Workshop in York – 15th May 2014

We are very excited to announce that the Re-reading the British Memorial project is going north and will be holding our next workshop in York on the 15th May. The workshop will form part of a larger event called ‘Saving your Cemetery or Churchyard’ and will be held at Kings Manor (the Archaeology department of the University of York). This is our first workshop or event since Gareth began working at the Centre for Digital Heritage at the University of York and so it will be a wonderful opportunity for us to meet new groups or individuals who work in this area or who are keen to learn.

The day will be divided into two parts. The morning will be hosted by Julie Rugg (Centre for Housing Policy – University of York) and will be made up of talks by Felicity Smith (Arnos Vale Cemetery) and Susan Buckham (Kirkyard Consulting) while the afternoon, led by Gareth and Nicole will be a practical training session in the use of free or low cost digital documentation projects for church recording.

Felicity will be describing the highly successful community project which she is involved in running at Arnos Vale cemetery in Bristol. She will, among other things, share her experiences of successfully applying for Heritage Lottery Funding. Susan Buckham will also be joining us and will share some of the insights which she has gained from many years working with and organising community documentation projects.

The afternoon will introduce attendees to low cost digital imaging techniques with the main emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging. If any of our previous collaborators would like to contribute to the day or just come along then you are all welcome.

If you are interested in attending the event then please contact Gareth (gareth.beale@york.ac.uk) for more information. Spaces are limited so get in touch as soon as possible!