Topic: science & letters

TNC2013, TERENA Networking Conference

The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference – over 500 participants including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry … Continue reading


EC-funded AfricaConnect project launches UbuntuNet

The initiative is being financed under the AfricaConnect project, which is co-funded by the European Commission and beneficiary countries. The network will dramatically accelerate the development of the Information Society in Africa, providing advanced data communications infrastructure and enabling African researchers to collaborate more easily in advanced international research projects. Continue reading


Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. In the cultural sector, it can be of particular relevance in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, city planning, for applications in tourism, education, social innovation Continue reading


The 4th Euro-Mediterranean conference on Digital Cultural Heritage

Extract from the article by Steve Brewer, EGI, available on EGI’s blog. EGI, European Grid Infrastructure, was one of the protagonists of this valuable event that collected experts from the digital cultural heritage field, researchers, scientist and technicians. The common goal is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, preservation, conservation, massive digitalisation and visualization/presentation of the Cultural Heritage content (archeological sites, artifacts, monuments, libraries, archives, museums, etc) Continue reading


EuroMed 2012 proceedings and conclusions available

The International Conference on Cultural Heritage. EUROMED 2012 has been organized by the Cyprus University of Technology, under the patronage of UNESCO, the Auspices of the CY-Presidency of the EU Council and in cooperation with the European Commission, the ESF/COST Programme, the Europeana, the CY Ministry of Education and Culture and the Department of Antiquities. Continue reading


Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research

NINMACH 2013, 1st International Conference on Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research Sept. 9-12, 2013 Held under the Auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany In the recent … Continue reading


SASS Conference 2013, including a track about Digital Humanities

SASS – Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study SASS is an association of scholars and others interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of … Continue reading


How EGI is supporting digital cultural heritage

EGI brings together a platform of computing resources from centres across Europe. Many of these have experience in providing services for the DCH research community. EGI is now building on this heritage as a partner in the DCH-RP project and participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Cyprus. Continue reading


MEMORIA/FUTURO, a project about innovation for cultural heritage

The project is organized as a set of coordinated events and traveling exhibitions, to present the commitment of Italian community of science and technology in the field of preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage. This initiative was developed within the framework of activities for the implementation of the Agenda of the European Research, in the JPI “Cultural Heritage”, and it features a fruitful collaboration between the research/education ministry MIUR and culture ministry MIBAC. Continue reading


Visualizing data as if under a microscope

Artist by trade, Francesca Samsel, uses the highest resolution visualization system in the world, at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), US, to showcase scientific data in a highly accessible, but accurate way. “Art gives you an inroad to a larger understanding,” says Samsel . Continue reading