ChitChat: Crime, History and Institutions: Transdisciplinary Conversations in Heritage, Art and Transmedia

#CHITCHAT? is a sandpit for research collaboration and forum for the development of tools that encourage public engagement with our research findings and other heritage materials.

At its core, this initiative will engage academic researchers, industry professionals, heritage stakeholders, and the general public in transdisciplinary conversations around Crime, History and Public Institutions through transmedia methods, sources, and platforms. 

This initiative will include an initial seminar to bring together various academics, heritage providers, industry professionals, and technical specialists, to discuss possibilities for projects and strategise around methods and platforms for dissemination. This may include a transmedia resource for exploring crime and punishment in Historical Plymouth, by drawing upon the Devon and Cornwall Police Heritage Archive and Dartmoor Prison Museum collections. 

The aim is to develop and incorporate Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) technology to immerse the public in the history of their community. 

For further information contact Craig Newbery-Jones.

About #CHITCHAT?

While the dictionary definition for ‘chitchat’ may be ‘inconsequential conversation,’ conversely this iSPER Research Initiative considers approaches for engaging the public in casual but enlightening dialogues around our historical research into local crime, regional history, and community institutions. Through making use of the extensive changes and increased portability of technology, #CHITCHAT? acts as sandpit for research collaboration and a forum for the development of tools that encourage public engagement with our research findings and other heritage materials. This initiative engages academic researchers, industry professionals, heritage stakeholders, and the general public in transdisciplinary conversations around Crime, History and Public Institutions through transmedia methods, sources, and platforms. 

Watch the video of #CHITCHAT? members Craig Newbery-Jones and Rob Giles to find out more.