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Portrait of Sofie Taes

Sofie Taes

Vice-Chair - Management Board
MC Term: January 2022 - December 2024
Research Assistant / Curator / Comms officer Catholic University of Leuven Belgium, BE

Sofie Taes, a KU Leuven graduate in Musicology (2004) and Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2005), has been working for over a decade at the Department of Cultural Studies (CS Digital) of the same university, mostly in international projects in the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage sector. In September 2022, she became the Innovation (IOF) Manager for DigitGLAM, a brand new research valorisation consortium at KU Leuven at the intersection of humanities and innovative technologies. Since January 2022, Sofie is the vice-chair of the Europeana Network Association Management Board. In that role, she is also a member of the Sub-group of the Expert Group of the European Commission dedicated to the Data Space for Cultural Heritage (CEDCHE). Sofie also works as a freelance author and journalist specializing in early music, a.o. for the newspaper De Standaard.

News posts

  • Professionals in Focus: Sofie Taes
    Collecting stories and images from Cypriotic communities for WeAre#EuropeForCulture, Limassol
    Cyprus University of Technology
    News Created: 21 March 2022 Sofie Taes Georgia Evans

    Professionals in Focus: Sofie Taes

    In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to Europeana Network Association Members Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Sofie Taes tells us about her musical background, the joys and challenges of juggling projects and her aim to ‘curate and care’ with Europeana’s collections. 

  • PAGODE - Europeana China: landmarks and legacy
    Journey through China
    United Archives / Carl Simon
    United Archives / Carl Simon
    News Created: 30 September 2021 Sofie Taes Valentina Bachi

    PAGODE - Europeana China: landmarks and legacy

    The PAGODE project aimed to increase engagement with the Chinese heritage collections preserved in Europe, and established a dedicated section in the Europeana website to share this rich content. We look back over the last 18 months of the completed project.

  • Creating podcasts and vlogs with audiovisual cultural heritage
    Luca Missoni filmed by Giorgio Bosisio during the EFHA-interview in the Missoni archive. In Copyright.
    March 2021
    News Created: 12 July 2021 Sofie Taes

    Creating podcasts and vlogs with audiovisual cultural heritage

    With vlogs and podcasts created in the scope of Europeana XX - Century of Change, new and innovative editorial formats enter the Europeana stage. Sofie Taes shares the team’s learnings and experiences creating these formats and how they communicate around about digital cultural heritage.