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PARTHENOS at Makerere University in Uganda: Attending a workshop on the future of library and information science curricula in East Africa

The East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS) at Makerere University in Uganda recently hosted a workshop on the theme of “Digitalising the Curriculum: Towards an Education Programme for Digital Information Science in East Africa”. EASLIS is a regional leader in library, archive and information studies, with a strong research base and involvement […]

The PARTHENOS Impact Event

The final event to publicise and disseminate the achievements of the PARTHENOS project was held in the beautiful National Museum of Rome on Friday 4thOctober. The programme had been designed to highlight the impact PARTHENOS has made on the Humanities Community and there were plenty of testaments to illustrate this. After a welcome by Prof. […]

Prof. Jennifer Edmond launches new training materials at the PARTHENOS Impact Event in Rome

The PARTHENOS project has released the final additions to its Training Suite, with two new sub-modules and a collection of video case studies, which have been launched on 4th October at the PARTHENOS Impact Event held in Rome, Italy. The two new sub-modules, “Collections of Digitised Newspapers as Historical Sources”, written by Luxembourg and Swiss-based […]

PARTHENOS at DH Benelux 2019

This year’s DH (Digital Humanities) Benelux conference was held in the impressive Belgian town of Liège. PARTHENOS had a high profile at the conference with a workshop on the Standardization Survival Kit (SSK), a presentation on its Foresight Study – which investigated how digital research methods, technologies and infrastructures in digital humanities and cultural heritage […]

PARTHENOS and International Partners at AERI 2019

The 11th annual conference of AERI (Archival Education and Research Institute) was held at the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) in Liverpool, UK, on 8-12 July. AERI aims to strengthen education and research in archive-related studies and supporting academic networking and mentoring in these fields. A large audience, which included many doctoral students, […]

PARTHENOS and Friends at DH2019

The Digital Humanities conference (DH2019) took place in Utrecht from the 9thuntil the 12thJuly. In a packed, architecturally pleasing Tivoli Vredenburg, more than a thousand attendees shared their research projects, methodologies and insights with the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities field. Joint Conference Booth PARTHENOS, along with other Research Infrastructures, was very glad to use the opportunity […]

Announcing the PARTHENOS Impact Event

The PARTHENOS Impact Event will be held on Friday 4th October at the “Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme” in Rome and will showcase the results and achievements of the last four and half years of PARTHENOS to the Humanities. In order to demonstrate impact and inspire future collaboration, a number of key topics […]

PARTHENOS Workshop for CEE countries

Monday, 7 October, 2019 – 09:00 to Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 – 13:00 Workshop objectives, content and target audience The objective of the two and a half days workshop is to foster collaboration between social sciences and humanities researchers in Central and Eastern Europe and the research communities in these fields represented in CLARIN (the […]

PARTHENOS White Paper “Share – Publish – Store – Preserve. Methodologies, Tools and Challenges for 3D Use in Social Sciences and Humanities” published.

The white paper of the PARTHENOS workshop “Share – Publish – Store – Preserve. Methodologies, Tools and Challenges for 3D Use in Social Sciences and Humanities” is now available online. Organized by CNR, CNRS/Huma-Num and INRIA within the scope of PARTHENOS WP4 on Standardization, the workshop was held in Marseilles from 25th to 27th of […]

PARTHENOS Launches “Citizen Science in the (Digital) Arts and Humanities” Module

The PARTHENOS Project is delighted to announce the launch of new training materials in its latest module: “Citizen Science in the (Digital) Arts and Humanities”. The module, which is the seventh module from the PARTHENOS project, combines original materials written around the theme of Citizen Science (CS) with existing training materials from partner projects and […]

Save the Date! PARTHENOS Impact Event in Rome, 4 October 2019

On 4 October PARTHENOS will host a major international event in Rome where it will showcase the many results of the project and demonstrate the impact of four years of collaborative effort. The programme of the event will follow soon and will include presentations of scholars and others who have already made good use of PARTHENOS’ […]

International collaboration: (how) does it work?

PARTHENOS has 16 partners from 8 different European countries, and has collected information about existing collaboration relations between partners and persons/institutions outside the project. The information is available this table. In addition we have conducted a small number of interviews in order to give examples of the purposes and the outcomes of such collaboration. The […]

Now online: the Hub Issue 2 ‘The Humanities Foresight Study Issue’

The second issue of the PARTHENOS Hub is now online. It presents the first findings of the Foresight Study, which investigates future developments in Digital Humanities and Heritage research methods, technologies and infrastructures, and invites the community working in this field to share their opinion in a survey. The PARTHENOS Hub is envisioned as an […]

DARIAH 2019 Annual Event in Warsaw

This year’s annual DARIAH event was held in the historic capital of Poland, Warsaw on the 15-17 May and hosted by the University Library for the first two days and the Academy of Science on the final day. The event kicked off with welcome addresses from key speakers from Warsaw University, the Ministry of Science […]

CLARIN and PARTHENOS TwinTalks: Understanding Collaboration in DH

On 5th March 2019, a full-day workshop entitled Twin Talks: Understanding Collaboration in DH took place during the 4th Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference. The event, which was organised by Steven Krauwer and Darja Fišer, brought together 28 researchers involved in interdisciplinary projects where humanities scholars and technical experts closely collaborate in answering […]

Second PARTHENOS Workshop about Digital 3D Objects in Social Sciences and Humanities

From 25th to 27th February 2019, the MAP (CNRS) hosted a three day workshop in Marseilles (download the programme), aimed at exploring specific tools designed to meet issues related to the use of 3D in Humanities. The workshop, jointly organised by 3 members of PARTHENOS (CNR, CNRS and Inria) with the support of Huma-Num’s 3D […]

PARTHENOS Releases New Training Module “Digital Humanities Research Questions and Methods”

The PARTHENOS Project has released a new training module aimed at Humanities researchers and Cultural Heritage practitioners entitled “Digital Humanities Research Questions and Methods”. The module, which can be accessed here, addresses the question of how to develop research questions in Digital Humanities (DH) and demonstrates how digital research infrastructures can support the researcher in […]

Second PARTHENOS Workshop on Digital 3D Objects in Social Sciences and Humanities

After the first workshop held in Bordeaux in 2016, three PARTHENOS partners, CNRS, CNR and Inria are organizing from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 February 2019 a second workshop on 3D objects: Share – Publish – Store – Preserve. Methodologies, Tools and Challenges for 3D Use in Social Sciences and Humanities. Hosted by the MAP […]

Register Now for the New PARTHENOS & CLARIN Workshop – Twin Talks: Understanding Collaboration in Digital Humanties

In the run-up to DH Nordic, a one day pre-conference session around collaboration in the Digital Humanities will take place at the University of Copenhagen. This will be the first workshop in a series of Twin Talks, organised by PARTHENOS and CLARIN. Unique for this workshop series is that all papers are submitted and presented […]

What’s New on the PARTHENOS’ Training Suite?

The PARTHENOS Training team, looking at aspects of training around Digital Humanities and Research Infrastructures, has had a busy few months.  In early December 2018 the “Formal Ontologies: A Complete Novice’s Guide” module was launched, providing an insight into how knowledge representations systems such as ontologies could be used by Humanists with no previous knowledge […]


For the past couple of months, a team of PARTHENOS project members has been working in close collaboration on the creation of the Guidelines to FAIRify data management and make data reusable. The result is a comprehensible booklet that was proudly presented last week at the Synergy Conference 2019 in the Netherlands. On Thursday the […]

PARTHENOS workshop about 3D Use in SSH announced – 25.02.19 – 27.02.19 Marseille

PARTHENOS WORKSHOP SHARE — PUBLISH — STORE — PRESERVE Methodologies, Tools and Challenges for 3D Use in Social Sciences and Humanities From 25th to 27th of February 2019 CNRS-MAP laboratory, Marseille, France. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Are you working in a field of Social Sciences and Humanities (at PhD level and beyond – post-doc, researchers, engineers…) and […]

PARTHENOS presents: an interview on Open Access and Libraries with Martin Paul Eve

A new video on the PARTHENOS Training Suite introduces the most important aspects of Open Access in the Humanities and highlights the role of libraries in the transformation process. It features an interview with Martin Paul Eve (OLH). Open Access to scientific literature is high on the agenda of research funders all over Europe and […]

Measuring Change in Digital Humanities – Videos from the Workshop on Impact Factors and Success Criteria

Three new lecture videos on the PARTHENOS Training Suite introduce criteria to measure success and impact of Digital Humanities Research and research infrastructures from different stakeholder perspectives. The lectures of Leonie van Drooge (Netherlands), David Budtz Pederson (Denmark), and Helen Small (UK), three international experts on this topic, were filmed during a workshop at the […]

PARTHENOS releases ‘Formal Ontologies’ training module

The PARTHENOS Project has released its latest addition to the PARTHENOS Training Suite, which is aimed at those who wish to learn about the basics of formal ontologies and semantic data.  The module, titled “Formal Ontologies: A Complete Novice’s Guide” has been written with a beginner in semantic data and ontological representation of data in […]

PARTHENOS returns to Athens – 13 November 2018

The Academy of Athens is organizing a one-day event titled PARTHENOS returns to Athens. Presenting the European Digital Research Infrastructure PARTHENOS to the Greek Humanities Community. The event will take place on the 13th of November 2018, 10:00 to 17:00, at the East Room of the Main Building of the Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou […]

PARTHENOS is Present at CLARIN Conference in Pisa

CLARIN recently held its annual conference in Pisa, Italy. As well as the key notes speeches, Committee reports and papers, there were also two poster slams with  a strong focus on linguistics in multimedia and multimodality in the presented papers. A new feature introduced to the programme for Day 2 was a paper slam session, aimed […]

Standardization Survival Kit 1.0 launches today

“What is the most common practice for the creation of a Humanities research metadata set?” “Which factors do I need to take into account when making a digital replica of a textual work, or a 3D object?” “How to perform a statistical analysis on historical data?” Now that the first version of the Standardization Survival […]

Obituary Conny Kristel

It is with great sorrow that the PARTHENOS community has learned of the loss of our distinguished colleague Conny Kristel. While our thoughts go to her family and to her colleagues, we would like to remember Conny for her fundamental role in the creation and the execution of our project. Without her active support our […]

PARTHENOS discusses Open Access at annual meeting for medievalists in Tampere

The Annual Meeting of CARMEN – The Worldwide Medieval Network – took place from the 26th until the 28th of August, hosted by the University of Tampere in Finland. The theme of the event was: “Passages: Beyond the Boundaries of Medieval Studies”. Not only does this perspective bear a strong resemblance to the PARTHENOS cross-disciplinary […]

Open Science Conference 2019

The Open Science Conference 2019 is the 6th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science. The Open Science […]

DHN 2019 announced

The Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2019 conference will be held at the University of Copenhagen March 6–8, 2019 and will be organised by a consortium consisting of departments at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, The Royal Library and the research infrastructure project DIGHUMLAB. The DHN conferences aim to provide an overview […]

The PARTHENOS Hub – a new experimental publication platform – is launched!

The PARTHENOS Hub is envisioned as an open accessible publication and interaction platform for the research communities primarily in the Humanities. It experiments with combining the traditional format of publishing in journals with the more dynamic, interactive new media (such as blogs, internet forums and social networks). Distinct issues offer the opportunity for editors to […]

PARTHENOS Research Data Teaser Session at the ESU 2018, Leipzig

Within eHumanities and eHeritage research, knowledge and skills related to Research Data Management (RDM) greatly enhance the quality and the sustainability of the data, created within a research project. This has inspired the PARTHENOS project to include Research Data Management as a crucial area of focus. The importance of this topic is reflected in the […]

Huma-Num Meet-up 2018

The Very Large Research Infrastructure (TGIR) Huma-Num organised from 11th to 14th of June 2018 its second Meet-up for its consortia, the Maisons des Sciences de l’Homme and its European partners. The second edition of this Meet-up brought together around 100 participants from research communities, institutions and French and European research infrastructures in order to: Introduce […]

PARTHENOS Steering Committee, General Assembly Meetings – and a Foresight Workshop at Prato

PARTHENOS held its six-monthly Steering Committee (SC) meeting and General Assembly (GA) at Prato, Italy on the 13th and 14th June respectively. Having experimented with various formats, this time Work Package Leaders were requested to prepare and send in their presentations a week beforehand so all the members could look at these in advance. On […]

PARTHENOS Well Represented at DH Benelux 2018

The 5th DH Benelux Conference took place on 6th-8th June 2018 at the International Institute for Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference is a platform for the community of interdisciplinary DH researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. This year PARTHENOS was well […]

PARTHENOS at Digital Humanities Nordic conference 2018

The Digital Humanities Nordic Association organised its 3rd annual conference in Helsinki on the  7th-9th March 2018. This year the conference attracted 300 participants, which is a pretty high number for the region. The participants were obviously mostly from the Nordic and Baltic countries, but also from other countries including other continents. In addition to […]

Introducing the new PARTHENOS website

PARTHENOS has much evolved since its kick-off in 2015. During these last three years, many products and services have been designed and piloted, and are now ready for the latest stage of development. At the same time, the project has managed to attract an active and growing community of researchers and professionals active in the […]

Successful PARTHENOS eHumanities and eHeritage webinar series concluded

In February and April, PARTHENOS conducted a series of very successful webinars on eHumanities and eHeritage topics, which provided a lens through which a more nuanced understanding of the role of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage research infrastructures in research could be gained. Starting from the researchers’ perspective, the individual webinars focussed on the role […]

Stakeholder Perspectives on Collaborative Aspects of Digital Humanities

A new video on the PARTHENOS Training Suite introduces the most important types of stakeholder and their specific agendas when working together in Digital Humanities. It features interviews with different people who are all working at the same institute: PARTHENOS’ partner The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Digital Humanities […]

SSK 2.0 Workshop

PARTHENOS’ Standardization Survival Kit is now entering its 2.0 stage, and in doing so it envisage to open its solution the larger user base of researchers and final users. “SSK 2.0” is in fact the title of the Workshop organized by INRIA and PARTHENOS’ Work Package 4 in Paris on May 25th (9:00 – 17:00). The aim of the Workshop is […]

Research Impact and Impact of Research Infrastructures

The PARTHENOS Project is pleased to release two new submodules from its Training Suite of training resources: entitled “Research Impact” and “Impact of Research Infrastructures”. When a researcher produces any kind of scientific work this is generally done with a short-term as well as a long-term motivation. Researchers are continually looking for ways to shed […]

Boost your eHumanities and eHeritage research with Research Infrastructures

This webinar is dedicated to the phase of the research life cycle “Develop Research Questions”. It will dive into details of the topic of developing research questions with RIs, especially on finding, working with and contributing data to RI collections, using Virtual Research Environments, and tools. It will show successful examples of how Digital Humanities […]

Webinar “Make it happen – carrying out Research and analysing data”

Everything is ready for the fourth webinar of the PARTHENOS webinar series, “Make it happen – carrying out research and analysing data”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 05 April 2018, 11:00 A.M. CEST, and in order to attend you have to register via Eventbrite. As always, the participation is free of charge. In this webinar, FORTH’ George Bruseker and […]

DigitalHERITAGE 2018 Announced

The 3rd International Congress of the DigitalHERITAGE series has been announced, and it will take place in San Francisco (USA) from 26th to 30th October 2018 -the first time outside Europe following the first Congress in Marseille (2013) and the second in Granada (2015). The five days of events and talks will focus on digital technology […]

The “intergalactic” importance of standards

The PARTHENOS Project is pleased to add another video to its suite of training resources this week.  “The Adventures of Mork and Tork : Why Standards?” introduces us to two loveable aliens, Mork and Tork, who demonstrate the importance of Standards, not only in data, but also in everyday life. Mork and Tork were the […]

Very successful first PARTHENOS webinar: Create Impact!

The PARTHENOS e-Humanities and e-Heritage Webinar Series started off successfully last week with the first webinar on Impact. With fifty participants from all over Europe, Australia, South Africa and the United States, it was fully booked. This hour long webinar was conducted by Juliane Stiller from the Humboldt University Berlin and Klaus Thoden from the […]

eHumanities and eHeritage Research Infrastructures: Beyond Tools

This webinar will provide a theoretical basis for a general understanding of the digital and infrastructural turn in the (Digital) Humanities and Cultural Heritage along with theoretical and critical reflections around the topic: Which opportunities and challenges do Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities Research Infrastructures offer for research(ers)? The webinar will further explain how different […]

How to work succesfully with e-humanities and e-heritage research infrastructures

This webinar is dedicated to the phase of the research life cycle “Plan Research Project”. It first introduces the participants to an understanding of the advantages and practicalities of research collaboration in and with Research infrastructures. It then dives into details of project planning, touches upon the basics of the FAIR principles, and will focus especially […]

Measuring Change in Digital Humanities

This two half-days workshop “Measuring Change in Digital Humanities: Workshop on Impact Factors and Success Criteria” will take place from June 21-22, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts and stakeholders of digital research infrastructures to discuss and reflect methods of measuring impact in the Digital Humanities. In […]

PARTHENOS releases new training modules

The PARTHENOS Project has released a new training module, aimed at Humanities researchers and Cultural Heritage practitioners, entitled “Manage, Improve and Open Up Your Research Data”.  The module, which can be accessed at,  addresses concepts such as the FAIR Principles, Open Science, and Data Management Plans, with a viewpoint specific to the Humanities. The […]

Kick-off of the PARTHENOS e-Humanities and e-Heritage Webinar Series

We are delighted to announce a series of free webinars over the coming months as part of the training activities of the PARTHENOS project. Each webinar of the PARTHENOS e-Humanities and e-Heritage Webinar Series has an individual focus and can be followed independently. The first PARTHENOS e-Humanities and e-Heritage webinar will be “Create Impact with […]


PARTHENOS started 2018 with the launch of the FACEBOOK page. On this page you can find more news and images about PARTHENOS, recent updates and events. The PARTHENOS FACEBOOK page also shares news from our partners and associates. So please follow and like us on FACEBOOK!


Save the date for the Kick-off of the PARTHENOS eHumanities and eHeritage Webinar Series We are delighted to announce a series of free webinars over the coming months as part of the training activities of the PARTHENOS project. Each webinar of the PARTHENOS eHumanities and eHeritage Webinar Series has an individual focus and can be […]

Shortening the long tail of science

The last Digital Infrastructure for Research 2017 event saw the presence of the PARTHENOS communities, and it also hosted a PARTHENOS-promoted session hosted by the project’s coordinator Franco Nicculucci. The session “Shortening the long tail of Science” explored the needs of the Digital Humanities, Language studies and Cultural Heritage (DH+L+CH) research communities about – among the others – the European […]

PARTHENOS is presented at EVA/Minerva in Jerusalem

EVA/Minerva 2017 was hosted at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem on the 15th and 16th November and PARTHENOS was invited to present there. Sheena Bassett and Hella Hollander made a joint presentation, introducing the project objectives and how the user requirements are at the core of the work. The Policy Wizard, the DMP template and […]

The FAIR principles and the EOSC concept in PARTHENOS community

PARTHENOS project recently presented an interesting publication called “The FAIR principles and the EOSC concept in the research community of digital humanities, language studies and cultural heritage – an expeditionary survey”, which can be downloaded here. The research was organized by a PARTHENOS’ team led by the project coordinator Franco Niccolucci, with the active collaboration of WP2 […]

Presenting PARTHENOS at GARR’s “The Data Way to Science” Conference

GARR is the Italian national network for research and education. The annual GARR conference was hosted in the beautiful Auditorium Santa Margherita of the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice from the 15th-17th November 2017. PARTHENOS featured in two sessions of the conference whose theme this year was “The Data Way to Science”.  The first paper, […]

PARTHENOS Steering Committee Meeting at Pisa, 8th November 2017

The autumn Steering Committee was held at CNR, Pisa on Wednesday 8th November with two of the WP leaders attended virtually via “GoTo”. Opening the meeting, Franco Niccolucci referred to the European Open Science Cloud workshop that had been held in the morning. He proposed that two PARTHENOS Task Forces be set up, one to […]

European Open Science Cloud Workshop, Pisa

PARTHENOS members who were attending the WP meetings and/or the Steering Committee in Pisa on the 8th November took part in a 90 minute workshop on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The workshop was organised by the project to discuss some key questions on empowerment and services. Franco Niccolucci provided some relevant feedback from […]

Technical Workshop on PARTHENOS service integration

From Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 October CNR – ISTI hosted in Pisa the Technical Workshop on PARTHENOS service integration. The workshop was based on a typical scenario where a project consortium member has to integrate specialized services (web services or web applications) with the infrastructure and expose them through a custom VRE to the […]

PARTHENOS and its growing international network

PARTHENOS has 16 partners from 8 different European countries, including the two big humanities infrastructure consortia, DARIAH and CLARIN. PARTHENOS also collaborates with other world-class research infrastructure projects, and all these partners and projects already have strong connections with other international initiatives, projects, committees and important research infrastructures worldwide. One of the main objectives of […]

“OpenMethods: Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools” metablog website launched

On Friday, 22nd of September 2017, the kick-off meeting of the Editorial Team of “OpenMethods: Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools” took place. DH experts from all over Europe discussed with the OpenMethods Chief Editor Delphine Montoliu and the OpenMethods Management Team the further direction of this new initiative spearheaded by Humanities at Scale (a […]

QUALICO 2018 Conference

The International Quantitative Linguistic Association (IQLA) has recently issued a Call for Papers for the QUALICO 2018 Conference, to take place in Wrocław, Poland, next 05-08 July 2018. The main topic of next year conference is Information in language: coding, extraction and applications, but organizers encourage contributions in on all aspects of quantitative linguistics and text analysis. The deadline for submitting the abstract is 31st […]

PARTHENOS Face-to-face meeting on Data Policies

On Thursday 21st of September, the PARTHENOS members working on common policies and implementation strategies gathered at the DANS office in The Hague. Hella Hollander, the team leader, presented the scope of the meeting, namely the setting of milestones for the further development of a deliverable entitled Guidelines for common policies implementation, which will focus […]

CLARIN Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual CLARIN Conference was held in the beautiful city of Budapest. At the Opening Ceremony on Monday afternoon, the audience were greeted with “Welcome back to Budapest!” The reason for this, as explained by the Hungarian host, Tamás Varádi, was that the very first meetings to plan the proposal for the CLARIN preparatory […]

Digital Infrastructure for Research 2017

The Digital Infrastructure for Research 2017 (DI4R 2017) Conference is a joint initiative organized by some of the most important e-infrastructure initatives in Europe, such as  EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe, under the theme “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”. Building on 2016′ event in Krakow, DI4R 2017 will showcase the policies, processes, best practices, data and services that, leveraging […]

Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age. Memory, Humanities and Technologies.

The AIUCD 2018 Conference is organized by Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali, and it will be held from 31st January to 2nd February 2018 in Bari, Italy. The main topic of the AIUCD 2018 Conference is Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age. Memory, Humanities and Technologies. The topic brings together interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary […]

PARTHENOS at the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017

The CLARIN Annual Conference will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from the 18th to 20th September 2017. The CLARIN Annual Conference represents the main event for individuals, institutions and organizations working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe, as well as for representatives of the communities in the humanities and social sciences. CLARIN is […]

Workshop on Applying the FAIR Principles – DARIAH – CLARIN – PARTHENOS

When conceiving a Research Infrastructure (RI), there are a lot of fundamental choices to be made. How will the data be managed? Which metadata is used to help researchers retrieve the data? How will the new RI be embedded within a constantly evolving digital landscape in a durable way? And what about Intellectual Property Rights? […]

PARTHENOS at Digital Humanities Benelux

The 2017 Digital Humanities (DH) Benelux conference was hosted by the University of Utrecht from the 3rd until the 5th of July. The aim of the conference is to foster a dialogue and discussion between specialists about developments in the digital field within the humanities. Bridging the gap between humanities researchers’ questions and technical capabilities, […]

CfP – Data Stewardship and Data Curation

LIBER Forum for Digital Cultural Heritage, a joint initiative promoted by LIBER and CERL, is organizing for 13-14 November 2017 a workshop aimed at exploring  the collaboration between library and research community, when they are dealing with data which originated in the one community but is of prime interest to the other. Data management is among […]

Why Standards?

PARTHENOS has recently published its brochure “Why Standards”, produced as part of the project’s singnature effort to foster a more effective approach in data management and interoperability. The brochure, which is freely available for download here, was created by PARTHENOS’ Work Package 4 on Standardization. Credits goes to the Work Package 4 team for the […]

Joint PARTHENOS-CLARIN-DARIAH Workshop on Applying the FAIR Principles

The joint workshop, organized by PARTHENOS, CLARIN and DARIAH, focuses on the FAIR Principles, i.e. how to create and manage research data across various disciplines. The workshop will take place next 7 July 2017 in Utrecht (more information on the registration page). PARTHENOS is building a cross-disciplinary environment to enable humanities researchers to have access to […]

PARTHENOS Training Seeks Your Input into Training Materials

The PARTHENOS project is committed to developing training materials and course outlines to support education in the Digital Humanities, in particular for those wishing to include perspectives from research infrastructures and projects in their courses.  Part of this work also includes investigating ways in which the materials we produce can be most effectively embedded into […]

PARTHENOS White Paper “Digital 3D Objects in Art and Humanities” published

The White Paper and the videos of the PARTHENOS workshop “Digital 3D Objects in Art and Humanities: Challenges of Creation, Interoperability and Preservation” are now available online. The workshop was held in Bordeaux from November 30th to December 2nd, 2016, and it was jointly organized by CNR, CNRS/Huma-Num and INRIA within PARTHENOS’  Work Package 4 […]

PARTHENOS Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation

PARTHENOS has started an online consultation about the  Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation, as recently presented in in a first report (D3.1 Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation) The Report is a combined effort of two teams, Work Package 2 and Work Package 3 of PARTHENOS, and gives an overview of existing policies concerning data management […]

DCH2017 – International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage

DCH2017 – the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage – organized by CODATA-Germany the German National Committee for CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology of the International Council for Science) is now open for registrations. The three days programme of DCH2017 has been officially published, and those who register before 12th June 2017 […]

PARTHENOS Makes Life Easier for Every Research Infrastructure

The PARTHENOS, EHRIS-CH and IPERION workshop held on May 17 was not the only PARTHENOS-related event that took place in Heraklion. After the joint workshop, in fact, PARTHENOS held its annual meeting. The project is in good shape. Much has been achieved in the first half of the project and we are now preparing for the […]

PARTHENOS Workshop: How to be FAIR and Manage Your Data

How to share and manage your data is a leading topic within the PARTHENOS’ project. This inspired a joint workshop on the principles of FAIR and research data management, where experts of PARTHENOS and related infrastructures IPERION-CH and E-RIHS shared their knowledge. After a short introduction by Luca Pezzati, coordinator of IPERION-CH,  Sara di Giorgio […]

Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana

CARARE – The Maria Sklodowska Curie Project Initial Training Network (ITN) on Digital Cultural Heritage – is planning a joint workshop with Europeana about Archaeology and Architecture in the EU digital platform for cultural heritage. The two-day workshop will be held 13-14 June 2017 at the University of Leiden, Faculty of Archaeology. The aim of the workshop is to explore how […]

First Videos Released of PARTHENOS Workshop on Digital 3D Objects in Art and Humanities

Did you miss the PARTHENOS workshop “Digital 3D Objects in Art and Humanities: Challenges of Creation, Interoperability and Preservation” held in Bordeaux and organized by CNR, CNRS/Huma-Num and INRIA, and wish you had been there? Then we have good news: Videos of the workshop will soon be available as well as a white paper based […]

PARTHENOS’ Plans for Scientific Communication: Possible Cooperation with Humanities at Scale

Scientific communication, which concerns itself with researchers’ use of formal and informal information channels and their communicative roles, falls within the scope of PARTHENOS’ activities. One task within PARTHENOS is dedicated entirely to the evaluation of the need for the creation of a scientific e-journal in the service of e-humanities research and the possible adoption […]

Why Humanities need a Research Infrastructure

Research infrastructures provide shared access to the resources, expertise and facilities needed to advance knowledge. Not every institution or indeed every country may be able to justify the investment in the specialised knowledge, data, labs and equipment certain disciplines and communities require. By sharing these resources among many partners, a research infrastructure can facilitate access […]

VSMM 17 Announced

The 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM) will be held October 30th – November 2nd 2017 in Ireland at University College Dublin, with Special Workshops and Cultural Tours on November 3rd – 5th in Belfast, Northern Ireland. VSMM has been the premier world forum for cross-disciplinary research on multimedia, VR, AR, 3D […]

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage

Next August 30th 2017 the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage will take place in Berlin. The conference is organized by CODATA Germany in collaboration with several partner organizations. This conference is open for contributions that cover methodological and technical challenges as well as strategic guidance. Key messages relating to the impact of new […]

PARTHENOS’ infrastructure is shaping up

On February 15th – 17th  the joint technical meeting to shape up the PARTHENOS’ infrastructure was held at the Academy of Athens. Many aspects of the PARTHENOS infrastructure were discussed including the progress of mapping of the first datasets to the Entity Model, the backbone thesaurus, and to define the concept and the scope of […]

DH Summer Schools

DARIAH-DK, Aarhus University and 2017 Academy offer 4 cutting edge summer schools on digital methods for culture, arts, humanities at the intersection with data and the digital. The summer schools offered under the auspices of DARIAH will also be offered as part of 2017 Academy – a project building creative capacity, in collaboration with Aarhus […]

Call for Papers: Dariah Theme 2017 on Cultural Heritage and Humanities Research

DARIAH has selected ‘Public Cultural Heritage’ as 2017 annual’ organization theme. The first theme in 2015 was ‘Open Humanities,’ which funded 7 small-scale collaborations in the domain. The second theme in 2016 focussed on “Public Humanities” and funded 7 projects. We invite proposals from DARIAH Institutions to organise events to explore this Cultural Heritage and Humanities […]

Call for Papers – LREC 2018

LREC is the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Human Language Technologies (HLT). LREC aims to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, communicate on-going and planned activities, identify industrial uses and needs, and address […]

Introducing PARTHENOS Training Suite

PARTHENOS is pleased to launch the PARTHENOS Training Suite, a collection of materials to support training in Digital Research Infrastructures.  The Training Suite, available at, builds on existing knowledge within the cluster of partners in the PARTHENOS project. Infrastructures are contributing in a unique way to the research culture in Europe, but such initiatives […]

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2nd Conference

The 2nd Conference of the association of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN) will be held at the University of Gothenburg March 14–16, 2017. The conference is organised by the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Gothenburg and will be held at the Conference Centre Wallenberg, March 14–16, 2017. The conference offers […]

Working together to improve the visibility of European research in social sciences and humanities

PARTHENOS has recently established a collaboration to strenghten the impact of European research initiatives in the field of Social Sciences and (Digital) Humanities. We believe that communication and dissemination of the results will ensure, among the other, a long term impact and get will get more and more users involved. This will be beneficial to create strong […]

Opportunities in PARTHENOS: DARIAH is searching for a developer

The PARTHENOS’ project partner DARIAH is looking to complement the existing team of 6 researchers with an experienced and motivated research associate/developer responsible for our work on the Humanities at Scale project. The position will be in Berlin, at the DARIAH Coordination Office (DCO), hosted by the Centre Marc Bloch (CMB). For more information please refer to the […]

Digital 3D object in Art & Humanities

From 30th November to 2nd December 2016 the 3D Huma-Num consortium hosted a three day workshop at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux , aimed at exploring the current state of the art and issues related to the use of 3D technology in archaeology and cultural heritage sciences. The workshop, jointly organised by 3 members of […]

Impressions from PARTHENOS workshop

[alert style=”blue”]All the presentations mentioned in this article are also available on our Slideshare account. You can access it here[/alert] On Wednesday 14 December 2016, PARTHENOS hosted a workshop in Prato, Italy, to discuss the project’s current work and future activities. Attended by around 60 people with many delegates from outside the PARTHENOS consortium, […]

The network behind PARTHENOS

PARTHENOS has 16 partners from 8 different European countries, including the two big humanities infrastructure consortia, DARIAH and CLARIN. PARTHENOS also collaborates with other research infrastructure projects, such as ARIADNE, CENDARI, and EHRI. All these partners and projects already have strong connections with other international initiatives, projects, committees and important research infrastructures worldwide. One of […]

How Digital technology can help Humanities to further advance

INRIA‘s blog has recently published an interview with PARTHENOS’ Laurent Romary and Marie Puren. The two researchers are members of the Alpage team at Inria’s Paris centre and have been working together in PARTHENOS since its kick-off. You can read below some extract of the interview, courtesy of INRIA research Centre of Paris press office. You can […]

“DH Benelux Conference 2017” announced

The fourth DHBenelux Conference will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 July 2017. The conference will be hosted by Utrecht University and is open to everyone, including researchers from outside the Benelux. The DHBenelux conference is an initiative that aims to disseminate digital humanities projects in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, and […]

Jennifer Edmond and Frank Fischer appointed as New Directors for DARIAH

Jennifer Edmond and Frank Fischer will succeed Conny Kristel and Tobias Blanke as DARIAH Directors. In its latest meeting the consortium’s General Assembly (GA) approved the nomination proposed by a selection committee earlier this month. Growing importance of DARIAH “I am thrilled to have been named to the Board of Directors of the DARIAH ERIC”, […]

“Digital 3D objects in Art and Humanities” Workshop

PARTHENOS is pleased to announce its upcoming  Workshop on “Digital 3D objects in Art and Humanities: challenges of creation, interoperability and preservation”,  which will take place in Bordeaux (France), from Wednesday, 30th November to – Friday, 2nd December 2016. The goal of this workshop is to review and discuss the status of 3D technologies (creation, visualisation, reuse and […]

Huma-Num’s participation to the first Winter School of HaS

As a member of the H2020 project Humanities at Scale (HaS), Huma-Num organized, with DARIAH-EU Humanities at Scale, OpenEdition and Charles University, the first winter school of HaS. As part of the Humanities at Scale Work Package 4 dedicated to Training and Education, the Prague Winter School gathered speakers and participants from different backgrounds and […]

PARTHENOS at the HUMA-NUM Meet-up in Lyon

PARTHENOS had a strong presence at the annual HUMA-NUM meet-up held at Valpré, Lyon from 10th to 13th October 2016. The meeting was attended by around 150 researchers from the various French Social Science and Humanities organisations that HUMA-NUM supports plus several guests from the Research Infrastructures that they are involved with. In all, there […]

Mibact – ICCU hosted the Parthenos Entities Mapping & Validation Workshop

From Tuesday, 4 to Thursday, 6 October 2016 Mibact-ICCU (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico) hosted the PARTHENOS Entities Mapping & Validation Workshop. Representatives of involved Research Infrastructures as well as members of the project’s community were invited to take part in this meeting that introduced the PARTHENOS Entities Model to the community and began to put it to […]

Introducing PARTHENOS – Integrating the Digital Humanities

PARTHENOS is pleased to announce the workshop “Introducing PARTHENOS – Integrating the Digital Humanities“, which will be held in Prato (Italy) on the 14 December 2016.  The workshop, organized by PIN, is part of the “Digital Humanities Week”, which includes the ARIADNE project final event “Unlocking the Potential of Digital Archaeological Data“. PARTHENOS workshop will be hosted in […]

CLARIN’ new Director of User Involvement

PARTHENOS’ partner CLARIN ERIC recently announced its new Director of User Involvement, Darja Fišer. With a strong background in Digital Humanities and User Involvement Darja Fišer is more than qualified to bring the activities aiming to stimulate the use of the CLARIN infrastructure to the next level. Says the new director: “If you want more researchers […]

The K-PLEX Project: Defines and Describes Left Out Data

In January 2017 the Knowledge Complexity project (K-PLEX) will start with funding from Horizon2020 of the European Commission. The project will run for 15 months and is the work of four partners, two of which are also cooperating in PARTHENOS: DANS in the Netherlands, and Trinity College Dublin. The two other partners are language technology […]

The New Old Economics of Free Trade World Wide

Does economics still believe in free trade? The discipline has urged the case for open markets since its earliest days, but lately not so much. Recent research is seen as calling the faith into question.

Training Lab 2016. Working with Databases – Data availability, management and storage

The Modelling EnvironmenTal dynamics and HOminin Dispersals around the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution (METHOD) International Focus Group is organizing a Training Lab on Data availability, management and storage from 13th to 15th September 2016. The training will be held at Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria – Universitá di Sassari in Sassari (Sardinia, Italy). The Training Lab focuses on storage and management […]


From 25-29 July, a group of 5 participants from all over the world came together with the PARTHENOS project staff at the “Culture and Technology” – The European Summer University in Digital Humanities in Leipzig to investigate the challenges of accessing, building and improving research infrastructures.  With sessions ranging from the definitions and history of […]

DHN2017 and DCH2017 look for submissions

PARTHENOS would like to introduce two interesting opportunities for researchers and practicioners in the fields of Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage. Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN) calls for abstracts for its 2017 conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference is organised by the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Gothenburg and will […]

PARTHENOS meets in Krakow

Once a year, all fifteen partners that make up the PARTHENOS consortium meet to discuss the project’s progress and to plan forthcoming activities. This year’s General Assembly took place in Krakow, Poland on 12 July and was preceded by a Steering Committee meeting and a working session of the PARTHENOS teams that work on user […]


DARIAH, the digital research infrastructure consortium, is now an official partner of PARTHENOS. The General Assembly of PARTHENOS decided on the new status last week. “We are delighted to now also officially become a part of PARTHENOS”, said DARIAH-EU’s CEO Mike Mertens referring to the fact that DARIAH circles also played a major role in […]

FMSH to support researchers on innovative topics in Social Sciences & Humanities

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) published an invitation aimed at  financially support foreign researchers as part of the organization of events about innovative topics in Social Sciences & Humanities, or the junction between SSH and other disciplines. This new invitation focuses on the organization of events in the fall of 2016. The […]

Parthenos Work Packages 5 & 6 have their third technical joint meeting in Heraklion

From 7th to 9th June 2016, FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas) hosted the third technical joint meeting between Work Packages 5 & 6 of PARTHENOS. The meeting was held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The meeting aimed at presenting  the PARTHENOS Semantic Model and, more generally, at discussing the PARTHENOS architecture. In fact, other relevant PARTHENOS’ tasks were […]

Call for Application: DARIAH-EU Board of Directors

DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is looking to appoint two part-time members of the Board of Directors from 01 January 2017, who will work closely with the third member, who is the Chair of the Board. The Board of Directors is the executive body of DARIAH and its legal representative, […]

The world first summer school course in digital humanities research infrastructure

The PARTHENOS project is pleased to announce that this summer, students in the “Culture and Technology” – The European Summer University in Digital Humanities will have a unique opportunity to learn about the theory and practice of developing digital humanities infrastructure. The course represents the first training materials to be delivered by PARTHENOS Work Package 7, […]


DH2016 is set to start in two weeks from today, on July, 11th 2016. This year, one of the most important international conferences on Digital Humanities will have a strong participation of PARTHENOS-related events and meetings. At the same time many of the members of the PARTHENOS consortium will also be present at DH2016 on behalf of their organizations. […]

FMSH Invitation to foreign researchers about innovative themes

The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) has recently launched a call for ideas aimed at supporting European researchers in the organization of events about innovative topics in Social Sciences & Humanities, or the junction between SSH and other disciplines. This call for ideas focuses on the organization of events in the fall of 2016. The objectives of […]

DARIAH Project ‘HaS’ Wants to Know What You Need

DARIAH-EU project Humanities at Scale (HaS) is asking for participation in a survey on digital tools for researchers. Following DARIAH’s philosophy “by researchers for researchers” the research infrastructure wishes to involve as many people as possible in its further development. Please seize this opportunity and let DARIAH know what you need and how these services […]

CLARIN launches a call for papers for its 5th annual conference

CLARIN announced the 2016 appointment for its Annual Conference. This year event will be held in Aix-en-Provence on 26-28 October 2016. The event is organised by CLARIN-ERIC together with Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes (LSIS), Aix-Marseille Université and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). CLARIN launched a Call for Papers open to […]

EHRI Document Blog: Experimenting With Digital Content

PARTHENOS collaborates with several other European research infrastructure projects, and one of them is EHRI, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure. EHRI’s research infrastructure is specifically aimed at the Holocaust research communitiy. EHRI’s mission is to support the Holocaust research community by building a digital infrastructure and facilitating human networks. In 2015, the collaboration of 19 […]

An introduction to RDM

OpenAIRE and EUDAT present an introductory webinar focused on Research Data Management (DRM). The webinar will take place on Thursday, 26th of May at 14:00 CEST. More information are available in the announcement below. Whether measurements from sensors, results from simulations or interview recordings, modern scholarship generates incredible amounts of digital information which, properly kept and […]

Digital Research Infrastructures in the Humanities: How to Use, Build and Maintain Them

PARTHENOS is organizing the workshop “Digital Research Infrastructures in the Humanities: How to Use, Build and Maintain Them” within the framework of European Summer School “Culture and Technology” in Leipzig, Germany, to be held in next 19th – 29th July 2016. The aim of the workshop is to discuss comprehensively the roots and the rationale behind […]


PARTHENOS has 16 partners from 9 different countries, including two big European Research Infrastructures, CLARIN ERIC and DARIAH-EU. Every partner has its own expertise and identity. In this series of articles, each partner will introduce itself in a story about its background, expertise and role in PARTHENOS. The second episode of the series will cover […]

“Culture and Technology” in Leipzig

The University of Leipzig is hosting the European Summer School “Culture and Technology” from 19 July to 29 July 2016. The Summer School aims at bringing together young scholars from the Humanities, Engineering and Information Sciences, in order to create create the conditions for future project-oriented collaboration and networking across the borders of the individual […]

Call for Application – ARIADNE Transational Access

ARIADNE project is launching the first 2016 call for applications for this year’s summer schools. These opportunities are offered as part of ARIADNE’s Transnational Access (TNA) activities and calls for applications will be opened every three months. Below you can find a list of the available trainings to date. Please make sure to check the 2016 […]

EUDAT Webinar on Trust and Certification

European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT) is holding a webinar on data trust and certification on Monday, 18th April 2016. EUDAT project aims at designing a pan-European solution to the challenge of data proliferation in Europe’s scientific and research communities through the deployment of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) driven by research communities need. Registration for the webinar […]

Call for papers. Mapping the scope and reach of the digital humanities

PARTHENOS’ Kings College London announced date and programme of  the “Digital Humanities 2nd early career conference”, and they seeks proposal for Research Paper presentations and Posters.  This year’s conference theme will be “Mapping the scope and reach of the digital humanities”. As stated on KCL websites Since computing in the humanities was renamed to what it […]

#DayOfDH2016 and Call for Abstract

1. Day of DH 2016 8 April 2016, online event A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is an open community publication project that will bring together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day. This year, Day of DH will […]

PARTHENOS to participate at the third community workshop on the European Open Science Cloud

PARTHENOS’ coordinator Franco Niccolucci from PIN will take part in the third community workshop on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The EOSC, launched by the European Commission with the adoption of the Digital Single Markets strategy in 2015, aims to “create a trusted environment for hosting and processing research data to support EU science in its global […]

Partner in PARTHENOS: Potsdam University of Applied Sciences

PARTHENOS has 16 partners from 9 different countries, including two big European Research Infrastructures, CLARIN ERIC and DARIAH-EU. Every partner has its own expertise and identity. In this series of articles, each partner will introduce itself in a story about its background, expertise and role in PARTHENOS. The series is kicked off by the last […]

Parthenos Working groups 2, 5 & 6 have their second joint meeting in Vienna

From Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 March, the OEAW – ACDH (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities) in Vienna hosted the second joint meeting between Working Groups 2, 5 & 6 of Parthenos. The meeting aimed at presenting and discussing the contents of the report on user requirements (Deliverable 2.1), that was recently submitted. The contents […]

PARTHENOS @DHd2016 – Conference Report

The 3rd International conference of the association ‘Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum’ (Digital Humanities in German speaking regions – DHd 2016) took place from March 7-11 2016 at the university of Leipzig. The main theme of Dhd 2016 was ‘Modelling – Networking – Visualisation: Digital Humanities as a transdisciplinary research paradigm’. The second annual ‘European […]

iPRES 2016 call for contributions

The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) calls for original contributions to be presented at the event.  The Conference will be held on October 3-6, 2016 in Bern, Switzerland. As stated in the iPRES website, Over the years, iPRES has served as a valuable forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange their insights, experiences, and best […]

DanteSource among the winners of DH Awards

DH Awards is an international initiative that annually selects, upon notification by the community of scholars and practitioners in the Digital Humanities, a series of projects and initiatives that combine the digital with the humanities. The projects nominated in various categories are then awarded based on the votes cast by the community. DanteSources ( is […]

A new scientific tool based on Nakala Huma-Num’s service

Following the joint higher committee of the Franco-Egyptian Centre for Study of the Temples of Karnak (CFEETK / MAE-CNRS), held in Cairo February 15, 2016, we are pleased to announce the opening of the online consultation interface CFEETK archives in high resolution. Since 1967, the Franco-Egyptian Centre for Study of the Temples of Karnak (CFEETK) […]

PARTHENOS publishes the Report on User Requirements

[intro-text size=”25px”]Less than a year after its start, PARTHENOS already released one of its first major working documents, the Report on User Requirements (D2.1).[/intro-text]The document will not only serve as a basis for the work in most other work packages of the PARTHENOS project; it is by itself already now a comprehensive overview of use […]

11th Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks

The biennial LACONA conference gather together researchers, conservators  and  conservation  scientists,  companies, architects,  decision-makers  and  experts  in  laser-based techniques  for  the  conservation  of  cultural  heritage to share their latest projects and experiences. Accounts (both  case  studies  and  scientific  reports)  devoted to  applications  of  coherent  light  in  the  restoration and examination of works of art and […]

Call for Applications: “Public Humanities” is the DARIAH Theme for 2016

DARIAH-EU funds initiatives exploring the topic “Public Humanities“, which is its thematic priority for this year. The consortium invites proposals to organise events related to this topic. “Our Public Humanities call builds on last year’s call (open humanities), because it does not only promote better access to data and other digital resources but also to […]


Huma-Num, the Very Large Facility on Digital Humanities launches NAKALONA, a software package which connects the content management system OMEKA (created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Virginia, USA) and NAKALA, a service created by Huma-Num. Nakalona combines the power of Omeka for editing and displaying digital data […]

DARIAH’s Director Laurent Romary appointed as chairman of ISO Committee TC 37

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) appointed DARIAH’s director Laurent Romary as chairman of its Technical Committee “Terminology and other language and content resources” (ISO/TC 37). Laurent said, “I am very happy to further contribute to the interoperability of resources, which are used and produced by researchers in digital linguistics”. Since many years Laurent is […]

PARTHENOS’ Work Package 3 has Kicked Off!

On Tuesday 2 February, the team involved in Work Package (WP) 3 had its first meeting at the premises of WP leader KNAW-DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) at The Hague, The Netherlands. There have been a few other occasions on which WP3 got together, but the real work on Common policies and implementation strategies […]

New addition to the website. The FAQs section

What is a Research infrastructure? And why those infrastructures are considered crucial in the European Commission’ strategy for the future of science and research in Europe? Also, why is research in the field of humanities important and why Research Infrastructures matter in this area? To answer those and other questions, and to explain what is […]

Humanities at Scale launches officially

On 19 and 20 January the Humanities at Scale (HaS) project had its kick-off meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands, during an event that was hosted by the PARTHENOS’ member DANS. Humanities at Scale (HaS) can be understood as an add on to DARIAH. It is set up to improve DARIAH in fostering new and in […]

Launch of the CENDARI infrastructure in Berlin

On 14 January 2016, the CENDARI project was launched in Berlin at the beautiful Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. CENDARI is a powerful new toolkit for digital historical research, with an emphasis on World War One and medieval culture. The CENDARI project has been coordinated from the Dublin-based Trinity Long Room Hub by Dr […]

Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of digital humanities

The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) launched a call for a grant program in digital humanities. You can find all the informations in the release below and at the project’s website. The deadline for the submission is 16 May 2016. The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) is pleased to publish the third call […]

A look at PARTHENOS’ 2015

Dear colleagues, As I look back over the year in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I can be confident that the progress we have been able to make in PARTHENOS will serve as a great basis for the new year. In only six months, since the PARTHENOS official kick-off, the consortium has been able […]

Introducing PARTHENOS – the PowerPoint Presentation

In one overview this PowerPoint presentation will give you a short introduction to PARTHENOS: the project’s goals, its partners, organization, and expected results. [embeddoc url=”” viewer=”google”]

Call for Papers: Digital Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage

The Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), issued by the Digital Library of Association for Computing Machinery (the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society) has recently launched a call targeting innovative research dealing with the broad digital heritage infrastructure’s field. The deadline for submission is 1st April 2016. More information is available on the JOCCH webpage. […]

Build and customize your own search engine on humanities and arts with IMOCO

ISIDORE Motor Constructor  (IMOCO) is a widget that allows you to create in few steps, a custom search engine powered by the multilingual search platform ISIDORE. Many options are available to restrict the search scope (by discipline, collection, document type…), to include functionalities (faceted search, sorting…) or to customize the way search results are displayed. IMOCO […]

Towards Principles of Modeling the Registry Dynamics

In PARTHENOS, we envision a new research infrastructure paradigm, which acknowledges the necessity of complete monitoring of provenance of knowledge of research data. The proposed innovation lies in new forms of reasoning on provenance data that can support scientific truth maintenance. The goal of this infrastructure is to recognise that data is a component of […]

Berlin hosted the second PARTHENOS Steering Committee’s meeting

On Wednesday 4th November, the PARTHENOS Steering Committee met in Berlin to discuss the state of the project, and to draft an effective work plan for the next project period. The meeting, attended by the Work Package leaders, confirmed the high level of consensus among the WP leaders in terms of strategy and vision. Apart […]

DARIAH’s General Assembly Votes for New Members: Poland and Portugal

Poland and Portugal have officially joined DARIAH. DARIAH’s General Assembly voted unanimously to accept the applications of the two countries. „We are delighted to see Poland and Portugal finally become part of DARIAH“, said Laurent Romary, the President of the Bord of Directors of DARIAH-EU.  The applications were prepared during the last two years with […]

New Director for the Trinity Long Room Hub and the Irish Research Council

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, a longtime contributor to the development of DARIAH, CENDARI, EHRI and the ESFRI Humanities and Social Sciences working group, has recently been named to not one, but two Directorships.  Over the summer, she took over leadership of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin’s landmark research institute for the humanities and home […]

PARTHENOS at EGI Community Forum 2015

PARTHENOS will be present at this week’s EGI Community Forum 2015. The project will be presented by MiBACT’s Sara Di Giorgio during the session “Showcasing tools and services  from Research Infrastructures”, taking place on Tuesday, 10th November. About EGI Community Forum Nowadays, research practice is increasingly and in many cases exclusively data driven. Knowledge of how to […]

First results of DARIAH’s Open Humanities Call: A story on Open History

DARIAH’s Open Humanities Call In 2015 DARIAH allocated 45.000 Euros to support activities and events related to a topic important to digitally enabled research in the Arts and Humanities. The call was part of the annual DARIAH Theme. DARIAH received 10 applications and decided to fund six projects. One of them is a series of […]

PARTHENOS’ WP2, 5 and 6 Meeting in Rome

Earlier this month MiBACT-ICCU hosted in Rome the Work Package 2, WP5 and WP6 joint meeting. The session took place on 12th and 13th October 2015 and aimed to bring together both technological partners and the ones representing the user communities targeted by PARTHENOS. The goal, which was successfully achieved by this meeting, was to find […]

A new director for Huma-Num

On September 1st, Prof Olivier Baude joined the Huma-Num board of directors, replacing Marc Renneville, who will concentrate on the creation of a new resource and service platform dedicated to the history of justice. Huma-Num is one of the sixteen partners that compose the PARTHENOS consortium. It also participates in the European Research Infrastructure DARIAH, […]

Webinar “How to write Use Cases” – UPDATE

On Tuesday 22nd September PARTHENOS organized a webinar entitled “How to write use cases”. The webinar, hosted by CNR’s Carlo Meghini, focused on best practices in regard to the analysis and composition of use cases and was fully subscribed. This is a very important topic for PARTHENOS at the moment. The project’s first major output […]

DiXiT Fellowship

  DiXiT, the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network, is offering a fellowship in Digital scholarly editing and memory institutions, with the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås. DiXiT is an international network of high-profile institutions from the public and the private sector that are actively involved in the […]

New Executive Director for PARTHENOS partner CLARIN

CLARIN-ERIC has a new Executive Director. As of 1 September 2015, Prof. dr. Franciska de Jong, an eminently qualified scholar and administrator, has taken over from Steven Krauwer, who was the first Executiver Director after the establishment of the CLARIN-ERIC in 2012. CLARIN is one of the sixteen partners that compose the PARTHENOS consortium and […]

Common policies and implementation strategies

The scope of WP3 – Common policies and implementation strategies is to help the communities to answer more research questions more efficiently, by increasing and aligning the quality of repositories, data and metadata. In order to achieve this goal, WP3 will focus on three main areas: common policies throughout the research lifecycle, throughout Europe and throughout […]

Digital Research Infrastructures: A Human Capital Perspective from PARTHENOS WP 7

It is a well-known cliché to say that an organisation’s or discipline’s strength is in its people. Cliché or no, however, this is very much the case for digital humanities and for the development of digital research infrastructure for the arts, humanities and cultural heritage.  The innovation and excitement of these endeavors lies not in […]


[alert style=”grey”] This news belongs to the series “Partner News”, a series that aims to give voice to projects and initiatives produced within the PARTHENOS community [/alert] EHRI is looking for Holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists EHRI started its second phase in May 2015. In this new phase EHRI will sustain and expand its current […]

Spreading the Word. Communication, Dissemination and Outreach in Parthenos

The success of PARTHENOS will ultimately be dependent on the quality of the tools, services and solutions the project develops. However, even if we produce excellent research outputs, they are unlikely to have a significant impact if we fail to ensure that the world knows about their existence. The importance of communication and dissemination is, of […]

Visual Media and Interactivity tools: a web site to list and review them

[alert style=”grey”]This news is the first of the series “Partner News”, a series that aims to give voice to projects and initiatives produced within the PARTHENOS community [/alert] The DARIAH Working Group on Visual Media and Interactivity is building a contact point for DARIAH members that are interested in visual media and interactivity. We want […]

Semantics and Interoperability in PARTHENOS

The scope of the Work Package 5 is semantic interoperability. If technical interoperability may be achieved by standardization, agreement on meanings is required to go deeper and create an interwoven network of data, resources and researches. This WP will thus define a common framework of knowledge representation and the related processes of use for the sector in […]

Defining requirements to involve the communities

The Community involvement and requirements (WP2) is very closely connected to all other work packages and thus lies at the core, so to speak, of Parthenos. The reason is that it provides requirements for the solutions to be developed within the project itself, and it then verifies that the solutions proposed and developed will actually serve […]

PARTHENOS and IperionCH on air

The Italian news agency Adnkronos aired this video interview of Franco Niccolucci, PARTHENOS’ coordinator and Luca Pezzati, the coordinator of the project Iperion CH. The report, which was also broadcasted by several Italian networks, is in Italian language only.    

Pictures from the kick off

A gallery from the PARTHENOS kick off meeting, held in Palazzo Vecchio on the 3 July 2015

PARTHENOS in a nutshell – VIDEO

Franco Niccolucci, interviewed by an Italian journalist during the kick off meeting last 3rd July, was asked to explain what the project is about in a nutshell. Above you can find this “pill” of PARTHENOS which we recorded in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence (IT).

It’s a start.

As part of the international meeting “European Research Infrastructures for Heritage Science” held in Florence from June 30 to July 3, in the enchanting location of the “Salone dei Dugento” in “Palazzo Vecchio”, PARTHENOS was officially inaugurated. On Friday, 3rd of July PARTHENOS was presented by the scientific coordinator Franco Niccolucci (PIN Vast-Lab) as a […]


The official kick-off of the international project PARTHENOS, funded within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, will take place on Friday, 3rd of July 2015 in the Salone dei Dugento, one of the historical halls of the iconic Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The project’s name stands for Pooling Activities, Resources and […]

To foster research and culture.

Parthenos was launched on May 1st, the kick-off  will be held on Friday, July 3rd in Florence (read the official announcement here).  It will officially inaugurate the project with a meeting of the the various WP leaders of 15 international partners.  For the occasion, we offer this interview with the scientific coordinator Franco Niccolucci, PIN-Servizi […]

Join PARTHENOS’ kick off event!

PARTHENOS Kick-off Agenda is finally out. The launch event of the newly established research infrastructure, financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, is due on Friday, July 3rd in Florence. The event, which will gather all the PARTHENOS’ partners, will take place in the prestigious Salone dei Dugento in Palazzo Vecchio, at the very […]


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