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Dr. Liang Jihong Lectured Online in Special Training Camp Series of Digital Memory

Mar. 23, 2020

The second lecture of the “Digital Memory Outstanding Innovative Talent Training Program” special training camp was held on the Tencent conference platform on Wednesday, February 26. Dr. Liang Jihong, the Associate Professor of the School of Information Resources Management of Renmin University of China and the principal of Gao Qian’s Memory Project, brought the theme report “Multi-Dimensional Narrative of Village History and Culture”, and shared the experiences on Gao Qian Website construction.

In the lecture, Jihong drew reflections on the current state of culture from the epidemic situation, expounded the importance of protecting traditional culture, and proposed to integrate excellent traditional culture into social life and make it a value. She also introduced the trends and concepts of cultural heritage protection and the working framework of intangible cultural heritage protection. She explained the four theoretical foundations of social memory theory, cultural structure theory, historical compilation theory, and rural construction theory, and emphasized the need for lively protection of traditional culture.

The Gaoqian ancient dwelling house in Zhejiang Province was built in the Yuan Dynasty. The digital memory team of the School of Information Resource Management is conducting research on the digital heritage of ancient villages and building of digital memory platform. Jihong explained the design ideas and implementation methods of the Gao Qian website, and introduced a series of specific progress such as the website’s resource library construction, creative development, and resource metadata. Among them, She focused on explaining the multi-dimensional narrative of the village’s historical culture and emphasized continuity, integrity and systemic heritage of culture.

The purpose of this lecture series is to guide students in the fourth phase of the Digital Memory project to design and build digital products. The number of participants in the lecture exceeded 110, far exceeding the expected number of participants, and was well received by fas and faculty members, staff and students.