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Research Community

Who we are

We are a community of professionals interested in cultural heritage, both as a subject and a source for research. We believe that digital collections and digital tools are a means to foster innovation and we advocate for the principles of Open Science, mostly in the Humanities sector. Our community members work at cultural or research institutions, universities and infrastructures, ministries and local governments, or the private sector.   

What we do

The Europeana Research Community supports its members to gain insights into researchers’ needs and to meet them where they concern the use of digital cultural heritage. We share knowledge and experiences, promote digital literacy and explore the potential of Citizen Science. We participate in international projects. We commit to take actions that can have an impact on policy and connect the cultural heritage and research sectors.

Why join?

  • Benefit from our community channels to keep informed, build up your professional network and promote your activities

  • Raise your international profile by connecting with peers at Europeana events or in relevant research contexts 

  • Build collaborations and partnerships in the form of projects, task forces and working groups

Research Community Work Plan 2020

The Europeana Research Community is one of the Europeana Network Association's six specialist communities. Explore their work plan for 2020.

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Research Requirements Task Force

This Task Force payed particular attention to the most used applied technologies for data acquisition and management, visualisation and analysis in research.

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Meet the Steering Group

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Latest News

Exploring cultural heritage through oral history

Title: Interviewer Ersi Malagiorgi and Stavros Zerbinos, survivor of the Dracia massacre © Memories of the Occupation of Greece

Date: 2017-03-31

Institution: Institution Freie Universität Berlin

Exploring cultural heritage through oral history

Created: 23 April 2020

Oral testimonies can be an important way to understand historical events. They have been the focus of the research project, ‘Memories of Occupation in Greece’, which brought together a number of oral testimonies into a digital collection. In this post, Agiatis Benardou interviews historian Anna-Maria Droumbouki about the project. 

Crowdsourcing with Artists4All at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History

Crowdsourcing with Artists4All at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History

Created: 30 March 2020

Thanks to crowdsourcing, researchers, experts and cultural heritage professionals from across the globe can now add to RKDartists&, one of the largest art databases in the world. In this post, Edda Japing, Digitisation Process Coordinator at the RKD, tells us about the Artists4All app which makes this possible, and how crowdsourcing can be an important element in research.