associate researchers

CitizenHeritage embraces the participatory approach also regarding the research to be conducted in the project.

Beyond the project’s partners, associate researchers, students and observers from outside the consortium are very welcome and encouraged to join the project, participate in the events, provide comments and feedback on the project’s methodology and outcomes.

Dr Rossitza Atanassova is a Digital Curator at the British Library, United Kingdom. She is interested in the creation and enrichment of digitised collections and the innovative use of digital culture heritage.

Rossitza oversees the Library’s internal digitisation approvals process and supports research and innovation with the Library’s digital collections. She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and is the Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded project Legacies of Catalogue Descriptions and Curatorial Voice: Opportunities for Digital Scholarship.

Rossitza has contributed to two European Commission funded projects, SUCCEED (2013-14) and Europeana Newspapers (2012-15) and has represented the Library on the European Commission Member States Experts Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, and on the Executive Board of the IMPACT Centre of Competence.

She has research background in Classics and several years of experience as rare books librarian working with the Library’s 19th-century British printed collections.

Kalliopi Kotsaga is Professional MA Archaeologist and Cultural Heritage Management Specialist. Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Crete, with a BA (summa cum laude) in Archaeology and History of Art. Gained a MA in Archaeology from the University of Leiden, with specializations in “Heritage Management in a World Context” and “Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology”. Employed as a Field Archaeologist at various excavations in Crete, Macedonia and Central and Western Greece, by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Her research interest lies within the values and methods of public archaeology and the participation of various stakeholders in the process of Cultural Heritage Management. In addition, she studies digital social media as communicators regarding participation and knowledge of cultural heritage.

Her contribution to the project is associated with the participation in the Citizen Heritage workshops, in crowdsourcing actions as well as providing feedback of the project’s methodology and outcomes.