The ACCORD project: Archaeological Community Co-Production of Research Resources

Stuart Jeffrey, Alex Hale, Cara Jones, S. Jones, Mhairi Maxwell

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    This paper introduces the AHRC funded ACCORD project, a partnership between the Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art, Archaeology Scotland, the University of Manchester and the RCAHMS. The ACCORD project examines the opportunities and implications of digital visualisation technologies for community engagement and research through the co-creation of 3D models of historic monuments and places. Despite their increasing accessibility, techniques such as laser scanning, 3D modelling and 3D print- ing have remained firmly in the domain of heritage specialists. Expert forms of knowledge and/or professional priorities frame the use of digital visualisation technologies and forms of community-based social value are rarely addressed. Consequently, the resulting digital objects fail to engage communities as a means of researching and representing their heritage. The first part of this paper pres- ents how the ACCORD project seeks to address this gap through the co-design and co-production of an integrated research asset that encompasses social value and engages communities with transformative digital technologies. The second half of this paper (section 4) presents a case study of an ACCORD project based in Argyll which highlights the nature of community relations with expert groups, issues of archaeological authority and the transformative power of co-production using digital recording techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCAA2014 21st century archaeology concepts, methods and tools: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA 2014
    EditorsF. Giligny , F. Djindjian, L. Costa, P. Moscati, S. Robert
    Place of PublicationParis
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978 1 78491 100 3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Community Co-production, 3D, Visualisation, RTI, Authenticity, Social Value


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