Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana June 13, 2017 - June 14, 2017, Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Workshop
This two-day workshop is jointly hosted by CARARE and Europeana at the University of Leiden, Faculty of Archaeology. The theme of the workshop is Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana.

The physical remains of Europe’s rich heritage are all around us. The historic houses we live and work in, the places we go to worship, places we visit to explore tombs, earthworks, architectural ruins or monuments to industries past, the museums we visit, the shape of our landscape and the ground beneath our feet.

Digital technologies are widely used to capture the heritage for conservation and research, for analysis, to support learning and tourism, and for enjoyment.  This workshop will explore how digital content for the archaeological and architectural heritage can be made available to users of Europeana, experiences and best practices, and potential re-uses of the content for education, tourism, and researchers.

Preliminary programme

June 13th 10.30 – 17.00

10:30: Registration


Session 1: Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana

This session will begin with an overview of archaeology and architecture in Europeana and an introduction to CARARE, followed by case studies of experiences in providing content to Europeana

Session 2: Heritage data

This session will focus on the development of approaches to increase the interoperability of heritage data such as the uses of linked data, historic place names and GI, and its accessibility for research and community geo-portals.

June 14th 9.30 – 16.00

Session 3: Technologies: data management and data quality

This session will focus on technologies for metadata aggregation, tools and services, and applying the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).

Session 4: Heritage and users

This session will focus on the uses of archaeology and architecture datasets for education, cultural tourism etc.

The programme will include discussion and practical sessions on making archaeological and architectural datasets available to Europeana’s users.

Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana: round up

16.00: Workshop closes

14 June: 16:00 - 17:30: Annual General Meeting of the CARARE association


The list of speakers includes:

Henk Alkemade is Head of Digital Infrastructure at Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.  Henk advises RCE on the delivery of products and services, business processes, business organisation, information management and IT with a special focus on historic landscapes and archaeology. 

Anthony Corns is Technology Manager at the Discovery Programme in Ireland.  His expertise includes 3D Digital Documentation and Survey for Archaeology, GIS & SDI applications and solutions, Remote Sensing Technologies for archaeology: Aerial Photogrammetry, Lidar, Geophysical Prospection, Multispectral imaging and low cost aerial platforms, Digital archiving and data harmonization, and community creation projects archaeology.

Kate Fernie is Director of 2Culture Associates and an experienced professional in Archaeology, museums, information management, standards and digital projects in the cultural heritage sector.  Kate Fernie is network coordinator for CARARE and has participated in several EU projects which have provided data and services for Europeana.

Dimitris Gavrilis is a Researcher with the Digital Curation Unit (DCU) of Athena Research Centre. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras. Before joining DCU, he was in charge for the development of Digital Library services at the University of Patras Central Library and at Panteion University Central Library, and has worked as an analyst/developer for various projects involving educational software and information systems.

Rimvydas Laužikas is a Professor of digital humanities and the Head of the Department of Museology in the Faculty of Communication of Vilnius University. Rimvydas's research interests cover medieval archaeology, the use of computers in cultural heritage and humanities, information and communication of cultural heritage, museology, history of gastronomy in Lithuania.

Nicole McNeilly is Business Development Coordinator at Europeana. Her role includes leading the Europeana4Education campaign (with policy level, commercial and non-commercial partners) and the creative industries focussed Europeana Challenges. She has also designed an ongoing pilot exploring the potential reuse of Europeana content by makers.

Daniel Pletinckx is Director of Visual Dimension bvba, a SME dealing with ICT based innovation in cultural heritage, education and tourism. Visual Dimension specialises in new, efficient ways for creation of and interaction with 3D digital heritage assets. The company has been active in European projects, including a network of excellence focussing on virtual and digital museums, and 3D-ICONS which provided content to Europeana. 

Alberto Sánchez Vizcaíno is a Professor at the Instituto de Arqueología Ibérica Universidad de Jaén, Spain.  His expertise includes Iberian Archaeology, Ceramics, Archaeometry and scientific analysis techniques.  Alberto Sánchez has participated in several EU projects for the University including CARARE and 3D-ICONS.

Nienke van Schaverbeke is Head of Europeana Collections. A publisher at heart, Nienke heads up Europeana’s Collections (end-user)Team and is responsible for engaging user communities with the collections in Europeana, she has a special interest in opening up cultural heritage for research. Nienke has over 10 years’ experience in the academic publishing and library sector.

Henning Scholz is Partner and Operations Manager and heads up the Data Partner Services Team of Europeana. He is palaeontologist by education and worked for several years as a scientist, curator and project coordinator for the Natural History Museum in Berlin. At Europeana he is operating and developing the Aggregator Forum and the network of data partners, to help and enable cultural heritage institutions to publish in Europeana. 

Franc Zakrajsek is a senior researcher and independent consultant in geographic information systems, GIS portals, GIS web services, digital cultural content, registering cultural heritage and building interoperability frameworks. He is acting as a member of Member's states expert group on digitalization and digital preservation established by the European Commission. Franc Zakrajšek has participated in several EU projects for Slovenia including Athena, DC-Net, Indicate, CARARE and LinkedHeritage, PartagePlus, AthenaPlus and LoCloud. 

Important dates 

15 May 2017 - Call for contributions closes

09 June 2017 - Registration closes

13-14 June 2017 - Workshop

The workshop is free to attend. Register for the workshop on Eventbrite

Membership of the CARARE association is open to individuals, agencies, organisations, research institutions, archives and others with an interest in the archaeological heritage. CARARE membership is per calendar year. All members receive monthly briefings throughout the year, advice, guidance and support in the creation, publication and use of digital data for the archaeological and architectural heritage.

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