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PanamaTipico.com presents a research paper at Digital Past 2017 international conference, at Newport, Wales, United Kingdom


[The trip began with a stopover at Paris, a city known for its impressive monuments, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral.]

The trip began with a stopover at Paris, a city known for its impressive monuments, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral.


[Because of its rich collection, the Louvre Museum deserves, at least, a half day visit.]

Because of its rich collection, the Louvre Museum deserves, at least, a half day visit.


[The Eiffel Tower, the better known icon of Paris, could not be left out of a tour of the City of Light.]

The Eiffel Tower, the better known icon of Paris, could not be left out of a tour of the City of Light.


[Another emblematic monument of the French capital is the Arc de Triomphe.]

Another emblematic monument of the French capital is the Arc de Triomphe.


[After Paris, the next stop was Newport, Wales. The city has a beautiful Art Deco style Civic Centre.]

After Paris, the next stop was Newport, Wales. The city has a beautiful Art Deco style Civic Centre.


[Newport is located on the banks of the River Usk, which presents a significant variation of its water level depending on the tide.]

Newport is located on the banks of the River Usk, which presents a significant variation of its water level depending on the tide.


[At the conference, our Director, Marino Jaen Espinosa, presented a research paper.]

At the conference, our Director, Marino Jaen Espinosa, presented a research paper.


[The conference also included a visit to the preserved remains of the Newport Ship, a medieval vessel found in Newport.]

The conference also included a visit to the preserved remains of the Newport Ship, a medieval vessel found in Newport.


[After the conference, the next stop was Cardiff, capital of Wales. The city's main cultural tourism attraction is its impressive castle.]

After the conference, the next stop was Cardiff, capital of Wales. The city's main cultural tourism attraction is its impressive castle.


[After leaving Wales, the final destination of the trip was London, a city full of monumental buildings, such as the Buckingham Palace.]

After leaving Wales, the final destination of the trip was London, a city full of monumental buildings, such as the Buckingham Palace.


[Another representative building of the British capital is the Westminster Palace, seat of the Parliament. Its most famous structure is the Big Ben.]

Another representative building of the British capital is the Westminster Palace, seat of the Parliament. Its most famous structure is the Big Ben.


[The Tower Bridge is another of the cultural icons of London.]

The Tower Bridge is another of the cultural icons of London.


[Near the bridge, there is the Tower of London, the last monument visited before returning to Panama.]

Near the bridge, there is the Tower of London, the last monument visited before returning to Panama.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2017-04-12

In February, 2017, Marino Jaen Espinosa, Director of PanamaTipico.com, traveled to Newport, Wales, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in order to participate in the international conference Digital Past 2017, organized by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

The trip began with a day-long stopover at Paris, where our Director had the opportunity to visit several places of great cultural interest. After the French capital, the next stop was Newport, where the conference was held. This city is located in Wales, one of the countries that integrates the United Kingdom. It is a mid-size city, located on the banks of the River Usk.

The reason for attending the conference was to present a scientific work authored by Marino Jaen Espinosa, of PanamaTipico.com, titled: "Folcloristas de Panamá: Using a WhatsApp Group as a Crowdsourcing Platform for Preserving Knowledge of the Past". It is a study of a WhatsApp group founded by Mr. Eraclides Amaya, a Panamanian folklore practioner and researcher. The presentation was well received and attracted several questions at the conference.

After accomplishing the mission of communicating significant aspects of Panamanian cultural heritage in this important scientific gathering, our Director was able to visit cultural landmarks in the cities of Newport, Cardiff and London, the latter two being the capitals of Wales and the United Kingdom, respectively.


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