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Symmetry 2019, 11(3), 367; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11030367

Technology-Powered Strategies to Rethink the Pedagogy of History and Cultural Heritage through Symmetries and Narratives

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AtlantTIC Research Center, Department of Telematics Engineering, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
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Research Group in Cloud Computing, Smart Cities & High Performance Computing, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Cuenca 010102, Ecuador
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Dipartamento dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
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Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of the Peloponnese, 22100 Tripoli, Greece
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Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg, L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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The National Gallery, London WC2N 5DN, UK
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Group of Studies in Archaeology, Antiquity and Territory, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain
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Department of IT for Innovative Services (ITIS), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Department of Information Studies, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Current address: Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/MIAS, 28049 Madrid, Spain.
Received: 8 February 2019 / Revised: 6 March 2019 / Accepted: 7 March 2019 / Published: 12 March 2019
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Abstract

Recent advances in semantic web and deep learning technologies enable new means for the computational analysis of vast amounts of information from the field of digital humanities. We discuss how some of the techniques can be used to identify historical and cultural symmetries between different characters, locations, events or venues, and how these can be harnessed to develop new strategies to promote intercultural and cross-border aspects that support the teaching and learning of history and heritage. The strategies have been put to the test in the context of the European project CrossCult, revealing enormous potential to encourage curiosity to discover new information and increase retention of learned information. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital humanities; semantic web; deep learning; historical and cultural symmetries; reflection; curiosity digital humanities; semantic web; deep learning; historical and cultural symmetries; reflection; curiosity
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López-Nores, M.; Bravo-Quezada, O.G.; Bassani, M.; Antoniou, A.; Lykourentzou, I.; Jones, C.E.; Kontiza, K.; González-Soutelo, S.; Reboreda-Morillo, S.; Naudet, Y.; Vlachidis, A.; Bikakis, A.; Pazos-Arias, J.J. Technology-Powered Strategies to Rethink the Pedagogy of History and Cultural Heritage through Symmetries and Narratives. Symmetry 2019, 11, 367.

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