The goal of The Heritage Jam is and was an initiative to bring people together to design and create forward-thinking pieces of heritage visualisation.

The Heritage Jam 2014 was open to anyone interested in the way heritage is visualised:  artists, animators, designers, programmers, archaeologists, historians, conservators, museum professionals, heritage practitioners, joined forces and collaborated in a number of fabulous and exciting ways of viewing the past

The Heritage Jam took place on the 11th of July, coinciding with the Centre for Digital Heritage conference on the 12th of July, now all the new visualisation are available to view online in the virtual exhibition.

The Awards

Despite being the first of its kind in heritage visualisation, The Heritage Jam 2014 heralded an astounding turn out, receiving some truly visionary submissions from participants collaborating both remotely from all around the world, and in-person at the live event at the University of York. All the submissions, as well as their paradata, were of an excellent standard, and stand as a testament to the power of interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as the talent of the individuals who participated.


This year, the awards went to

In person group Jam Day team first place award:

Stuart Eve / Kerrie Hoffman / Colleen Morgan / Alexis Pantos / Sam Kinchin-Smith  for Voices Recognition:

Remote team Jam Day first place award:

Gavin MacGregor / Luba Nurse / Kate Rogers / Alastair Somerville  for ‘Time Soon Will Bring me to the Tomb

Remote independent entry first place award:

Cassie Herschel-Shorland  for Rediscovering a Buried Past and Hidden History

Remote team entry first place award:

Tara Copplestone and Luke Botham  for Buried: An Ergodic Literature Game

Click here to view all the award winners