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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

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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Title: Stilleben med blommor och frukter. Oljemålning på koppar.

Creator: Peter Binoit

Date: 1618

Institution: Skoklosters slott

Country: Sweden

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Upcoming events

1st International Online Conference on Digital Transformation in Culture and Education

Title: DTCE2021

14 — 16 April 2021
Online

1st International Online Conference on Digital Transformation in Culture and Education

This Conference provides an excellent forum for digital librarians, researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest advancement and problems as well as future directions and trends in digital transformation in today’s ubiquitous virtual environment challenged by pandemic “new normal”.

Latest News

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.

Innovation through GLAM Labs

Created: 14 February 2020

Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar, as well as one of Europeana 2019’s Unsung Heroes for her work with the Europeana Research Community. In this post, she discusses the concept of a GLAM lab and her contribution to Open a GLAM Lab, a book for everyone interested in experimentation with digital collections.

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