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.

26th and 27 May 2021

programme coming soon

ENRICHING PHOTOGRAPHIC HERITAGE FROM BULGARIA

In this event, students of digital humanities from the University of Sofia will work on metadata improvement, by annotating and enriching the beautiful digitized collection of early Bulgarian photography published by NALIS Foundation in Europeana.

June 2021

THE CHANGING FASHIONS OF VILNIUS

In cooperation with high school students we will test tools and approaches for photographic dataset annotations, by looking at historical pictures of Vilnius’ iconic streets and public spaces, where since centuries people have browsed different fashion styles (elitist, artistic, students, etc.)

November 2021

RETRACING FASHION HERITAGE IN ANTWERP

This event will test methodologies to engage students, curators and fashionistas in enriching Wikipedia with entries on manufactures, important personalities, techniques and interesting facts about how the city of Antwerp was shaped by its vivid fashion system before the 80s and 90s, when Antwerp became known as a ‘fashion city’ due to the success of its six main designers.

December 2021

STATUES OF BUDAPEST

We will invite students, photo experts and archivists to test tags to pictures of contemporary city views and historical statues that in many cases have been removed or relocated after 1990. We will use Budapest’s online repository of vintage images, as well as a website dedicated to the many statues in the city.

January 2022

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.

March 2022

USING OPEN GLAMS FOR NEW CREATIONS

Thi 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.

June 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.

December 2022

ICT AT THE SERVICE OF CITIZEN SCIENCE

This will be an online challenge for under- and postgraduate computer science students  in order to implement added-value features to improve crowdsourcing platforms, such as e.g. gamification elements, interlinking with automatic outputs extracted via a machine learning algorithm, etc.