Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage: Updating the 18th Century
Contribution to Book
Crossroads of Heritage and Religion: Legacy and Sustainability of World Heritage Site Moravian Christiansfeld
Tine Damsholt, Marie Riegels Melchior, Christina Petterson, and Tine Reeh
Looking at the crossroads between heritage and religion through the case study of Moravian Christiansfeld, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015, this anthology reaches back to the eighteenth century when the church settlement was founded, examines its legacy within Danish culture and modern society, and brings this history into the present and the ongoing heritagization processes. Finally, it explores the consequences of the listing for the everyday life in Christiansfeld and discusses the possible and sustainable futures of a religious community in a World Heritage Site.
This brief essay will draw on the critical heritage work of Laurajane Smith and Jan Assmann’s concepts of religion and cultural memory in the context of the Digital Humanities project, Moravian Lives, to investigate the intersection of the digital and the archival in the age of accessing the cultural heritage object via the internet. How does the digital medium affect the experience of heritage? What ethical responsibilities fall to both the digital creator of an artifact and then critic of digital heritage?
Faull, Katherine, "Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage: Updating the 18th Century" (2022). Faculty Contributions to Books. 276.