IMMERSIUM Heritage Field Schools “Immersive Storytelling for new Cultural Experiences”

Code: HFS.22
Session 1: 29 August- 04 September 2022 (Stobi, North Macedonia)
Session 2: 20-27 September 2022 (Emona, Slovenia)
Session 3: 27 September- 04 October 2022 (Viminacium, Serbia)
Academic credits available: NONE
Cost starting from: FREE - Students and Young Professionals from Europe

   The Project and the Course General Information      


General Information       

About IMMERSIUM Heritage Field Schools: Eligible participants are students and young professionals from Europe (18-35 years) in the fields of archaeology, history, art history, museum studies, marketing and management for cultural heritage, design, animation, creative writing and computer technologies to participate in a one-week field school program.*

Field school sessions available:   

Field school one week session 1 -  Archaeological Site Stobi, Republic of North Macedonia

Dates: 29 August - 04 September 2022   

Field school one week session 2 -  Archaeological park Emona, Slovenia

Dates: 20-27 September 2022   

Field school one week session 3 -  Archaeological park Viminacium, Serbia

Dates: 27 September - 04 October 2022      

Q&A deadline: Please send your questions in English at [email protected] no later than 27 July 2022.   

*Participants coming from the countries of the heritage destination are eligible to participate only by selecting one of the other two heritage destinations. For ex. participant from Slovenia can only apply for HFS in Serbia or North Macedonia. 

Application deadline: 12 August 2022

Application process: The online application form will be available on 22 July 2022 (Friday) on this website.

Selection announcement: 18 August 2022   

Working language: English

Logistics: International** and local travel, accommodation and meals costs will be covered for the ten (10) selected participants per heritage destination by the project.   

**International travel- economy class air transport, train or bus up to 250 Euros.

                                                        

   

       About IMMERSIUM Heritage Field Schools    

Each field school is a one week (7 days - 6 nights) intensive academic and practice program led by international experts and professionals from the cultural and creative sectors.

The program is designed as an introduction to the process of applying emerging technologies into digital tools that use immersive storytelling for presentation and exploration of the rich cultural heritage.

It includes different lecturers, workshops, open discussions, field work, mobile app testing, a hackathon, cultural trips and a great social program. The participants will have opportunity to learn, exchange knowledge, gain skills, contribute and reflect on their experience.

                                                        

   

About the project  

These activities are part of the project “Immersive Storytelling Driven Cooperation for Cultural Heritage Dissemination in Western Balkans” funded by the Creative Europe Programme, EACEA 39/2019 Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans. The project brings together seven (7) partners from five (5) countries, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece and Bulgaria, to introduce a new cooperation model for the cultural and creative sector in using immersive storytelling to enhance cultural experience. The project offers new perspectives for perceiving cultural heritage, through designing novel tourist attractions and user-centric experiences. Under the acronym IMMERSIUM, this model, guides the cultural and creative sector in designing new forms of narratives and creating new immersive cultural experiences for the visitors at the cultural heritage sites.

                                                        

   

       About IMMERSIUM App   

During the program the new Immersium App will be presented as self-guided interactive digital tool for unique cultural experiences through exploring, learning and entertaining at the heritage destination. The experiences created on the App intentionally lead to unveiling untold and uncovered historical and cultural stories with interactive content, supported with audio visuals, gamification elements, AR, avatar characters etc. The goal is to gradually replace the outdated audio guide concept with a new and immersive way of location based storytelling on visitors’ mobile devices. The IMMERSIUM App has six (6) immersive experiences for the Archaeological sites Stobi in North Macedonia, Emona in Slovenia and Viminacium in Serbia.

The Agenda

 

Day 1: Arrivals

before 7.00 pm - Arrivals

7.00 - 8.00 pm - Registration of the participants – welcome packages

8.00 - 10.00 pm - Traditional welcome dinner

Day 2: Park/Site Lectures & Presentations

08.30 - 10.00 am - Breakfast

10.00 – 11.30 am - Introduction and orientation panel

  •  Presentation of the Archaeological park/site
  •  Presentation of BHF and Heritage Field School program
  •  Presentation of the Immersium project
  •  Getting to know each other- ice-breakers

11.30 am – 12.00 pm - Coffee break

12.00 – 1.30 pm - Lecture 1. Site History in Roman and Late Roman period

1.30 - 4.00 pm - Lunch break and free time

4.00 - 7.00 pm - Archaeological park/site presentation

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Dinner

Day 3: Immersive cultural experiences Lectures

07.50 - 09.00 am - Breakfast

09.00 – 11.00 am - Lecture 2: Applying immersive technologies for new cultural experiences at heritage destinations.

11.00 – 11.30 am - Coffee break

11.30 am – 1.30 pm - Lecture 3: Immersive cultural experiences - Best cases from around the world

1.30 – 4.00 pm - Lunch break and free time

4.00 - 5.30 pm - Lecture 4: Branding and Promotion of Cultural Heritage

5:30-6:00 pm - Coffee break

6:00- 7:00 pm - Open discussion

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Dinner

Day 4: Immersium App Presentation and Workshop

08:30 - 10.00 am - Breakfast

10.00 - 11:30 am - Presentation 1. Immersium app - self-guided interactive digital tool for unique cultural experience trough exploring, learning and entertaining at the heritage destination

11.00- 11.30 am - Coffee break

11.30 am - 1.30 pm - Immersium App testing on site/park

1.30 - 4.00 pm - Lunch break and free time

4.00 - 5.30 pm - Workshop 1. Developing new visitor tours - using Immersium APP    

- work in teams

  • App feedback from participants
  • Suggested changes/improvements
  • Visitor tours
  • Tours promotion

5.30 - 6.00 pm - Coffee break

6.00 - 7.00 pm - Presentation session teams presentation of developed tours

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Dinner

Day 5: Immersive Storytelling Hackathon

08.30 - 10.00 am - Breakfast

10.00 – 11.30 am -  Session 1: Story concept - work in teams

11.30 am - 12.00 pm - Coffee break

12.00- 1.30 pm - Session 2: Story interaction - work in teams

1.30 – 4.00 pm - Lunch break and free time

4.00 - 5.30 pm - Session 3: Story presentation - work in teams

5.30 - 6.00 pm - Coffee break

6.00- 7.00 pm - Presentations - teams presentation

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Dinner

Day 6: Cultural visit

07.00 – 08.00 am - Breakfast

08.15 am - Departure (organized transport)

11.00 am - 1.00 pm - Cultural visit

1.00 - 5.00 pm - Lunch and free time

5.15 pm - Departure (organized transport)

8.00 – 11.00 pm - Farewell Dinner

Day 7: Departures

07.00 - 10.00 am - Breakfast

10.00am - Departures


Map

 

IMMERSIUM Heritage Field Schools “Immersive Storytelling for new Cultural Experiences”


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