When large parts of Europe went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events had to start to work very differently. In this post, Europeana Foundation Events Manager, Gina van der Linden, reflects on this shift from physical to digital events, and shares her learnings from the past few months.
The 8-9 November 2019 will see the sixth European Fashion Heritage Association (EFHA) International Conference take place in London. This year’s theme is Fashion and the Politics of Heritage, and this guest post from the EFHA team takes a look at some of the topics under discussion.
This is the second part of our reporting on the recent events for all things Wikimedia – the annual Wikimania conference, held this year in Stockholm – where Europeana held several associated events. Following the main conference, Europeana convened the inaugural meeting of National Libraries (and equivalent consortium organisations) who are currently working directly with Wikidata and its underlying software Wikibase. This event was organised by our Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt and hosted by our partners the National Library of Sweden. Liam updates us here on the meeting content.
Every year during the Northern summer holidays, approximately 1,000 members of the Wikimedia community – the worldwide group of volunteers and professionals behind projects including Wikipedia and Wikidata – gather for their annual event: Wikimania. This year’s event, hosted in Stockholm, had as its theme the relationship of open-access information to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event's program was chaired for the second year running by Europeana’s own Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt, in a voluntary capacity. Today he fills us in on this year’s gathering.
Earlier this week we announced that the 2019 Europeana conference will take place at the National Library of Portugal, Lisbon on 26-29 November 2019. You can win a free ticket by helping us decide a new name for this world-class event experience.