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In/Tangible European Heritage - Visual Analysis, Curation and Communication

Objective

Due to a wide range of digitization initiatives, cultural heritage (CH) databases have greatly enhanced access to cultural and historical data across Europe. On the one hand, tangible cultural objects from museums, archives, and libraries have become accessible online and aggregated transnationally by platforms such as Europeana. On the other hand, intangible assets—such as language-based accounts on the lives of artists—have been organized and shared as biographical databases on a national level. While these developments provide an excellent basis for the enhanced reception, utilization, and promotion of European CH, various restrictions prevent the exploitation of the existing data.
The InTaVia project aims to overcome some of these barriers with a deliberate combination of research and development objectives. Firstly, it will draw together tangible and intangible assets of European heritage to enable their mutual contextualization. Secondly, it will develop new means of data creation, curation, and transnational integration. Thirdly, it will develop a visual analytics environment to help CH experts to better access, analyze, and visually communicate cultural collections and related biographical and contextual knowledge to the interested public. Thereby, InTaVia will develop an information portal for the integration, visual analysis and communication of tangible and intangible cultural assets, supporting synoptic sensemaking and storytelling about European heritage with implications for research, pedagogy, journalism, cultural tourism, creative industries and heritage institutions.
The transdisciplinary project consortium extends existing work and collaborations in European research infrastructures and national digital humanities projects. The InTaVia team is composed of computer scientists specialized in visualization and computational linguists, digital humanists, HCI researchers, historians, and CH entrepreneurs.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
Address
Dr Karl Dorrek Strasse 30
3500 Krems
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 588 972,50

Participants (8)

STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 514 356,25
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 254 500
Address
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 235 633,75
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 306 175
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 397 085
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FLUXGUIDE AUSSTELLUNGSSYSTEME GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Kandlgasse 15/5
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 160 765
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments