Book launch: Geopolitics of Digital Heritage

Book launch: Geopolitics of Digital Heritage

Date & Time
Date: Fri 1 Mar 2024
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Smart Room, Ngee Ann Kongsi Library,
Block F Level 4 #F405, LASALLE


Free, RSVP here. The event will be streamed live via YouTube.


Lecture / Talk, Seminar

Host: Malar Nadeson, Director, Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, LASALLE
Moderator: Dr Cissie Fu, Head, McNally School of Fine Arts
Welcome keynote: Prof Steve Dixon, President, LASALLE
Speaker: Dr Natalia Grincheva, Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Arts Management, LASALLE
Online speaker: Dr Elizabeth Stainforth, Lecturer, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Respondent: Prof Tim Winter, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Opening with a welcome keynote by LASALLE President Prof Steve Dixon, the seminar will celebrate the new book Geopolitics of Digital Heritage (2024: Cambridge University Press). This book analyses and discusses the political implications of the largest digital heritage aggregators across different scales of governance, from the city-state governed Singapore Memory Project, to a national aggregator like Australia's Trove, to supranational digital heritage platforms, such as Europeana, to the global heritage aggregator, Google Arts & Culture. These four dedicated case studies provide focused, exploratory sites for critical investigation of digital heritage aggregators from the perspective of their geopolitical motivations and interests, the economic and cultural agendas of involved stakeholders, as well as their foreign policy strategies and objectives.

About the book

Grincheva, N. and Stainforth, E. (2024). Geopolitics of Digital Heritage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 9781009182089 | DOI:

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