History scholars share insights into smart heritage
01 Sep 2021
The Department of History and the Modern History Research Centre jointly organised the “Smart Heritage Workshop” online on 23 August, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Social Sciences. More than 80 participants including HKBU staff members and students, experts and members of the public took part, sharing their valuable insights into the future development of utilising new technology for the study of artefacts.
In line with the niche research area of “Smart Societies” highlighted by the Faculty, the workshop integrated teaching and research of social sciences with social participation. Scholars shared their research results of using smart technology in art and archaeology.
The workshop was hosted by Dr Li Kin-sum, Associate Professor of the Department of History. Participating scholars included Dr Peng Peng, Assistant Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Qian Wei, Director of the Institute of Cultural Heritage and History of Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing; Dr Niwa Takafumi, Senior Researcher of the Department of Imperial Palace Sites Investigations at the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties in Japan; Mr J Keith Wilson, Curator of Ancient Chinese Art of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art in the US; and Professor Tang Chung, Professor of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Shandong University.