The summer school will be taught by a cross-disciplinary faculty from the Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre, as well as invited faculty from other institutions. It is planned and co-ordinated by an Organizing Committee.
Summer school director
Costis Dallas, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto & Research Fellow, Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre
Costis Dallas has worked since the 1980’s on the inception of digital technologies in the field of cultural heritage and museums. After undergraduate studies in the University of his native Ioannina, and postgraduate and doctoral studies in Classical archaeology in the University of Oxford, he founded the documentation and information system department of the Benaki Museum, served as general director of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, and as Special Secretary for Historical Archives, Libraries and Instructional Media of the Greek Ministry of Education. From 2012 to 2015 he served as director of the Museum Studies programme of the Faculty of Information (iSchool) of the University of Toronto, where he holds the position of associate professor. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University, Athens. In addition, he is a founding Research Fellow of the Digital Curation Unit, “Athena” Research Centre, currently acting as co-principal investigator of European research projects such as ARIADNE, LoCloud and Europeana Cloud.
Costis’ current research interests lie in the field of curation theory, in particular as it concerns cultural heritage knowledge and public communication practices, including but not limited to digital curation. In particular, he explores the import of scholarly, curatorial and interpretive traditions drawn from the field of archaeology, museums and material culture studies on emerging perspectives to long-term digital curation, aiming to ensure future “epistemic adequacy” of knowledge artefacts such as primary cultural heritage data, epistemic objects and argumentation artefacts in the human sciences. In the last years, he is involved with research on knowledge practices in the field of cultural heritage and the humanities, and especially with the impact of digital technologies on scholarly research work from the point of view of activity theory and practice studies. He serves as the chair of the DARIAH WG on Digital Methods and Practices Observatory (DiMPO) and of the ARIADNE SIG on Archaeological Research Practices and Methods.
Training workshop faculty
Panos Constantopoulos, Professor, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business & Director, Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre
Panos Constantopoulos is Professor in the Department of Informatics and Dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also affiliated with the “Athena” Research Centre where he heads the Digital Curation Unit. He has previously been Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete (1986-2003). From 1992 to 2003 he was head of the Information Systems Laboratory and the Centre for Cultural Informatics at the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1978), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1979) and a Doctor of Science in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983).
His scientific interests include: digital curation and preservation, knowledge representation and conceptual modeling, ontology engineering, semantic information access, decision support and knowledge management systems, cultural informatics and digital libraries.
Gary Lock, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Professor Gary Lock is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. His main research interests lie in the area of computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology, especially Geographical Information Systems, their application and theoretical aspects, modelling visibility and movement. He is also interested in landscape archaeology and British later prehistory, in particular hillforts, their landscapes and meaning. His current activities involve various collaborative research projects such as The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland, Marcham post-excavation and publication, the Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari excavations.
Christos Papatheodorou, Professor and Chair, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University & Research Fellow, Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre
Christos Papatheodorou is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. He teaches Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Metadata and Knowledge Organization Systems. His research interests include evaluation of digital libraries, metadata interoperability, digital curation, e-records management and personalisation. He is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) and a fellow researcher in the Digital Curation Unit , Institute for the Management of Information Systems, “Athena” Research Centre, Athens, Greece. He has participated as evaluator and researcher in several international R&D projects, and as chair or programme committee member in international conferences.
Paul Reilly, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton
Dr Paul Reilly has published widely in archaeological computing, particularly in the field of visualisation and virtual archaeology. He has also worked and consulted extensively in the IT and Communications Industry. A former chair and life member of the international CAA organisation, his primary research interests today revolve around the relationship between archaeology in the field and its digital embodiment. In particular, how and where these digital embodiments are created, manipulated, transformed, presented, and interpreted, and the philosophical and social impacts of digital technology on our understanding of the nature of archaeology and how that knowledge is represented in the digital. His most recent works explore the possibilities and implications of additive manufacturing to virtual archaeological theory and practice.
Seamus Ross, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Since January 2009, Seamus Ross has been Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, also known as U of T’s iSchool. Before joining Toronto, he was Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation and Founding Director of HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute) at the University of Glasgow (1997-2009). Dr. Ross served as Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre in the U.K. (2004-2009) and was Principal Director of ERPANET (2001-2004) and DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) (2006-2009). He was a co-principal investigator on such projects as the DELOS Digital Libraries Network of Excellence (2004-2007), Planets (2006-2010), and Digicult Forum (2002-2004). Dr. Ross was Assistant Secretary (Information Technology) at the British Academy in London (1990-1997). He contributes to the work of professional associations and advisory boards such as the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI).
Dr. Ross’s scholarly research has focused on digital humanities, digital preservation, digitization, digital repositories, emulation, digital archaeology, semantic extraction and genre classification, and cultural heritage informatics. See for instance his co-authored studies of “Digital Archaeology” and forensic storage formats, his examination of digital preservation and archival science, and his introduction to digital preservation, Changing Trains at Wigan. He also promotes broadening access to scholarship and was instrumental in the creation of the Digiman Series by DigitalPreservationEurope (e.g., 2009 video Digital Preservation and Nuclear Disaster: An Animation).
Summer school attendees
Erika Cappelletto, Institute of Classical Archaeology, Heidelberg University
Birgit Konnemann, Institute for Art History and European Archaeology, Martin Luther University at Halle-Wittenberg
Martin Duffy, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
Giovanni Fuso, Department of Archaeology, University of Salento
Isto Huvila, Department of Archival, Library and Museum Studies, Abo Akademi University
Laura Stelson, Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Bonn
Ingrida Vosyliute, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University
Expert forum participants
Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
Ion Androutsopoulos, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business
Alexandra Angeletaki, University Library, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Agiatis Benardou, Digital Curation Unit, IMIS – Athena Research Centre
Robin Boast, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Angeliki Chrysanthi, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton
Panos Constantopoulos, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business & Digital Curation Unit, IMIS – Athena Research Centre
Costis Dallas, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto & Digital Curation Unit, IMIS – Athena Research Centre
Ann Degraeve, Department of Archaeology, Heritage Direction of the Brussels Capital Region
Guntram Geser, Information Society Research Department, Salzburg Research
César González-Pérez, CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Spanish National Research Council), Institute of Heritage Sciences
Jeremy Huggett, University of Glasgow
Gary Lock, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Colleen Morgan, Department of Archaeology, University of York
George Papaioannou, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business
Paul Reilly, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton
Patricia Martin-Rodilla, CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Spanish National Research Council), Institute of Heritage Sciences
Seamus Ross, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Thanos Sideris, Director of the Halka Bunar excavation – Scientific consultant to Thrace Foundation & FHW
Despoina Tsiafaki, Cultural and Educational Technology Institute, Athena Research Centre
Niels-Oliver Walkowski, DARIAH-DE – Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities;
Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven – University of Leuven
Agiatis Benardou, Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre
Panos Constantopoulos, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business & Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre
Costis Dallas, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto & Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre
Dimitris Gavrilis, Digital Curation Unit, IMIS-Athena Research Centre