The main objective of this project was to cooperate on creating a virtual infrastructure that enables a de-localized community of scholars in humanities to engage in collaborative research and to publish their results on the Web.
The initiative sought to develop an online learning system that would bridge between research and education. The ambition was that education go beyond transfer of information and focus on the development of skills for critical thought and independent scientific activities among research students and young scholars. MAKASH was invited to join the action in the context of this specific task.
Cooperation took place through three Working Groups (WGs): WG 1: Communities, WG 2: Software, WG 3: Policy. More information can be obtained in the sites of the action; its detailed work plan and memorandum of understanding (MoU).
MAKASH was very active in the network that evolved through this Action. One of the consequences was its leading role in the preparation of a proposal, with the
MAKASH presentation at the Seminar: From Ink to Cloud – the European Corrspondence of Jacob Burckhardt. Cortona, Italy, 9-11 April 2015:
Digital Content, VREs (Virtual Research Environments) and Communities of Practice.
MAKASH presentation at the meeting of the Action: Our communities with a view towards e-Learning. Bergen, Norway, 28-30 May 2010.
Europeana for Scholarship, research and eLearning.
Resources and Presentations
The dilemmas of digitization:
Thinking about the Past, Planning the Future. How to Digitize the Humanities? (Oxford)
Our communities, with a view towards e-Learning Meeting in Bergen, May 28-30, 2010 (local organizer: Alois Pichler)
Presentation by Francesca di Donato:
Quick Start Guide to Create Open Scholarly Communities on the Web
Blog by Jonathan Gray: Open Scholarly Communities on the Web
Blog by Peter Murray-Rust: Open Scholarly Communities on the Web
The European Correspondence to Jacob Burckhardt by Susanne Muller
Burckhardt Source hosts the critical edition of the letters written to Jacob Burckhardt one of the most important European correspondences of the 19th century:
Nietzsche Source is a web site devoted to the publication of scholarly content on the work and life of Friedrich Nietzsche:
Wittgenstein Source provides free access to Wittgenstein primary source editions: