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Values across Space and Time

Project description

Telling the story of values

From human dignity to freedom and from equality to human rights, these values form the basis of the EU. The EU-funded VAST project will study European values across space and time. Using advanced modelling methods and techniques as well as digital tools, VAST will review how values have been expressed. It will study values in ancient Greek tragedies and how they are appropriated by today’s theatrical plays and audiences. It will also study values in works of 17th century natural philosophy and how they are received by experts and visitors to science museums. VAST will create a collaborative platform to assist scholars, researchers, artists and educators to curate, reuse and repurpose such material. By providing a storytelling application, the project will allow users to create their own stories and remix the content.

Objective

The discussion on values is now as pertinent as ever. The vision of VAST is to bring (moral) values to the forefront in the field of advanced digitisation. VAST seeks to study European values across space and time and to exploit the digitised tangible and intangible cultural assets associated with values, in order to support and empower cultural heritage institutions and practitioners, promoting this way Europe’s cultural heritage. Emphasis will be placed in those values considered fundamental for European Union and a unifying axis for all member states, forming sustainable communities and enabling citizens to live well together, such as freedom, democracy, equality, tolerance, dialogue, human dignity, and the rule of law. By providing advanced modelling, methods, techniques and digital tools, VAST will study how the meaning of specific values has been expressed through different narratives and user experiences. We aim to track these values in different mediums across space and time. We will study (1) values in ancient Greek tragedies and how they are appropriated by contemporary theatrical plays and audiences, (2) values in works of seventeenth-century natural philosophy and how they are received by experts in science museums and museum visitors and (3) values in folktales across countries and time periods, through a cross cultural perspective and how these values are received by storytelling experts in fairytale museums and museum visitors. VAST will create a collaborative platform to assist scholars, researchers, artists, museums and educators to curate, re-use and re-purpose this material, re-visiting moral values in the context of modern society. We will combine a storytelling platform with crowdsourcing, by providing a storytelling application that will allow the users to create their own stories and remix the content together with pre-selected tags of values, supporting the continuous consolidation of assets.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020

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Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Net EU contribution
€ 610 625,00
Address
End of patriarchou grigoriou e and 27 neapoleos street
15341 Agia paraskevi
Greece

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Region
Αττική Aττική Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Research Organisations
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