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The Centre has an exceptionally strong international presence. Staff from CDDA have presented more than 150 conference papers over the last five years across six continents. The Centre has established, practical and rewarding Memorandums of Understanding with key international universities. Staff from the Centre are active in the organisation of the International Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, the Association of American Geographers and the Social Science History Association. It is a founding member of the European Historical GIS Initiative. In 2009 it acted as local host for the Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conference, attended by more than 150 scholars.
Presentations have taken place at 34 of the 50 states in the US.
The centre offers specialised expert workshops both within the University and externally on an international scale. In the past we have secured European Science Foundation funding to allow GIS workshops to be held at Queen's. Funding for other workshops reflecting state-of the art activity in Digital Humanities has been made possible through grants from bodies such as AHRC, JISC and The British Academy.
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) Placements
The unit has an award winning training programme providing instruction on many aspects of digitisation. We work alongside government bodies and promote community outreach. The Centre offers NVQ level II and III work placement experience training opportunities to eligible candidates. We have been offering positions to NVQ Trainees since 1996 and currently have a number on placement with us. Whilst with us trainees learn many new skills that contribute to their NVQ qualification.
Assisting The School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP) at Queen's University Belfast to offer a new taught postgraduate programme in Heritage Science. For further information please click here.