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Open Virtual Worlds: Virtual time travel experience
Do you dream of seeing St Andrew's Cathedral at the height of its splendour? Or maybe visiting St Kilda back in the days when it was a busy island community?

Digital reconstructions of historic scenes provide a way of transporting virtual visitors back in time to experience the past in ways previously not possible.

Whether it be St Andrews Cathedral in its prime, a populated St Kilda or pre-Clearance longhouse, virtual reality exhibits provide people with the opportunity to experience immersive history, wherever in the world they are.

With the impact of COVID 19, physical engagement with our heritage has proved difficult, meaning that digital experiences have become more important.

In this talk, we will look at the opportunities and pitfalls of virtual time travel in the shadow of Covid-19.

Join Dr Alan Miller of Open Virtual Worlds, University of St Andrews, for a 45-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A. The webinar will be recorded and the recording made available to ticket holders for 7 days after broadcast.


The event will be chaired by Dr Allan Kennedy, senior lecturer in history at the University of Dundee, and History Scotland’s consultant editor.

Registration fee: £10. Starts 6.30pm (GMT+1). To find the start time in your time zone, visit https://www.timeanddate.com.

Jun 16, 2021 06:30 PM in London

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