Feb 4

The inaugural Culture Community Plenary on February 4 marks the official launch of the NFDI4Culture consortium. Over the coming years, NFDI4Culture will work to devise solutions for data collection, assurance of data quality, the development of data services, data publication and availability, as well as address ethical and legal issues, including qualification and training.

The public programme, aside from celebrating the founding of the consortium presided over by the President of the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl, and the director of the NFDI, Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, will also feature lectures encouraging exchange and discussion from the NFDI4Culture specialist fields of architecture, art history, media studies, musicology, and dance and theatre studies.

The virtual event format will include artistic presentations from the realms of visual and performing arts, and music. Enes Türkoğlu will present a live performance featuring digital versions of a Turkish shadow play, a project also accessible online. The vocal ensemble AuditivVokal will transport listeners from the technical discussion to the sensory world of music through the Zoom conference. In the evening, following prior registration, there will be a one-hour tour of the Area for Virtual Art, a new virtual platform for the exchange and networking of artists.