, discuss future opportunities, and explore the History Day exhibition, all live in Durham for the first time in two years.

Throughout the conference there will be reflections on the interplay between the physical and the virtual, the ‘materiality’ of physical collections and digital interventions.

DCDC23 offers an opportunity to explore the new ways of working within the GLAMA (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Academia) sector and is an invitation to collectively imagine the sector’s new hybrid material futures, as well as the future of DCDC as a vehicle for collaboration, creativity and community.

The National Archives and Jisc are also delighted to welcome the British Library as a new partner in the delivery and organisation of the interdisciplinary Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference series.

Archivists, Librarians, Higher education (HE) professionals, Postgraduate students, Cultural heritage professionals and practitioners Early career researchers, practitioners, and professionals Digital practitioners Digital and cultural consultants We welcome archives, libraries, special collections, museums, galleries, heritage organisations, academics, independent research organisations (IROs), charitable and community organisations, and research support and impact professionals to attend the event.

Professor Daniela Petrelli will be giving a keynote speech at DCDC23 alongside Ojoma Ochai, Cofounder and managing partner of Creative Economy Practice at CcHUB.

Professor Daniela Petrelli

Professor of interaction design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University Dr Daniela Petrelli is director of the Digital Materiality Lab at the Art and Design Research Centre, an interest group looking into new digital-material hybrids. She started working on new technologies for cultural heritage in 1996 designing the first context-sensitive personalised interactive mobile guide. She recently led the European project meSch that explored tangible and embodied interactions in museums and heritage sites. She has also published over 100 international peer-reviewed contributions and received twelve awards both from academia and industry.