This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 632694
On 27 – 29 April 2015 ICARUS – the International Centre for Archival Research – will organize an international conference examining and reviewing the archival landscape of the 21st century. Aspects such as international cooperation between archival and related commemorative institutions as well as the bridging of the professional archival area with their user community have proven to be central issues in order for the archival community as such to be able to explore a successful and sustainable path into the Digital Age.
The conference is being made possible as a final result of the activities and efforts that have been successfully accomplished within the EU-funded ENArC-project – the European Network on Archival Cooperation. The conference hence will review the knowledge and experience gained as a result of the ENArC-project and furthermore explore corresponding topics of education in the Digital Age (using platforms like Monasterium), crowd-sourcing, harvesting of private archival material and its implication on perceiving and experiencing history, the benefits of Public Private Partnerships, digital genealogical research and cadastral maps as well as the technological development and user-side of such platforms as Monasterium and Matricula.
Prof. Milena Dobreva, from the University of Malta, will present CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project during the session called “Let the crowd work!”. This session will examine the benefits of crowd sourcing in the archival world and collect and discuss experiences form various experts. Milena will discuss about “Bridging the Gap: from Crowdsourcing to Citizen Science in Archives” (the presentation is published below). See the programme of the session here.
More information about the Conference are available here.
VENUE: Brevnov monastery - Markétská 1/28 - 169 00 Praha-Praha 6
DATE: 27-29 April 2015
Milena presentation: Bridging the Gap: from Crowdsourcing to Citizen Science in Archives