Last week I attended the PhD course on Cultural Institutions, Online Collections and Digital Media organised by ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institutes of Sweden), Linköping University (campus Norrköping).
The aim of this course was to provide a critical exploration of digital heritage and online collections. Thanks to the participation of several researchers in the field of digital heritage studies, the course investigated concepts and theories in regard to the relations between material collections and digitizations as well as the cultural, social, technological, economic and ecological ramifications of the presence of cultural institutions and online collections in global search engines and social media.
During the week I had the chance to discuss my project with several scholars, exchanging opinions on our work and receiving precious advice on how to tackle my research questions. I want to thank the organiser for having created such an interesting course and a welcoming environment for the discussion. It has been a tremendous experience!