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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

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Abraham Delfos, after Johannes Vermeer


Funding, resources and a community to bring together digital cultural heritage, academia and research.

Community video series

Research Community video series: Odeuropa
How to smell a painting

Research Community video series: Odeuropa

This video - supported by the Europeana Research Community - explores Odeuropa, a European initiative which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate the importance of scents and smelling in cultural heritage. 

Meet the Steering Group

Latest News

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.

Upcoming events

DARIAH Annual Event 2024
18 — 21 June 2024
08:30 — 15:30 NOVA FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, at Avenida de Berna campus of NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal

DARIAH Annual Event 2024

DARIAH's annual event 'Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts and Humanities' will support encounter and exchange between DARIAH researchers and the wider cultural heritage sector.