Call for Applications | 06. July 2021

Call for Papers: 2nd Culture Community Plenary 17.-19.11.2021 in Mainz

Children group in carnival costume in Roßwein with added script

Announcement first Culture Community Plenary

"Children group in carnival costume in Roßwein with added script" Creator: Günther Hanisch

As the most important anual event in NFDI4Culture, the Culture Community Plenary (CCP) is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge between the consortium and the community. It serves to report on the targets achieved to date and on further developments. It also serves to involve the 4Culture community, for example through keynote presentations on initiatives and projects in the domain of material and immaterial cultural heritage. For the upcoming Plenary, we would like to offer different formats to foster consortial collaboration and ensure extensive exchange of knowledge, expertise and exprerience.

The Plenary will be held at the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz.

Since NFDI4Culture works with a particularly diverse and innovative community through the participation of architecture, art, music, theater, dance, film, and media studies, we would like to invite you to actively shape the Community Days on Wednesday and Friday. Please choose between a variety of formats for the submission:


Slots of 30 minutes are available for presentations (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion). You can submit papers on the following topics:

  • - Ongoing research data projects in the Culture disciplines at all stages
  • - New developments, tools, and research findings
  • - Policy, legal, and technical frameworks for research data

Please submit an abstract of 1-2 pages.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to provide the community with low-threshold information about your current topics in short keynote presentations (10 minutes). Submissions from the following areas are accepted for this purpose:

  • - Research data projects in the culture subjects at all stages
  • - Tools and services
  • - Concepts and ideas

Please submit an abstract of no more than 1 page.


Workshops provide an opportunity to share new knowledge and skills and for collaborative work. They have a time frame of 3 hours, with at least one coffee break included. Workshops with the following focus areas can be submitted:

  • - New tools and services
  • - Hands-on tutorials
  • - Collaborative formats such as datathons, hackathons, or writeathons

Please submit an abstract of 2-5 pages outlining, among other things: Format, target audience, maximum number of participants.


Please submit your ideas for lightning talkspresentation and workshops through the according forms.

Please note that the CCP is currently being planned as an in-person event at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz. Should this not be possible because of the current situation, the plenary will be held virtually.

The application deadline for formats is September 08, 2021 and submissions can be sent to the  Culture Coordination Office.