Topic: science & letters

APA Conference – Launch of the Centre of Excellence

The 2014 APA conference launches the APA Centre of Excellence (CoE). The conference is organised around examples from members showing how they have tackled and overcome their preservation problems. The examples are further grouped around the integrated view of digital preservation which APARSEN has brought together. Continue reading


Italy is culture: cultural institutes for economic development

On 25-26 September, in Turin, at Einaudi Campus it will be held the national conference “Italy is Culture” organised by AICI (Association of Italian Cultural Institutions). The conference aims to give a strong signal about the potential of Italian culture and cultural institutions, which are undergoing a positive process of transformation and renewal: Italian culture has a strong vocation to social and technological innovation, to communicational experimentation, to internationalisation. Continue reading


Open & Hybrid Publishing pilot @ Transactions event

Joanna Zylinska from Goldsmiths, University of London and Jonathan Shaw from Coventry University were invited speakers at the ‘All About Imaging: Transactions’ symposium, organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, London, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society, on 22-23.05.2014. Continue reading


Europeana Photography @ Digital Humanities Congress

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield University to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, Europeana Photography is a very concrete example of the use of technologies to enhance cultural heritage. Continue reading


A strategy for cultural heritage in the new digital age.

A panel workshop to disseminate the latest achievements and to foster collaboration in the digital cultural heritage sector is organized by Promoter Srl in the framework of the important congress Euromed 2014. EU projects, organizations and professional operating in this field are invited to participate in the discussion. Continue reading


Collective Amnesia at Fundació Joan Miró

An international symposium and a workshop about the forgotten shanty towns on Montjuïc opened a space of discussion on the subject of memorials from the perspective of art and contemporary thought. With Collective Amnesia, it was explored the backside of a key concept of historiography in the last decades, namely “collective memory”, as formulated by Maurice Halbwachs. Continue reading


IDE launches Review Journal for Digital Editions

Despite these facts, digital editions are often neglected by the established review institutions. This neglect has a number of consequences: digital editions are somewhat outside the established peer-control process; digital editors in spe cannot rely on criticisms that projects similar to their… Continue reading


Before the MP3 by Hacking the Macchina Ridotta

On 20 June 2014, at Pisa’s Museum of Computational Tools, a theme musical evening was held starting from 20.30. The event, entitled Before the MP3, was organised in the framework of HMR (Hacking the “Macchina Ridotta”). The selected songs, taken from the Gap Record Store collection and played with the vintage equipment of Navistor Club, made us relive the soundtrack of that extraordinary period: electronics, protagonist of the calculator world, moved its first steps as musical instrument too and Pisa led, at CNUCE, with Master Grossi. Continue reading


6th European Innovation Summit

The 6th European Innovation Summit program will feature conference sessions on important “horizontal” aspects of innovation, such as: Framework conditions for innovation, TTIP, Horizon 2020, Regions as powerhouses of innovation, from research and innovation to economic value, the younger generations innovation summit, new EP Committee Chairs. Continue reading


V CMA4CH Mediterraneum Meeting

CMA4CH aims to favour the meeting between researchers, experts, connoisseurs and competents on chemometry applied to Environment (environmetrics) and Cultural Heritage (CMA4CH). The biennial event was launched in 2006 and from 2010 it was established an inexpensive course “Multivariate Analysis for Novices” to be held in 3 days parallel to CMA4CH. Continue reading