RISE Paid Internships for This Summer

RISE Museum Lab is looking for interns this summer!

RISE is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Internship Program for undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Designed to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation, RISE hopes to use its Internship Program to inspire talented young researchers by exposing them to cutting-edge methods and Research in Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies – RISE.

Interns will have the opportunity to carry out research supervised by a mentor and as part of an international team of experts. They will be introduced to the use of the latest methods and techniques in a chosen field or fields, including artificial intelligence, visual sociology, computational cognition and smart systems. In the center of Nicosia, they will become part of RISE’s lively ecosystem of academics, researchers, creative and onward-looking people, innovators, entrepreneurs and practitioners; they will contribute to the development of new ideas, products and services that will promote economic growth in a rapidly evolving region.

The Internship Program is one of the ways RISE hopes to use its “Inspired by Humans; Designed for Humans” approach to instigate a culture of change among the island’s future leaders and pioneers.

Applications for this highly selective program are welcome from young people between the ages of 18 and 30 in any field, but with a keen interest in innovation and the background to undertake university-level research. Applicants may select two projects areas (in order of preference) from the following list of multidisciplinary research groups:

  1. BIO-SCENT: BIOmetrics for Smart human-Centred EmergiNg Technologies
  2. EdMedia: Interactive Media and Education/Edutainment
  3. VR-WELL-BEING: Virtual Reality for well-being, broadly construed
  4. Museum Lab
  5. TAG: Understanding the nature and impact of human biases in the algorithms that underlie modern interactive media and smart systems
  6. SCRAT: Socially-Competent Robotic and Agent Technologies
  7. CCAPPS: Cognitive and Clinical Applications
  8. Smart, Ubiquitous, and Participatory Technologies for Healthcare Innovation
  9. SNS: Smart Networked Systems
  10. RP-VE:  Real-time populated virtual environments

Alternatively, applicants may propose their own project (provided RISE has the supervisory capacity and facilities to accommodate).  Applicants accepted into the Program will be assigned one project for the duration of the internship.

By submitting a short statement of interest (no more than 300 words), including two preferred project areas, and supporting documentation (a curriculum vitae, for example) to internships@rise.org.cy.  The application deadline is May 15, 2019; successful applicants will be contacted by May 31, 2019.

Internship applicants must be available for 4 to 8 weeks between June 1 and September 15, 2019. Interns will be expected to make a presentation of their work and findings before the end of their time with RISE. Both the period of employment and hours are flexible, but interns should expect to work 30 hours per week. Weekly stipend will be €200.

RISE is the first Research centre in Cyprus focused on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies.  Its aim is to become a centre of excellence that integrates academic research and industrial innovation through knowledge and technology transfer on the island and in the region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus (University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Open University of Cyprus), the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany) and University College London (UK). RISE will fuel scientific, technological, and economic growth in Cyprus and Europe harnessing the power of research to improve the marketplace and solve real-world problems.



Open Call: IAPT PHOTOBOOK EXHIBITION 2018, Nov 21-24

Acknowledging and responding to the expanding impulse of creating, circulating and owning photobooks, as well as to its potential as a democratic medium, IAPT (International Association of Photography and Theory) is pleased to announce a special themed photobook exhibition as part of its 5th International Conference of Photography and Theory (ICPT2018).

We invite submissions of photobooks whose content falls within the ICPT2018 theme of Photographies and Conflict: Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife. We are interested in photobooks that deal with the theme of conflict and more specifically with archiving conflict, consuming conflict, and conflict as a cultural product. The term conflict should be interpreted as going beyond war and politics to include other issues such as social and cultural struggles and controversies.

For further information, you can visit our website www.photographyandtheory.com

Curators: Nicos Philippou, Nicolas Lambouris & Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

RISE has announced twenty (20) research positions

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies (RISE; www.rise.org.cy) is a newly founded research centre in Cyprus, located at Nicosia. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under grant agreement No. 739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local and international partners and other sponsors. RISE is a joint venture between the Municipality of Nicosia (coordinator), Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany), University College London (UK), University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Open University of Cyprus.


RISE has announced twenty (20) positions (part-time/full-time). For more details please visit, http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/

There are two (2) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time) research positions for each of the following MRGs:

  1. Cognitive and Clinical Applications MRG
    Research focus on the development and validation of Virtual Reality and mobile applications for cognitive training and clinical interventions
  2. Interactive Media and Education/Edutainment MRG
    Research focus on multimodal interaction and learning, emerging technologies for learning and entertainment/ edutainment, learning theory
  3. Museums and Difficult Heritage MRG
    Research focus on museum studies, with an emphasis on difficult heritage, conflict, interactive media, citizen science and socially engaged practices
  4. Real-time Populated Virtual Environments MRG
    Research focus on computer graphics –  animation and simulation of virtual humans, as well as  modelling and simulation of 3D built environments
  5. Smart Networked Systems MRG   
    Research focus on computer networks, protocols for IoT and multimedia communications, 5G technologies, security, Edge/Fog and mobile cloud computing, and Smart City applications
  6. Smart Human-centred Technologies MRG
    Research focus on developing novel and applied techniques driven by the need to improve the quality of life of humans.
  7. Smart, Ubiquitous, and Participatory Technologies for Healthcare Innovation MRG
    Research focus on the smart, ubiquitous, and participatory technologies for healthcare innovation
  8. Socially-Competent Agent Technologies MRG
    Research focus on machine learning, computational learning theory, natural language processing and generation, story comprehension, symbolic knowledge representation, commonsense reasoning, formal argumentation, cognitive computing, explainable AI.
  9. Transparency in Algorithms MRG
    Research focus on algorithmic accountability and transparency, human biases in algorithms, user-algorithm feedback loops
  10. Virtual Reality for Well-being MRG
    Research focus on Virtual Reality for well-being/ rehabilitation by exploring the fields of brain plasticity, social neuroscience and social psychology.


More details about each of the above-mentioned MRG research areas can be found at www.rise.org.cy/vacancies/mrgs. Candidates who might be interested in more than one MRGs must clearly state their priority preference in their application.

13 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project: MSCA-ETN-POEM

Our European Training Network “Participatory Memory Practices. Concepts, strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture” (POEM) invites applications for 13 PhD fellowships with international focus to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie ITN Action as part of the H2020 Programme of the European Commission.

Two of the PhD fellowships will be hosted at our department at the Cyprus University of Technology / Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου

PhD 5 Sharing vs. collecting? Perceptions of photographs online

The project will develop an understanding of current practices of online photo sharing by investigating people’s perceptions, attitudes, and expectations and their engagement with different Internet platforms. The emphasis is placed on why, how, where and with whom people share photographs and the functions of everyday photography. This project creates knowledge about the perceptions, attitudes, and expectations of online contributors of photography and point towards ways that users can be encouraged to contribute in a meaningful manner to collective online repositories of free-use images. Knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will be considered an advantage.

PhD 9 Uses of digital cultural heritage databases for people’s memory and identity work

The research project will study how online photographic archives maintained by memory forming institutions (such as museums, archives, and galleries) are used by people and how they may influence national, local, and individual memories and identities. More specifically it examines how people use online photographic archives in memory forming institutions and the meanings of these uses. Understanding the reasons why people use online cultural resources found in memory forming institutions and pointing towards ways that users can be encouraged to use digital cultural heritage resources in a meaningful manner is of special interest for this project.

More information about all PhD Fellowships and procedures for applying can be found here:




5th International Conference of Photography & Theory (ICPT2018)





November 22-24, 2018

Nicosia, Cyprus

International Association of Photography & Theory (IAPT)




Keynote Speakers:

Akram Zaatari. Filmmaker, photographer, archival artist, curator and co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation.

Anthony Downey. Professor of Visual Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, Birmingham School of Art, Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Ibraaz.



As drones fly over our heads surveying our movements, it becomes evident that the fast evolving technologies of capturing images of war and violence have resulted, among other things, in an unprecedented extent of spectacles of conflict. Anaesthetized and disconcerted because of our repeated encounter with the visual representation of the ever increasing instances of strife, the potential democratic role of photographic images in addressing how we understand notions of pluralism, control, manipulation, terror and erasure gains precedence as we realize our numbness due to over-exposure. Propaganda, resistance and activism are re-narrated through a post- and yet neo-colonial frame of political intervention, control and detention by world powers, while the presence of photographic images of conflict has become firmly relocated, placed within contemporary art practice and the museum space.  At the same time, due to the proliferating technologies of production, the multiplicity of photographic practices, genres, uses and migrations of photographs, we are compelled to start thinking about photographic endeavours in terms of a multitude of photographies instead of the singularity of photography.


The advancements of technologies enable the gathering, collecting and storing of more and more images, allowing us to explore the conflictual dynamics of collections and of the ways in which archives are shaped.  Far from being interpreted merely as places of collection and order, archives have emphatically emerged as sites of social, historical, theoretical, artistic and political debate. Attempts to unravel the regenerative – sometimes even radical – potentials of state-ordained and institutional archiving practices reveal the disputed narratives of photographic archives and their role in chronicling conflict, materiality and dissonance.  Oscillating between what we do or do not allow to be included, and moving between the rigidness and fluidity with which we construct our rhetorics of visibility and invisibility, photographic archives emerge as contested territories.


The 2018 International Conference of Photography and Theory (ICPT2018) interweaves the ideas of the conflictual and the archival in relation to the photographic image. The open call is shaped on the basis of three thematic strands: Archiving Photographies; Wars, Tensions and Photographic Mediations; Photographies and Conflict as Cultural Product. Proposals for presentations should be submitted for one of the three strands and should address, but are not limited to, the following topics:



Archiving Photographies

  • Contesting the archive & contested archives
  • Dissonant archives
  • Affect and the embodied archive
  • Archival activism
  • Radical photographic archives, unarchiving, de-archiving
  • The photographic archive as healing or as trauma
  • The desire to archive contested narratives
  • Propaganda and other specialized archives
  • Contested biographies of an archive
  • Archive, conflict and education
  • Archives and photographic ecosystems
  • Archiving and photographic materialities
  • Invisible photographic archives
  • Queer and queering photographic archives
  • Conflict and interdisciplinary research into photographic archives


Conflicts and Photographic Mediations

  • Technologies of surveillance photography (e.g. drone images)
  • War reporting
  • Distributing contested & contesting the distribution of photographic images
  • Forensic photographies
  • Democracy under threat, and the centrality of the photographic medium
  • Multitudes and multiplicities: smartphone photographies as shared production, consumption, knowledge
  • Whistle-blowing and photographies
  • Control and manipulation of consuming photographies of conflict
  • Erasure, appropriation and remixing
  • Terrorism / anti-terrorism through contemporary photographic imagery
  • Photographic everydayness in areas of on-going strife, socially armed conflict, violent divisions
  • Photographies of domestic, urban, gender and other social and cultural conflicts
  • Photographic mediations of conflict and education
  • Voyeurism, ethics of producing and consuming photographies of conflict
  • Regional debates on photographies and conflict


Photographies and Conflict as Cultural Product

  • Photographic exhibitions of conflict
  • Curatorial practices addressing and exploring conflict through photography
  • Museums and photographies of conflict
  • Artistic processes involving or related to photographies capturing conflict and contestation
  • Exhibitions on propaganda and other politically-charged photographic practices
  • Photographies, conflict, exhibitions and education
  • Activism through contemporary photographic imagery
  • Post-colonial lives of photographies
  • Resistance through contemporary photographic imageries
  • Violence and war through contemporary photographic imageries
  • Photography and the conflict turn of contemporary art



We invite proposals for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) from various disciplines, such as: photography, art history and theory, visual sociology, anthropology, museology, philosophy, ethnography, education, cultural studies, visual and media studies, communications, and fine and graphic arts.


To propose a paper, please send

  1. A 400-word abstract with title(excluding references)
  2. Full name of each author with current affiliation and full contact details (address, email, phone number and title of presentation) are, for the purposes of blind refereeing, to be sent separately. A short biographical note (200 words) should also be included.


The two documents (abstract, contact details and bio) should be sent to icpt@photographyandtheory.com in Word format, in English, no later than Arpil 30th, 2018.


Please do not send pdf files. Also, please note that the above deadline is final.


Submitted proposals will go through a blind peer-reviewing and authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by June 15, 2018. For more information and conference updates, please visit the website of the International Association of Photography and Theory: www.photographyandtheory.com

Questions may be sent to: icpt@photographyandtheory.com


Important Dates:

– Deadline for submission: April 30, 2018

– Notification of authors: June 15, 2018

– Deadline for early registration: September 3, 2018

– Deadline for late registration: November 5, 2018

– Conference: November 22 – 24, 2018


Members of the Organizing Committee (ICPT2018)

Dr EvanthiaTselika, Chair, University of Nicosia, Cyprus/ Birkbeck University of London, UK

Despo Pasia, Chair, UCL – Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Nicolas Lambouris, Frederick University, Cyprus

Dr Elena Stylianou, European University, Cyprus

Dr Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Cyprus University of Technology

Dr Yiannis Toumazis, Frederick University/ Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre and Pierides Foundation, Cyprus

Nicos Philippou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Artemis Eleftheriadou, Frederick University, Cyprus



Members of the Scientific Committee (ICPT2018)

Prof. Liz Wells, University of Plymouth, UK

Prof. Martha Langford, Concordia University, Canada

Prof. Pam Meecham, University of London, UK

Dr Gabriel Koureas, Birkbeck University of London, UK

Dr Sarah Tuck, Valand Academy – University of Gothenburg& Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden

Dr Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Cyprus University of Technology

Dr EvanthiaTselika, University of Nicosia, Cyprus/ Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Despo Pasia, UCL – Institute of Education, UK

Dr Elena Stylianou, European University, Cyprus

Nicolas Lambouris, Frederick University, Cyprus

Exhibition Invitation

On 30 September 2017 at 8pm, NeMe invites you to the opening of Phenomenological Lightworks, an exhibition focusing on cameraless photography.

Phenomenological Lightworks

Over the past two decades photographers have witnessed major changes in imaging technologies. Digital cameras, computers & cell phones have allowed all people using these technologies to become ‘photographers.’ In addition, new imaging techniques now used in the sciences and social sciences have allowed both artists and scientists to make visible phenomena never seen before.

By focusing on the modalities of the medium, this exhibition separates itself from the historicities and ontological traditions of genre, pointing to new alternative ways of looking at and studying the processes of image creation. This practice is anchored in photography’s unrealised artistic potential to engage with new debates about ways of presenting, seeing, and interpreting the world.

Participants of the exhibition are Sheila Pinkel (US), Tim Otto Roth (DE), Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Omiros Panayides (CY).

Sheila Pinkel also led a series of workshops, the results of which will also be exhibited. The workshop participants are: Maria Andreou, Argyro Christodoulou, Anna Christophini, Nicholas Constantinou, Artemis Evlogimenou, Evdokia Georgiou, Nicole Ioannidou, Natalie Kalli, Erato Kantouna, Athinoula Karouzi, Vanessa Kirzi, Myrto Makridou, Flora Mavrommati, Christina Olympiou, Yiota Peratikou, Natalie Kalli, Eleni Pericleous Kesta, Liana Polycarpou, Ricci Desui, Elena Sarri Varnava, Elina Theodotou, Marios Theophilides, Yianna Theocharous, Zacharoula Varnava, George G. Vasileiades, Marina Yerali.

Venue: NeMe Arts Centre, Corner of Ellados & Enoseos streets, 3041 Limassol, Cyprus
Opening: 8pm, 30.09.2017
Exhibition duration: 30.09.2017 – 25.10.2017
Opening times: Tuesday-Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Events coordinator: Yiannis Colakides

Drawing with light

Call for Participants

NeMe, the Semiotics and Visual Communications Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology, and the Cyprus Photographic Society (Limassol Branch) are launching this open call for workshops participants from the arts, design, technology, other disciplines, and the general public.

The two workshops, Drawing with Light, will be focusing on cameraless photography and will be led by Los Angeles based artist, Sheila Pinkel. Participants will make cameraless images in both the darkroom and sunlight. They will also be encouraged to use whatever media they have access to in order to represent the flora of Cyprus and its meaning in our lives.

As darkroom space is limited there is a limit of 8 participants per group:

  • Group 1: Saturday September 9th & Saturday September 16th, 10am until 5pm (lunch break 1pm – 2:30pm)
  • Group 2: Sunday September 10th & Sunday 17th, 10am until 5pm (lunch break 1pm – 2:30pm)

Additional darkroom time can be arranged if required.

Those interested should call on 25-372675 to reserve a place by 7 September 2017.

The workshops will be in English and participation is free of charge.

Selected results from these workshops will be included in the exhibition Phenomenological Lightworks at the NeMe Arts Centre (30/09/2017 until 25/10/2017) and the exhibition publication.

Sheila Pinkel is a professor emeritus at the Pomona College, the international editor of Leonardo Journal, the chair of Leonardo LABS and a renowned artist with many awards including: Society for Photographic Honored Educator Western Region (2016), Asian Studies award (2010), Mellon Award (1998), Center for the Studies of Political Graphics Hammer Award (1996), Artist of the Year, City of Santa Monica (1988), Westwood Art Association Annual Award (1977).

Her work is in over 100 public collections which includes the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; MOCA Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Musee national d’art modern, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Federal Reserve, Washington, DC; Seattle Museum of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; California State University Northridge Art Museum, Northridge, CA; Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; Huntington Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA; Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KA; St. Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis, MI; Syracuse University Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas; Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA; Sears Art Museum, Di xie State University, St. George, Utah; Orlando Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL; Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts; University of Alabama Birmingham, AL; Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI.


COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.
The focus of ARKWORK is on training the next generation of scholars and stakeholders by involving future leaders of research but also high profile experts employed by the industry and public organisations through events and visits to foreign institutions is a key to the longevity of the outcomes.
COST Action Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment plans to fund approximately 10 Short term scientific missions (research exchange funding) over the period May 2017-April 2018, with an average funding/STSM of approximately €1500 (a maximum €2500 in total can be afforded to the grantee). Please note that the financial support available via this scheme is a contribution towards the travel and subsistence cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals with a high benefit/cost ratio.

Criteria for Funding

  1. The Applicant should be engaged in a research program as a post-graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution in a ARKWORK member country; ARKWORK member countries can be found at: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?parties
  2. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution BEFORE the submission of their application;
  3. The research subject of the STSM must be relevant for ARKWORK and the STSM must contribute to their aims of the network as described in its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU can be found at:http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?
  4. The Applicant and its host must be from two different ARKWORK member countries;
  5. STSM funding is a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs, and cannot be used as a salary;
  6. Duration of a standard STSM: a minimum of 5 working days and a maximum of 90 days, for ECIs the

    maximum length is 180 days.

  7. All STSMs need to be carried out within their entirety within a single grant period and within the

    Action’s lifetime;

  8. Geographical and gender balance issues will be taken into consideration;
  9. Applications from ECIs will be privileged.

Application Procedure

All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in Section 7 of the COST H2020 Vademecum. This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/participate/guidelines.

The applicants must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/ and submit their STSM applications online at: https://eservices.cost.eu/STSM

After submitting the application online the applicant has to download it and send it as an e-mail attachment together with the necessary supporting documents (CV, full work plan, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institution,
written agreement of the host institution) to the STSM Manager, Dr. Dorina Moullou (tmoullou@culture.gr) with the subject “ARKWORK – STSM Application – <applicant’s name>”.

The following information has to be encoded in the on-line registration form:

  • the Action number (CA15201)
  • the title of the planned STSM,
  • the key academic details of applicant, – the work plan,
  • the start and end dates
  • the bank details of applicant,
  • the host institution,
  • requested grant (amount for travel and subsistence).

Application Deadline

There will be three calls for STSM in the 2nd year of the ARKWORK Action:


Applications Deadline

Notification BY


26th June 2017

24th July 2017


15th Sep 2017

8th Oct 2017


02nd March 2018

11th March 2018



More information is available at



Dr. Dorina Moullou


Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Greece Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece
Email: tmoullou@culture.gr

EU Horizon 2020 Funding Received

We are happy to announce that the Cyprus University of Technology will be participating in the Innovative Training Network POEM (Participatory Memory Practices).



EU Horizon 2020


Innovative Training Network POEM


Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Gertraud Koch, University of Hamburg, Germany

Cyprus Coordinator: Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Cyprus University of Technology

Local supervisors: Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Prof. Panayiotis Zaphiris


Duration: 2018-2022


The Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network POEM trains future experts for the heritage sector and studies participatory memory practices and digital heritage in Europe. POEM starts in April 2018 with the recruitment of early stage researchers for 13 projects. Two of the 13 projects are being led by the Cyprus University of Technology. The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie.


Participatory memory work is critical to understanding the inclusion of memories across nations and social situation (gender, wealth, education, migration) into institutional memory work and heritage building and thus to acknowledge them as a significant part of the history and contemporary life in Europe. Over four years, and through 13 different projects, we will research participatory memory work; i.e. the strategies and practices of both public memory institutions, like libraries, archives, and museums, as well as individuals and diverse groups, who take advantage of digital technologies and social media to connect publicly, share materials, and participate in a socially inclusive way to remember or celebrate our cultural legacy, such as events, persons and ideas.


The innovative training network (ITN), called POEM, addresses the qualification of experts in the heritage sector who are competent with working with the mediatized memory ecology, the changing socio-technical, organisational, legal, economic, and ethical frameworks for the use of cultural materials in digital times. POEM will see the Cyprus University of Technology work with 6 European partner organisations, including the University of Hamburg in Germany, the University of Glasgow in the UK, Uppsala University in Sweden, Aarhus University in Denmark, and heritage experts such as the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Berlin, and Ashoka, civil society organization based in the UK. Support will also come from well-known international organizations and creative industries partners specializing in open knowledge, data and media literacy, social entrepreneurship and empowerment.


Funding comes from the European Union via Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), which supports high quality doctoral-level training and career development in and outside academia. As a European Training Network, the programme will train the next generation of researchers in methods necessary to make significant progress in understanding participatory memory work. The research and training will be structured around three themes to study how connectivities are built by institutions, people and groups, and by memory modalities for a socially inclusive, participatory heritage work and what facilitates or hinders collaboration.


COST Action COST-ARKWORK CA15201 Training School 2017 – Call for Trainees

Theme: Studying Archaeological fieldwork, knowledge production, and the digital environment

Date & Location: Athens, Greece,  6.-10. Nov 2017 (5 days)

Local Host: Digital Curation Unit/Athena Research Centre, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Association of Greek Archaeologists

Venue: Association of Greek Archaeologists

About this Training School

The training school aims to get participants acquainted with the goals, theories, concepts and methods of the study of archaeological practices, by examining state-of-the-art digital field methods and how these have changed archaeological knowledge production in science and heritage management. During the training school we will explore how archaeologists are conducting fieldwork and how they document their work and findings in different countries and contexts. We will further examine how this analysis of archaeological knowledge work can contribute to developing fieldwork practices and the use and usability of archaeological findings by different stakeholder groups.



More information here: