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Recent news from the MaDiH Project

Recent news from the MaDiH Project

Earlier this week Mapping Digital Cultural Heritage in Jordan ‘The MaDiH project’ was launched at CBRL, British Institute Amman. The project’s Principal Investigators, James Smithies (King's College London) and Fadi Bala'awi (Hashemite University) gave a lecture on the project at CBRL Amman on 28th October to an audience of more than 60 people. The lecture was dedicated to the memory of our late colleague Dr Andrea Da Silva Zerbini (1984-2019), who was the initiator and driving force of MaDiH Project.  

The MaDiH (مديح) Project involves King's College London's King’s Digital Lab (KDL), the Hashemite University, the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, the Jordanian Open Source Association, and the EAMENA project. The project is funded by the Newton-Khalidi AHRC Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Development initiative in partnership with the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. 

Following the project launch and lecture, a workshop on Asset Identification & Requirements Elicitation was organised to bring together cultural heritage researchers and professionals to discuss requirements for such a MaDiH data catalogue and to identify important known assets (datasets, systems, tools) for their integration in the MaDiH platform. More than 50 people from governmental organisations, academic institutions, museums and international partners were involved and interacted with the project team in a positive way.  

We want to hear from you…  

…If you have any information about datasets that cover the cultural heritage of Jordan and should be integrated within MaDiH platform, please contact the MaDiH project team on madih.info@gmail.com and please follow us on social media on Facebook, or MaDiH Twitter account  

MaDiH website will be available soon.

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