Registration Open: The Archive Unbound


Registration is now open for our Archive Unbound Symposium. Please register on Eventbrite:

Registration is free for delegates but places are limited. The deadline for registration is midday, 2 May 2017.

Final Programme

10.00 Registration and coffee
10.50 Welcome and Introduction to the Cardiff Digital Cultures Network
11.00 Panel 1

  • Sara Huws (National Museum of Wales), Outside the Archive
  • Stephen H. Gregg (Bath Spa University), Handiwork: Metadata & Genre in Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO)
  • Judith Dray (Cardiff University), TBC
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Panel 2

  • Danica Maier (Nottingham Trent University) and Andrew Bracey (University of Lincoln), Rummage to Bypass: Alternative Ways of Accessing the Archive
  • Sara Sylvester (Cardiff University), Close Encounters of the Parafictive Kind – Bringing the Archives to Life as Fictive Art
  • Bethan Stevens and Georgina Mind (University of Sussex), Diabolical Collaboration: Dismantling and Re-assembling the Archive
15.00 Coffee
15.30 Panel 3

  • Jenny Kidd (Cardiff University), Citizen Humanities and Digital Labour
  • Keir Waddington (Cardiff University), The UK Medical Heritage Archive
  • Lara Taffer (VCS Cymru), Collaboration & Community: Creative Reuse of Archival Material for Community Arts
17.00 Tea
17.30 Keynote

  • Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow), The Cathedral and the Bazaar: What Lessons for Humanities Scholarship?

Organisers: Hanna Diamond, Jenny Kidd, Anthony Mandal.

Research Associate: Michael Goodman.


CFP: Creativity in the Digital Age

Creativity in the Digital Age: Remixes, Remediations, Realignments

Cardiff University
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Keynote Speakers: Jonathan Dovey (University of the West of England);
Ruth McElroy (University of South Wales)

Download the PDF here: Creativity in the Digital Age CFP

Cardiff University’s Digital Cultures Network is delighted to announce its third Symposium, which focuses on the creative arts in the digital age. The creative industries are a major contributor to the cultural and economic capital of the UK, constituting a field of rapid expansion and innovation. In this context, we might also consider how digital practices such as remixing and remediation are themselves realigning what we understand ‘creativity’ to mean, resulting in fruitful but also challenging collisions. While academic research is engaging with emergent practices in equally exciting and revealing ways, much remains to be done. Of interest are the intersections between the two fields, which are stimulating creative/critical approaches to collaborative practice, suggesting new roles that universities can play.

We invite proposals of up to 300 words for 20-minute papers that explore any aspect of creativity in the digital age, including demonstrations of current projects. We are especially keen to feature presentations from creative practitioners, arts organisations and the heritage sector, alongside more traditional academic papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 5 May 2017. Please send proposals or enquiries to Michael Goodman ( Attendance at the Symposium is free and limited to no more than 40 delegates. While non-speaking delegates are welcome, priority will be given to speakers.

Organisers: Kate Griffiths; Anthony Mandal; Michael Goodman.