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Visualisation Leader

Erik Champion
Erik Champion is the Visualisation Leader for the Curtin Institute for Computation

Erik Champion is UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation and Professor in the School of Media Culture and Creative Arts in the  Faculty of Humanities. Prior to joining the Curtin University, he was Project leader of DIGHUMLAB, a consortium of four Danish universities and a 5-year 30 million DKK national infrastructure project, he was hosted at Aarhus University. Here he worked with EU research infrastructures and projects acting as the “Research and Public Engagement” co-leader for DARIAH.eu. From 2008 to 2011 he was Associate Professor and Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at the School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. A past ARC SPIRT PhD scholarship holder, he has received Fulbright and Royal Society of NZ scholarships, a Distinguished Lecturer Invitation from UC Berkeley, funding from the Danish government, and facilitated major grants and awards in Europe and America from organizations such as the EU and COST, ERASMUS, European Digital Humanities, Mellon Foundation, Digital Heritage Centre funding (York, Leiden, Uppsala, Aarhus), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He writes in the area of game design and virtual heritage, books include Playing With The Past and Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage.