The Digital GLAM symposium will bring together cultural institutions, historians, heritage practitioners, researchers and digital designers to discover new practices in digital media and cultural engagement. The event will include national and international keynote talks, and panels of presentations and discussions. Professor May’s paper will
reflect on two decades of digital projects that have engaged with urban history content in Melbourne and, selectively, in other comparable contexts. It reviews the expectations of first generation multimedia scholars in terms of the possibilities offered by new media to change our understanding of cities as transformative sites of human history and experience, which develop over time and space.