Cultural Heritage in Digital Age
Wednesday, 21st April 2021
The main purpose of the webinar is to get unique insights from decision makers and various practitioners
representing European networks, Cultural Heritage Institutions, research institutes and research centres
about the value of collaboration to provide efficient digital solutions to the real needs of accessing,
protecting and preserving cultural heritage. The event represents also an opportunity to highlight
European funded research projects or other relevant initiatives on the digitisation of Europe’s cultural
heritage, and to debate on further actions that could be undertaken in the future.
The online event will be divided into two sessions. The first one will focus on the policy level, discussing
miscellaneous opportunities to foster the involvement of researchers and other relevant stakeholders in
the process of digitisation of European cultural heritage. A particular emphasis will be placed on current
instruments, developed under Horizon Europe, Creative Europe or Digital Europe programme, and their
potential to set up accessible digital cultural heritage datasets. The second session will provide a practical
insight into the activities undertaken by various actors in the field of cultural heritage’s digitisation,
highlighting the most important experiences and good practices to share.
The webinar, which will take place in English, is opened to everyone interested in the process of
digitisation of European cultural heritage!
9.15 – 9.25 Welcoming words – Tomasz Poprawka (Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels), Agnieszka Bolecka (Polish Institute in Brussels)
9.25 – 9.30 Preserving traces of heritage: a brief reflection on European literature – Dorota Walczak-Delanois (Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB)
9.30 – 10.00 Opportunities and challenges for digitisation of cultural heritage – Mariusz Dzięglewski (InLAB Research and Innovation Centre, Pedagogical University of Cracow), Marita Kayamanidou (European Commission (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, RTD E.4 Fair Societies and Cultural Heritage), Maciej Hofman (European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, EAC D.1 Culture Policy), Tomasz Parkoła (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities DARIAH, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
10.00 – 10.15 Q&A
10.15 – 10.45 Digitisation of culture in practice – Justyna Kramarczyk (Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels), Maciej Eder (Institute of Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Sonia Wronkowska (National Library of Poland), Mike Kestemont (Antwerp Centre for Digital Humanities and Literary Criticism)
10.45 – 11.05 Q&A
11.05 – 11.15 Closing remarks