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Information for prospective applicants

The summer school is part of the Transnational Access (TNA) activities of the ARIADNE project, and it is organized by the Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre in Athens, Greece, in collaboration with the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto and the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business.  Prospective applicants should consult the ARIADNE TNA call for applications 2016, where they may also find the description of other summer schools and individual visit activities organized by partners of the project in summer 2016.

The 2016 Athens summer school consists of two modules: a training workshop (from Sunday, 12 to Thursday, 16 June) and and expert forum (from Thursday, 16 to Friday, 17 June). Further information on these modules is available in the programme page. Applicants are required to indicate, in their application form, if they wish to attend the first module, the second module, or both. Places are limited, so early application is advised.

According to the terms stated in the ARIADNE TNA call for applications 2016, bursaries are available for applicants attached to an institution in EU Member States and Associated States with the exclusion of the country where the summer school is hosted. This means that applicants attached to institutions in Greece are not eligible for a bursary. Summer school organizers will offer a waiver of the tuition fee to accepted Greek applicants.

Clarifications on the 2016 Athens summer school

This page provides clarifications on the application process for those willing to enroll in the summer school on the Digital curation or archaeological knowledge and, optionally, to be considered for one of the bursaries covering accommodation and meal costs. The  summer school focuses on sharing prior research experience or participants, and building interdisciplinary knowledge on the digital curation of digital knowledge derived from the the curation of legacy data and resources, drawing from the fields of digital archaeology, management of cultural resources, information science, computer science, museum and cultural heritage studies Therefore, to aid the informed and equitable evaluation of their candidacy, prospective applicants should might wish to take into account the following suggestions as the fill the application form:

1. In the Short bio, applicants would be advised to summarize academic qualifications and research experience as specifically as possible. “Archaeological research” may be interpreted broadly to include, beyond inquiry on substantive archaeological questions proper, the experience and interests of participants in digital archaeological resource management or cultural heritage information research, from a broader range of disciplines, including archaeological science, computer science, informatics, information science, archival science, science and technology studies (STS), material culture studies, museum studies, and social anthropology. In the supplementary information, applicants may wish to submit a structured Curriculum Vitae.

2. Project title, Project objectives and Description of the planned work, and References are intended to provide information on the research project with which applicants are primarily engaged as part of their current work, and from which they will be expected to draw in their contribution to the summer school.

3. Personal statement: expected achievements and impact should outline the reasons why applicants are interested in this summer school, what they wish to gain from it, and how they expect to contribute to it through sharing experience primarily from their own research project, as well as from other relevant research experiences, case studies, questions, and approaches.

4. Dissemination should cover how applicants plan to bring lessons learned in the summer school to the attention of members of their project team, their academic department or organization, or the research community at large. This may take the form of, e.g., an informal talk, a brief report sent to a newsletter, a blog post, or a publication that will leverage what they expect to learn though participation in the summer school.

5. In Main scientific field of the project, applicants should list their particular field of research, e.g., “Lithic technologies”, “Augustan iconography”, or “Archaeological gazeteers”. In Specific discipline they should list their primary disciplinary affiliation, e.g., “Classical archaeology”, “Archival science” or “Museum studies”.


NB: These clarifications are offered as informal guidelines to prospective applicants to the summer school on Emerging digital practices in archaeological research. The official rules regarding all Transnational Networking Actions are listed in the ARIADNE TNA call for applications 2016 document.

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