The University of Melbourne

Strategic Innovation Research Project

New digital technologies (such as interactive internet applications, video-enabled mobile phones and iPods) are changing the way local, national and global histories are created and presented for public education and enjoyment. Tours of cities, monuments and landscapes are now beginning to be enhanced by interpretive materials downloaded to widely-owned mobile devices; including archival photographs, maps, oral history recordings and dramatic reconstructions, alongside conventional text narratives. In this way, the narration of places through the telling of informative stories and histories is undergoing a transformation and raising new historiographical and curatorial questions.

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