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Civic Epistemologies: Development of a Roadmap for Citizen Researchers in the age of Digital Culture
The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project is about the participation of citizens in research on cultural heritage and humanities.
ICT are powerful drivers of creativity, but specific technical know-how is still generally lacking in the creative industries sectors. In addition, humanities scholarship is not yet taking full advantage of ICT to engage with wider audiences. New skills are needed to enable the cultural sector to grasp employment and commercial opportunities.
The project aims to develop and validate a Roadmap for the use of e-Infrastructures to support the participation of European citizens in research on cultural heritage and digital humanities. Critically, the Roadmap will offer support for improved social cohesion arising from the sharing of knowledge and understanding of Europe’s citizens common and individual cultures.
The partners are committed to the values of open data, open source and open innovation.
Scheduled finish date: 2015-11-30
- Analyze the needs of researchers, citizens, cultural institutions and creative enterprises,
- Develop a new Roadmap based on key findings,
- Validate the Roadmap through one Pilot in Ireland and two case studies in the UK,
- Encourage Research institutions to establish clear protocols for citizen engagement and shared research goals where achievable,
- Ensure widespread impact of the project findings with a strong communication and dissemination plan,
- Establish a durable network of common interest to connect cultural institutions, research bodies, creative industries, e-infrastructures and citizen associations.
CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES has a series of expected outcomes, which include:
Strategic research agenda;
Registry of Resources to support the involvement of citizens in the scientific development process (https://registry.civic.psnc.pl);
Requirements to be investigates through three Focus Groups;
Pilot and Case studies.