International master class "Open scientific infrastructures for big cultural data"

From 13 to 16 December in Plovdiv, Trimontium Hotel will be held a major international scientific conference on the problems of digitization (archiving) of cultural heritage. It will be attended by 43 scientists from around the world. A final report from 11 a.m. on Friday (December 15) on the topic of CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR "VIRTUAL PEOPLE" will be presented by our representative Yordan Detev, who then invited members of the conference to visit IM Perushtitsa.

The international master class is organized by UCL Qatar, in cooperation with the National Library "Dariah-EU" and Ivan Vazov. Exclusive media partner: Az Buki National Publishing House

This master class combines "big" and open digital humanitarian activities. The event takes place in Plovdiv, the capital of European culture in 2019 and is organized by UCL Qatar in cooperation with DARIAH-ERIC: Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities - European Consortium for Research Infrastructure (HTTP: // dariah. EU) . This cooperation celebrates and supports Bulgaria's ongoing efforts to formally join this important network of humanities, using digital tools and methods from 17 European countries.

The program

December 12 (Wednesday) - Arrival of international experts at Sofia Airport; short tour of Sofia; transfer to Plovdiv

December 13 (Thursday)

Morning: Visit to the "Valley of the Thracian Kings" with stops in the village of Staro Zhelezare, which can be seen as an open gallery. Graffiti depicting local villagers side by side with world-famous people such as Queen Elizabeth, Barack Obama, Fidel Castro, Albert Einstein, Donald Trump and many others. Visiting the Thracian complex in Starosel.

Lunch and transfer to Plovdiv

14:30 - Opening of the master class at the Trimontium Hotel, Chairs: Milena Dobreva and Dimitar Minev. Congratulatory addresses by: Maria Gabriel, Commissioner of the European Commission, Digital Economy and Society (part-time); Victor Yankov, Deputy Director, International Relations, Plovdiv 2019 Foundation. Main address of Toma Tasovak, Director of DARIAH-EU

15:30 - 15.45 - Coffee break

15:45 - 18:15 - Data on the humanities and their use (chairman: Georgios Papayoanu)

15:45 - 16:30 - Data on the nature of the humanities. Daniel O'Donnell, Professor of English, President of the Forces11

16:30 - 17:15 - Promoting excellence in scholarships with large CH collections. Mahendra Mahey, BL Labs Project Manager, British Library

17:15 - 17:35 - Digitization of the cultural heritage of Bulgaria: What's next? Bulgarian-Italian Commission for the Preservation of the Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Ivan Vassilev (Balkan Heritage Foundation; Bilateral Bulgarian-American Commission for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria), Todor Petev (My Foundation Museum; Bilateral Bulgarian-American Commission for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria )

17:35 - 17:55 - The Regional Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southeast Europe under the auspices of UNESCO Mirena Staneva, RCSICH

17:55 - 18:15 - How to build a successful national infrastructure? Lessons from DARIAH-EU Nikola Ikonomov, CLaDA

Evening: Reception with traditional Bulgarian dishes, drinks and folk dance show.

December 14 (Friday)

09:00 - 10:45 - Specific types of big data and heritage documents (chair: Mahendra Mahey)

09:00 - 09:30 - Audio heritage and music extraction. John Ashley Burgoyne, University of Amsterdam. The Netherlands

09:30 - 10:00 - The "Big" Digital Museum. George Papayoanu, Associate Professor, UCL Qatar

10:00 - 10:30 - The museum is connected with open data: ontologies, data sets, projects. Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext, Bulgaria

10:30 - 10:45 - "POLYGNOSTICS": development of a thesaurus in an educational web platform for optical and laser research methods for analysis and diagnosis of cultural heritage. Nicoleta Placia, UCL Qatar

10.45 am - 11.00 am Coffee break

11:00 - 13:00 - Examples of Bulgarian digital initiatives (Chairman: Dan O'Donnell)

11:00 - 11:20 - The attempt to bring together the digitally heterogeneous heritage of Plovdiv. Dimitar Minev, director of the National Library Ivan Vazov - Plovdiv

11:20 - 11:40 - Ten years of aggregation experience for Europeana: Challenges and benefits. Radka Kalcheva, Director, Public Library - Varna (Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library)

11:40 - 12:00 - Ethnographic Archive - BAS and the Program for Endangered Archives of BL. Elya Tsaneva, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore at the Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

12:00 - 12:20 - Telamon: The digital corpus of Greek inscriptions in Bulgaria. Dimitar Iliev, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

12:20 - 12:40 - Restoration of computational linguistics for linguists as part of the initiatives for digital humanities at Sofia University. Irina Temnikova, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

12:40 - 13:00 - Unification project: Complete 3D reconstruction of the Historical Museum in Plovdiv. Simeon Marlokov, T.

December 15 (Saturday) 09:00 - 11:20 - Management of scientific data and the impact of the open humanities (Chairman: Prof. Georgi Totov) 09:00 - 09:40 - Scientific reference and metric systems. Peter Knott, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK 09:40 - 10:20 - Management of scientific data. Sarah Stewart, British Library, UK 10:20 - 11:00 - Influence of the humanities in the 21st century. Alexis Brown, University College London, UK 11:00 - 11:20 - Cultural heritage for "virtual people". Yordan Detev, museum in Perushtitsa 11:20 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 13:00 Panel discussion: Next steps in the Bulgarian open humanities (chairman Kiril Simov, National Infrastructure of CLaDA-BG, Panelists: Rumyana Prešlena, Institute of Balkan Studies and Center for Thracology, BAS), George Papayoanu (UCL Qatar) )

Lunch and official closing

14:00 - 17:00 Small team discussions