The ARIADNE Expert Forum “The future of archaeological knowledge curation 2021-2026” on 16-17 June 2016 in Athens, Greece is organized by the Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre. It is co-organized with the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto and the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business as part of the activities of ARIADNE – Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe.
The Expert Forum aims to unite an international community of researchers in a constructive debate on the use of digital technology to ensure the future value of pre-existing archaeological knowledge through further curation, access and reuse. In tandem with organized archaeological databases, corpora and repositories it will reflect on the future of past excavation data and archives, commercial archaeology reports, archaeological museum collections, corpora and gazetteers, historical and ethnographic testimonies, grey literature, and visualizations of archaeological entities. It will seek to synthesize the experiences, know-how and insights of participants on how to address the growing curation crisis in archaeology in an increasingly pervasive networked digital environment, and on the challenges faced and opportunities offered by digital infrastructures in the next 5-10 years. The viewpoints invited are multi-disciplinary and diverse, ranging from academic researchers to practitioners, and from archaeologists to specialists in information, archival science, computer science, and science and technology studies. ARIADNE is looking for informed and thoughtful contributions to an interactive process, rather than for a pre-prepared formal talk or conference paper.
This Expert Forum is an initiative of the ARIADNE Special Interest Group on Archaeological Research Methods and Practices, and seeks to take forward the work of a highly successful Expert Forum on Digital Futures of Archaeological Practice 2020-2025 organized in 2015. It is part of a Summer School on the Digital curation of archaeological knowledge: New approaches to digital research, information management and communication in archaeology, planned to take place in Athens between 12–17 June 2016 in Athens, Greece, as an ARIADNE (WP8 – Data and Dataset Design) Trans-National Access (TNA) activity. The Summer School is structured in two parts: a Workshop from 12-16 June, and the Expert Forum on 16-17 June.
A limited number of bursaries, covering the cost of participation, travel and accommodation to a maximum of 1000 Euros, are available to prospective participants who are employed by or are registered as students in an institution located in one of the EU Member States and Associated States. All levels of applicants, from experienced scholars to graduate students, will be considered. Applicants should specify if they wish to attend the Workshop, the Expert Forum, or both. A selection panel will be evaluating bursary applications on a rolling basis until 5 June 2016.
You will find the draft programme and further details on the Expert Forum and Summer School at http://summerschool.dcu.gr
Information on the selection process, eligibility criteria, priorities and application forms can be found on the ARIADNE website, http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/Transnational-Access/How-to-apply Finally, information on the ARIADNE infrastructure is available at http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu , and on the Digital Curation Unit at http://www.dcu.gr