Europeana 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

Activities and resources

Research Community Work Plan 2021
Title: Two Sikh men dueling with wooden swords.
Institution: Wellcome Collection
Country: United Kingdom

Research Community Work Plan 2021

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

Title: De astronoom
Creator: Abraham Delfos, after Johannes Vermeer
Date: 1794
Institution: Rijksmuseum
Country: Netherlands
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Funding, resources and a community to bring together digital cultural heritage, academia and research.

Announcing our call for the Europeana Research Community video series
Title: Detail of Planets from BL Harley 2633, f. 37
Creator: Macrobius
Date: 1125 - 1174
Institution: British Library
Country: United Kingdom
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Announcing our call for the Europeana Research Community video series

We are delighted to launch a new initiative for the Europeana Research Community: a call for videos that showcase cutting edge projects and collaborations developed across the research and cultural heritage sectors. Approximately eight proposals submitted by 31 March 2021 can receive financial support of up to €300 each.

Meet the Steering Group

Follow Europeana Research on Twitter

Keep up to date with the latest news and and add your voice to discussions!

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Creator: Peter Binoit
Date: 1618
Institution: Skoklosters slott
Country: Sweden
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Introducing Europeana Research

Introducing Europeana Research

Created: 14 April 2015

The digitisation of Europe's cultural heritage has provided ample opportunity for researchers to accelerate or make substantial changes to their working processes.

The explosion of the digital approaches to this data means that researchers are increasingly asking for more than traditional interfaces to search and browse. Access to entire datasets for download for text and data mining, or access to APIs to build specific tools.

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