DIGITAL HERITAGE: ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN BRAZIL IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Keywords: Digital Heritage, Cultural Heritage Technologies, Education, Research, Keywords
Abstract. In order to update and deepen the theoretical discussions about Digital Heritage, the authors initiated a survey of the most recent technologies that improves the documentation of architectural buildings and sites. We intend to implement a digital workflow on the studies of buildings and sites that have a potential of protection in the Fluminense lowland of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is part of the activities of the conservation education at bachelor level in Architecture and Urbanism, and the course of the Postgraduate Program on heritage conservation of Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). The main objective of the current scientific research is the identification of Brazilian researchers and the subjects that have been studied in the last five years in order to make a theoretical review through the systematization of topics, thematic axis, terms, concepts regarding the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the heritage documentation. We carried out a qualitative-quantitative mapping of the scientific production of twelve scientific events having occurred in Brazil and Latin America between 2013 and 2018. We detected 156 Brazilian researchers from all regions of the country that had researched about Digital heritage. The mapping of themes was compared to keywords index of CIPA-ICOMOS Symposium 2017 in order to identify points of contact and lack of studies in Brazil for planning the future research. The research group seek ways for better integration between national researchers, ways to get theoretical content up-to-date and to adopt more accurate documentation practices at undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines.