Citizen Science workshops

CitizenHeritage will organize 8 events, 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.

More details about each event coming soon.

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.

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.

In 2022

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.

In 2022

REDISCOVERING DRESSING CODES

In this event we will test how to engage Cultural Heritage professionals and students in crowdsourcing campaigns. We will launch a campaign to enrich the metadata of Greek and Balkan costume collections online national repository. In so doing, we will enrich the collections and improve their discoverability, but also engage a wider audience with this heritage.

In 2023 in Rotterdam

USING OPEN GLAMS FOR NEW CREATIONS

This event will test how to engage creative industries professionals and students in the creation of new products and services using Open GLAM collections. Rotterdam is a vibrant creative city with many Cultural Heritage Institutions emerging in the fashion, food, architecture and design industries. The process of reuse in the creations will be documented to inform GLAMs involved in Open Data publication.

In 2023 in Leuven

REDRAWING THE MAP

This event is about Leuven and its student community. We will invite students, academics and local experts to reconstruct the (hi)stories of Leuven’s recent past by means of images in cooperation with collaborators of the City Archive. This event will especially test expert and non-expert collaborations.