European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices focuses on the intersection of heritage, dialogue and digital culture in the context of Europe. Responding to the increased emphasis on the potential for heritage and digital technologies to foster dialogue and engender communitarian identities in Europe, the book explores what kind of role digital tools, platforms and practices play in supporting and challenging dialogue about heritage in the region.

Drawing on fieldwork involving several European museums and heritage organisations, the chapters in this volume critically engage with the role of digital technology in heritage work and its association with ideas of democratisation, multivocality and possibilities for feedback and dialogic engagement in the emerging digital public sphere. The book also provides a framework for understanding dialogue in relation to other commonly used approaches in heritage institutions, such as participation, engagement and intercultural exchange. The authors map out the complex landscape of digitally mediated heritage practices in Europe, both official and unofficial, by capturing three distinct areas of practice: perceptions and applications of digitally mediated dialogues around heritage within European museums and cultural policy, facilitation of dialogue between European museums and communities through participatory design approaches and non-official mobilisation of heritage on social media.

European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices will be of interest to both scholars and students in the fields of heritage and museum studies, digital heritage, media studies and communication, the digital humanities, sociology and memory studies. The book will also appeal to policy makers and professionals working in a variety of different fields.

chapter 1|8 pages


Locating heritage and dialogue in digital culture
ByAreti Galani, Gabi Arrigoni, Rhiannon Mason, Bethany Rex
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chapter 2|28 pages

Problematising digital and dialogic heritage practices in Europe

Tensions and opportunities
ByAreti Galani, Katie Markham, Rhiannon Mason
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chapter 3|25 pages

Digitally enhanced polyvocality and reflective spaces

Challenges in sustaining dialogue in museums through digital technologies
ByGabi Arrigoni, Areti Galani
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Artefact vignette #1: Transformation Machine

ByAnnelie Berner, Monika Halina Seyfried, Gabi Arrigoni, Areti Galani
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chapter 4|24 pages

Participation and dialogue

Curatorial reflexivity in participatory processes
ByDagny Stuedahl, Torhild Skåtun, Ageliki Lefkaditou, Tobias Messenbrink
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Artefact vignette #2: The New Europe app

ByAnnelie Berner, Monika Halina Seyfried, Gabi Arrigoni, Areti Galani
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chapter 5|23 pages

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Talking about Magna Carta on Twitter
ByDavid Farrell-Banks
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Artefact vignette #3: Erdi

ByAnnelie Berner, Monika Halina Seyfried, Gabi Arrigoni, Areti Galani
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chapter 6|13 pages

Dialogues and heritages in the digital public sphere

ByAreti Galani, Rhiannon Mason, Bethany Rex
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