Emotive is an EU-funded heritage project that aims to use emotional storytelling to dramatically change how we experience heritage sites.

For heritage professionals, the Emotive application will provide a powerful storytelling engine and a set of rich digital media assets that can be used to create detailed characters and narratives featuring archaeological sites or collections of artefacts.

For visitors, Emotive will offer dramatic, emotionally engaging stories that can be experienced while at a cultural site or remotely. Wherever visitors are, they can follow characters, look for clues and explore environments alone or with family and friends.



  • Happy Holidays from EMOTIVE
    We have had the most amazing year, filled with inspiration and many fascinating stories to share. The second year of EMOTIVE project was truly amazing, and very busy – what you can see through a growing number of publications and events that EMOTIVE project has participated in […]
  • EMOTIVE paper accepted to the prestigious CHI 2019 conference in Glasgow, UK
    We are delighted to announce that EMOTIVE paper has been accepted to the prestigious CHI 2019 conference in Glasgow, UK. The title of the paper is Transformation through Provocation? Designing a “Bot of Conviction” to Challenge Conceptions and Evoke […]
  • EMOTIVE at the Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage
    On 15-16 November 2018 EMOTIVE joined over 40 exhibitors in Brussels at the Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage, a key event of 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. The event sought to highlight innovation and bring together innovators from across the cultural […]
  • Recent EMOTIVE fieldwork at the site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey
    As part of the continuing development of the visitor experience at the site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, a combined team of researchers from EMOTIVE, based at the University of York (UK), ATHENA (Greece), and INRIA (France), have traveled together to Turkey this autumn. The goal has been […]
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We publish our newsletter bi-annually to keep you updated on the happenings of the EMOTIVE project and ‘emotive storytelling’ in general.

You can expect insights into our work, updates on our progress and links to many exciting topics related to the project, storytelling and cultural heritage.