Making Crime Pay: Manufacturing Heritage Experiences in a Digital Age

  • Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Wise, Jenny (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Roberts, David Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gibbs, Martin D. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Moore, Anthony (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lueg, Christopher (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Twidale, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • McCormack, Jon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Carlin, Scott (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project explores ways in which research data collections and archival finding aids can be used to forge novel digital interactive heritage experiences. While this will help to reinterpret Australian convict sites, the project aims to foster synergistic long-term relationship between archives, sites and research programs. In particular it investigates ways in which engagement with historical 'big data' can provide opportunities to connect new audiences to heritage places, contributing in turn to both site and data maintenance. This creative approach to adaptive reuse has research implications, enabling new forms of sustainable academic and public engagement with Australia's convict past.
Effective start/end date22/10/2321/10/26


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$540,519.00
  • University of New England (Australia): A$142,422.00