CitizenHeritage is organizing a series of workshops, to act as field test for the participatory approaches and methodologies in Citizen Science. Due to the evolution of the covid-19 crisis, some of the events may be in virtual form.
Presentations and results are provided for each event.
More details about upcoming events will be published as available.
26-27 May 2021
HISTORY IN PICTURES FROM BULGARIA
In this event, students of digital humanities from the University of Sofia worked on metadata improvement, by annotating and enriching the beautiful digitized collection of early Bulgarian photography published by NALIS Foundation in Europeana. Result of the action is over 5.000 new metadata added to nearly 700 heritage photographs.
15 October 2021
FACTS AND FICTION: HUNGARY IN BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
In this event, students of digital humanities and film history at Media and Communication department of Pázmány Péter Catholic University worked on metadata improvement, by annotating the collections of OSZK the National Széchényi Library that are published in Europeana, comprising early photography and film stills. The result is over 500 new tags added to over 100 heritage photographs.
27 November 2021
PATTERN-A-THON AT MOMU IN ANTWERP
The event, organized in collaboration with MoMU, the fashion museum in Antwerp, piloted a new type of Edit-a-thon based on MoMu’s rich Study Collection, available for direct consultation in MoMu’s Library, engaging students, designers and researchers in enriching Wikipedia through creating patterns of fashion objects.
ICT AT THE SERVICE OF CITIZEN SCIENCE
This was an online challenge for under- and postgraduate computer science students at the National Technical University of Athens, with the aim of implementing added-value features to improve crowdsourcing platforms, such as e.g. gamification elements, interlinking with automatic outputs extracted via a machine learning algorithm, etc.
28 June 2022
COLLECTION DAY FOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS IN PISA
On the occation of the first CitizenHeritage Multiplier Event held in Pisa, a digitization and collection desk was organized, inviting participants to share heritage photos from their family albums, which were digitized on the spot by a professional photographer, and then aggregated by Photoconsortium and published in Europeana, the European digital library. An evaluation survey was submitted to the participats to understand their thoughts about sharing personal heritage in the context of an open science approach. Result is ca. 100 heritage photographs collected from participants, digitized and published in Europeana.
8 November 2022
CITIZEN SCIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
This workshop, organized on the occasion of the Euromed conference 2022 in Cyprus, allowed participants to expand knowledge about concepts and enabling tools for citizen engagement with cultural heritage resources and research. It engaged cultural heritage professionals, digital humanities researchers, higher and secondary education sector, citizens, culture lovers and other interested users with presentations and an interactive session
17 March 2023
ENRICHING TEXTILE HERITAGE
In this event, organised in collaboration with the Italian Wikimedia Chapter and the Crafted project, we engaged the students of the Department of Design of the University of Florence in adding new voices in Wikipedia about textile heritage, using the collections and the expertise of the Museo del Tessuto di Prato. This edit-a-thon contributed more than 30 new voices about textile heritage on Wikimedia.
19 May 2023
FAIR PRINCIPLES FOR CITIZEN SCIENCE
In this workshop, coordinated by KU Leuven, we will introduce participants in the FAIR principles for Citizen Science and the elements that need to be in place to make sure citizen contributions are integrated according to scientific best practices as well as ethical standards. The workshop will focus on sharing experiences and a discussion about what are realistically achievable approaches to improve crowdsourcing activities in the heritage sector in this regard. How and when can citizens intervene contributively in the heritage guardianship process? How can these contributions be recognized and valorised? Participants will work together in groups on specific themes such as recognition, authorship, co-curation.
24 May 2023
FOOD AND CULTURE
‘Flavors of the Globe: A Cultural Exploration Through Food’
Food is much more than a simple source of nutrition; it is a potent symbol of culture, identity, and tradition. From the vibrant spices of India to the exquisite artistry of Japanese cuisine, food is a gateway to understanding a society’s values, customs, and history. During this workshop, researchers were able to assist college students in exploring the rich diversity of food cultures around the world and, through the use of surveys, determining how participants view food in relation to culture.
The event took place at the Erasmus Food Lab, an organization aiming to promote and raise awareness about sustainable and healthy food. It is an experimental playground for research, teaching and marketing related to plant-based foods.