MemberHasan Baran Firat

Hasan Baran Fırat is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” in Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage program and is writing his dissertation on multi-sensory reconstruction of cultural heritage sites through the immersive virtual reality, supervised by Prof. Luigi Maffei and Prof. Massimiliano Masullo. He is pursuing his studies on cultural sound heritage and focused on digitization of perceptual stimuli. He has worked in different companies as an engineer and acoustic consultant. Baran as a semi-professional musician has involved several musicology studies and currently, he is one of editor in anakronik e-journal and he has worked in different fields of music production as well such as, recording, acoustic design.  Contact: University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. via San Lorenzo – 81031 Aversa (CE), Italy

MemberVisa Immonen

I am a professor of archaeology at the University of Turku, Finland. Besides Turku, I have worked as an assistant professor of cultural heritage studies at the University of Helsinki in 2016–2017, a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2010–2011, and Bard Graduate Center, New York in 2018, and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles in 2015–2016. I have done sustained conceptual and empirical research on cultural heritage studies with a particular interest in heritage management, pedagogy, and digitalisation. I have discussed issues related to heritage in such articles as ‘“Quidditching”, and the Emergence of New Heritage Identities – Amateur Metal Detecting in Finland’ (with Joonas Kinnunen, Public Archaeology, 2017), and ‘Photographic Bodies and Biographical Narratives: The Finnish State Archaeologist Juhani Rinne in Pictures’ (Photography & Culture, 2012). In 2016 I published a monograph on the development of cultural heritage legislation and administration during the 20th century. In addition, I have systematically worked on historical material culture, especially luxury consumption. My doctoral dissertation Golden Moments – Artefacts of Precious Metals as Products of Luxury Consumption in Finland c. 1200–1600 was published in 2009. Presently, I direct a project funded by the Academy of Finland, titled ‘Carving Out Transformations – Wood Use in North-Eastern Europe, 1100–1600’ (2018–2022). Another project of mine is integrated with university teaching, and based on student contributions, it produces a mobile app on urban archaeological achievements aimed at wider audiences.

MemberTim Sherratt

I’m a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. I’ve worked across the cultural heritage sector and have been developing online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993. My tools and experiments include important things like The Real Face of White Australia, useful things like QueryPic, and weird things like the Vintage Face Depot. I’m currently Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra.

MemberErik Malcolm Champion

…ampion, E. (2018: in review). Story-Making in the Round: Cross-Platform Panoramic Tours of Contested Heritage. Paper to be presented at the Australian Society of Archivists-ASA 2018 conference, Perth, Australia.
C2        Nishanbaev, I., Champion, E., Rahaman, H., & Bekele, M. (2018). Integrating 3d Models and GIS for Digital Cultural Heritage. Paper to be presented at the Centre for Digital Heritage meeting 2018 (CDH 2018): 3D archives, (re)use and Knowledge production, Lund, Sweden.
K1        Champion, E. (2018). Title to be advised. Funded and invited. Communicating the Past in the Digital Age, Digital methods for teaching and learning in Archaeolog…
…tp:// and on the Steering Committee
Australia Asia Pacific Institute, Curtin University.
Digital Research Tools (DiRT) editor,
 International Council on Monuments and Sites (New Zealand branch) and ICIP (ICOMOS International Committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites).
Member of working group on emerging technologies (chaired by Alonso Addison, UNESCO).
On the Board of Directors, Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society (
Explore-AT  International Steering Committee. ExploreAT! Exploring Austria’s culture through the language glass i…

B1        Benardou, A., Champion, E, Dallas, C., and Hughes, L., (Eds.). (2017). Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities. Routledge, UK. Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities.URL: qtructures-in-Digital-Humanities/Benardou-Champion-Dallas-Hughes/p/book/9781472447128. ISBN-13: 978-1472447128.
B2        Champion, E. (2015). Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage, Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series. London: Routledge (formerly Ashgate Publishing, UK, ISBN 978-1-4724-2291-0). ISBN 9781472422903. Published: 2015-09-11. Series: Digital…

UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation, and Professor at Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, in the Humanities Faculty of Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of Curtin University and other institutions throughout the world.   My recent books are Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage for Routledge’s Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series, Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), editor of Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012) and co-editor of  Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2017).