ARIADNE Individual training: Scientific datasets

Datum: 2015-03-16 till 2015-06-15
Organisatör: Athena Research Centre
Plats: Xanthi, Greece

Hemsida: ARIADNE 2015 Summer Schools

Duration: 3-5 days

Period: April 2015 – November 2015 (limited availability on August)

Description of the TNA offered:

The TNA targets archaeologists (primarily) and scientists with a specific interest in scientific methods available in a specific “theme” of archaeological research and/or archaeologists with a predefined archaeological problem requiring the assistance of scientific methods and data. The goal is to enable researchers and professionals to efficiently create and manage datasets deriving from the use of scientific analytical activity for the documentation of artefacts and the interpretation of archaeological finds.

The topics available for 2015 will be: a) archaeological dating, and b) provenance of ceramic artifacts. 

The TNA will provide the necessary facilities, technical know-how and support to get visitors acquainted with scientific methods available to support the archaeological research, and learn how to:

  • interpret laboratory results / scientific datasets from an archaeological point of view
  • manage and read behind the data (metadata and paradata)
  • incorporate laboratory results / scientific datasets into the investigation of an archaeological problem
  • effectively design archaeological projects that make use of scientific datasets

The Visitor will attend, if it is required, instruction and training sessions on selected methods and as a training exercise, based on the received information, will prepare and execute a “solution” plan for his/her problem or his/her special interest. Upon completion of a visit an “assessment” session will be held to evaluate the outcome of the visit and determine possible required future actions.

An expert–“personal tutor” will be appointed to each visitor that will receive the visitor and provide guidance through his/her entire stay while he will remain available for remote contact and assistance following the visit.


Visitors should come with a predefined problem or a specific interest requiring the assistance of scientific laboratory methods and data.  General knowledge of scientific applications in archaeology is recommended.

Information on how to apply, see website.

ARIADNE Individual training: Mapping existing datasets to CIDOC-CRM

Datum: 2015-03-16 till 2015-06-15
Organisatör: Polo Universitario "Città di Prato"
Plats: Prato, Italy

Hemsida: ARIADNE 2015 Summer Schools

Duration: 3-5 days

Period: Access is offered throughout 2015; exact dates by arrangement between the applicants and PIN

Description of the TNA offered:

The goal is to enable researchers and professionals to map their datasets to the CIDOC CRM standard, an exercise required to integrate them in a wider framework such as the ARIADNE one. The transnational access to PIN’s facilities will provide a summary background of CIDOC CRM, showing some case studies and some frequently used templates (e.g. for chronology, authorship, locations, etc.). The remaining time will be dedicated to developing the mappings of students’ case studies, which they will carry out under the supervision of specialists.

Pre-requisites: general knowledge of CIDOC CRM.

Information on how to apply, see website.

IASSIST Conference 2015

Datum: 2015-06-02 till 2015-06-05
Organisatör: University of Minnesota, IASSIST
Plats: Minneapolis, MN

Hemsida: IASSIST 2015

"The theme of the 2015 conference "Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context". Going hand in hand with the well-known digital divide is a growing inequity in access to data. Increasing budget concerns have placed strains on governments, universities, and other institutions in the provision of data services. From the cancellation of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, to the controversy over the Canadian Census long form, to political barriers in the data collection process in some countries, access to data and the data divide presents organizational, economic and educational challenges to the community of data professionals worldwide.

As data professionals it is our role to demonstrate how access to data improves organizational standing and relevance, how shared infrastructure reduces the costs for agencies to setup data sharing platforms and how developing data literacy programs fits with the mission of our universities. This year, the international focus of IASSIST shines on how we can improve access to data for people across the globe."

From SND Olof Olsson will participate in the conference.

ELAG Conference 2015

Datum: 2015-06-09 till 2015-06-11
Organisatör: Kungliga biblioteket, ELAG
Plats: Kungliga biblioteket, Stockholm

Hemsida: ELAG 2015

"The theme that was chosen for this year ELAG conference is "DATA". Libraries are facing the challenge to get involved in managing not just traditional bibliographic data. We also see that traditional bibliographic meta data needs to be unlocked from the library-domain and should start to comply with the way data is handled outside the library-domain."

From SND Sofia Arvidsson will participate in the conference with the presentation "A system for keeping data around: meeting the challenges of the future".

ARIADNE Summer school: 2D/3D documentation for archaeology

Datum: 2015-06-22 till 2015-06-26
Organisatör: ISTI-CNR, The Institute of Information Science and Technologies
Plats: Pisa, Italy

Hemsida: ARIADNE 2015 Summer Schools

Description of the TNA offered:

The goal is to introduce: (a) the technologies for producing 2D and 3D documentation for archaeological purposes, considering both the small scale (artworks, findings) and the large scale (monuments, sites); and (b) the methodologies for providing visual access to the data gathered.  The TNA will provide both lessons (presenting introductions to the techniques) and practical hands-on sessions to test and experiment with the technologies. Participants will be divided in small groups in the latter sessions. Individual work is a primary component of the TNA experience. It is expected that participants will bring research projects or tasks to be accomplished during the Summer School under the supervision and advice of the TNA tutors, and will practice on those case studies.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge on the digitization process (3D/2D) and on sampled data processing.

Information on how to apply, see website.

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research 2015

Datum: 2015-06-22 till 2015-08-14
Organisatör: ICPSR
Plats: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hemsida: ICPSR summer program

Since 1963, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has offered the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research as a complement to its data services. The Summer Program provides a comprehensive program of studies in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology.

The ICPSR Summer Program offers two four-week sessions that include a variety of statistical workshops and lectures, as well as workshops that examine the impact of various methodologies on specific substantive issues. Additionally, the four-week curriculum features nightly informal lectures presented by research scholars who have made important contributions to the development of social science methodology. The four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the University of Michigan campus.

The ICPSR Summer Program also offers numerous 3- to 5-day workshops on a variety of statistical topics and substantive issues. Many of these workshops take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as other locations across the United States and Canada.

Participants in each year's Summer Program generally represent about 25 different departments and disciplines from over 350 colleges, universities, and organizations around the world. While the largest number of participants are drawn from sociology, psychology, and political science, the increasing number of individuals from disciplines across the social and behavioral sciences—including education, economics, public health, public policy, social work, criminal justice, and business administration, among others—illustrates the breadth of interest in and impact of the Summer Program.

The 1st Annual conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Datum: 2015-06-25 till 2015-06-26
Organisatör: Digital Repository of Ireland
Plats: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Hemsida: DPASSH 2015

The Digital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference is a response to the ever increasing problem of digital preservation within the arts and social science subject domain. It seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation in the social and cultural realms and provide a platform for early career researchers, academics, scholars, cultural heritage and research institutions as well as libraries, archives and industry to engage and discuss the problem domain and exchange ideas on the solution.

DPASSH 2015, “Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record”, is now open and submissions are invited from all sectors and perspectives (academics, researchers, students, industry, cultural heritage institutions, preservation infrastructures, etc.) for a variety of presentation formats (long or short paper and poster presentations) that critically reflect on all areas relating to digital preservation in the humanities and social sciences, arts, and cultural heritage sectors.

Please see the Call for Papers for more details.


Registration will open in 2015. Fees for the conference cover attendance for two days including lunch, tea and coffee breaks, and a reception.

Full delegate rate: €100
Student rate: €70

ARIADNE Summer school: Emerging digital practices in archaeological research

Datum: 2015-06-28 till 2015-07-03
Organisatör: Athena Research Centre
Plats: Athens, Greece

Hemsida: ARIADNE 2015 Summer Schools

Duration: 5 days

Description of the TNA offered:

The goal is to enable researchers and professionals to engage with cutting edge and emerging digital practices of archaeological research, ranging from new methods to capture, organize and curate fieldwork information to new approaches to archaeological interpretation and dissemination, mediated by digital infrastructures.  The TNA will provide ca. 20 researchers already engaged to some extent in digitally-enabled work (innovators, early adopters and early majority researchers, in Rogers’ diffusion of innovation model) with a structured format to share, discuss and elaborate innovative research practices and methods.

Format: the TNA will focus on a detailed elaboration of a small number of scenarios or digitally-enabled archaeological research that make use of emerging digital infrastructures, tools and services, put in the context of select methodological sources on digital archaeology, bringing together the research experiences of participants, and leveraging the ARIADNE registry and other information systems, as well as ontological work on understanding archaeological practices and methods. It will combine formal presentations with structured discussion and breakout learner-oriented activities. Invited discussants and presenters will include members of the ARIADNE Special Interest Group on archaeological research methods and practices, collectively possessing significant expertise on digital archaeology, as well as visiting researchers attached to the network of foreign archaeological schools in Greece and neighbouring countries. Participants will be invited to co-author a report, summarizing lessons learned from the summer school, individual contributions, and a futures view on digital archaeology.


An understanding of archaeological research principles and methods (excavation, survey, post-excavation, or artefact-based); exposure to at least one aspect of digitally-enabled archaeological work (e.g., digital capture, databases, GIS, 3D modelling, statistical analysis, e-publishing). Prior experience with digital methods, tools or infrastructures for research purposes is desirable.

Information on how to apply, see website.

ARIADNE Summer school: Design of archaeological datasets

Datum: 2015-07-06 till 2015-07-10
Organisatör: ISTI-CNR, The Institute of Information Science and Technologies
Plats: Pisa, Italy

Hemsida: ARIADNE 2015 Summer Schools

Content: the course aims at providing students with an introduction to metadata design for archaeological datasets, with perspective content provided as case studies by the students. The school will consist of some introductive lectures followed by hands-on seminars in which the design is developed by the students with the supervision of ISTI experts and then collectively discussed.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of mark-up languages, metadata and semantics.

Information on how to apply, see website.

4th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology 2015

Datum: 2015-08-06 till 2015-08-28
Organisatör: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Plats: Cologne, Germany

Hemsida: GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

The program for the 4th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology 2015 is online and registration is open. The Summer School will be held from August 6 to 28 at GESIS Cologne, Germany. 18 courses are scheduled, among which 4 short courses and 14 one-week courses. Here is an overview of the courses on offer this year:

Short Courses:

One-week courses:

Thanks to our cooperation with CDSS, University of Mannheim, participants can obtain up to 4 ECTS points per one-week course. In addition to courses, we have – also thanks to our sponsors – prepared a number of plenary and social events including weekly welcome receptions with finger food and drinks on the GESIS roof terrace, cultural and social outing as well as evening talks by experts in Survey Methodology.

The registration deadline is May 31st (but in order to secure a place and affordable accommodation, we recommend early registration). Those who book and pay for a course by April 30th will receive a 50 Euro discount off the one-week course fees. A limited number of bursaries, provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is available for international participants.


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