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Dr Danilo Giglitto

Postdoctoral researcher


Summary

Dr Danilo Giglitto is a postdoctoral researcher working in C3RI on CultureLabs, a European project aimed at developing novel methodologies and digital tools that can facilitate the organisation and wider deployment of participatory projects around cultural heritage, while focusing on the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups, and particularly of migrant communities. Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, he was a Research Associate at Kingston University. He holds a PhD in Sociology. His research interests include: human-computer interaction,cultural heritage, digital heritage, crowdsourcing, and community engagement.

About

Dr Danilo Giglitto is a postdoctoral researcher working in C3RI on the CultureLabs project, which is aimed at aimed at developing novel methodologies and digital tools that can facilitate the organisation and wider deployment of participatory projects around cultural heritage, while focusing on the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups, and particularly of migrant communities. 

Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, he was a Research Associate at Kingston University London working on the Hilali Network, a transnational collaboration exploring the convergence between current reforms in Egyptian higher education sector and a local community-led action of digital documentation of intangible cultural heritage. Prior to that, he was a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen funded by the “Cultural Heritage and Digital Society” scholarship. From 2013 to 2015, he was affiliated with the CURIOS project (dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub) focusing on encouraging grassroots participation in local heritage. Danilo’s doctoral research explored the use of wiki software for the creation of community-led intangible cultural heritage projects as a way to achieve an affordable and sustainable interactive digital presence for historical communities as well as an empowering tool for local communities. His research interests include: human-computer interaction, ethnography, intangible cultural heritage, digital heritage, crowd sourcing, community engagement, community empowerment, and bottom-up approaches.

Research

Dr Danilo Giglitto provides research support to the CultureLabs project and platform,  leading the platform’s functional requirements definition, content and resources collection, and usability testing.


Publications

Journal articles

Lazem, S., Giglitto, D., Nkwo, M.S., Mthoko, H., Upani, J., & Peters, A. (2021). Challenges and paradoxes in decolonising HCI: A critical discussion. Computer Supported Cooperative Work: the journal of collaborative computing. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10606-021-09398-0

Giglitto, D., Ciolfi, L., & Bosswick, W. (2021). Building a bridge: Opportunities and challenges for intangible cultural heritage at the intersection of institutions, civic society, and migrant communities. International Journal of Heritage Studies. http://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2021.1922934

Giglitto, D., Lazem, S., & Preston, A. (2019). A participatory approach for digital documentation of Egyptian Bedouins intangible cultural heritage. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal, (41), 31-49. http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php?s=102&link=ToC_41_P&link=41_3_abstract

Lazem, S., Giglitto, D., & Preston, A. (2018). A tent, a pigeon house, and a pomegranate tree. Interactions, 25 (2), 18-20. http://doi.org/10.1145/3184465

Giglitto, D. (2013). Il giardino Vincenzo Bellini di Catania. Una prospettiva antropologica. Anuac, 2 (2), 104-117. http://doi.org/10.7340/anuac2239-625X-105

Conference papers

Kaldeli, E., Tsakou, G., Giglitto, D., Cesaroni, F., Tzouvaras, V., & Stamou, G. (2019). CultureLabs: Cultural heritage and digital technology at the service of social innovation. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2412, 9. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2412/

Giglitto, D., Ciolfi, L., Claisse, C., & Lockley, E. (2019). Bridging cultural heritage and communities through digital technologies: Understanding perspectives and challenges. The 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities (C&T 2019), June 3--7, 2019, Vienna, Austria, 81-91. http://doi.org/10.1145/3328320.3328386

Giglitto, D., Lazem, S., & Preston, A. (2018). In the eye of the student: "An intangible cultural heritage experience, with a human-computer interaction twist". Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 290. http://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173864

Giglitto, D. (2015). Enhancing community heritage empowerment through wiki software. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 2015-January, 85-88. http://doi.org/10.1145/2685553.2699327

Giglitto, D. (2014). Using wiki software to enhance community empowerment by building digital archives for intangible cultural heritage. In Ioannides, M., Magnenat-Thalmann, N., Fink, E., Zarnic, R., Yen, A.-.Y., & Quak, E. (Eds.) EuroMed 2014. Digital Heritage: Progress in Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection, Limassol, Cyprus, 3 November 2014 - 8 November 2014 (pp. 268-277). Multi-Science Publishing

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