As informal meetings, our barcamps offer space for the exchange of ideas and the creation of new initiatives in the context of cultural heritage research data. We are also happy to provide advice and guidance on these formats.
We organize barcamps to create a lively discussion platform for current developments with the community and to promote the creation of new initiatives.
Barcamps focus on the intensive exchange of ideas between participants. In contrast to a traditional conference with a fixed lecture program and invited speakers, a barcamp is an open format. It thrives on exchange, interaction, and participation. In parallel sessions, interested parties come together to discuss topics that are proposed directly by the participants. In principle, a barcamp is completely open-ended; it is primarily about exchanging ideas, brainstorming, and networking.
Our barcamps serve as an interface for the 4Culture research community, with a focus on broad participation. They are aimed at people without prior knowledge up to experts, researchers at universities up to GLAM institutions, research projects in the making up to completed projects with a wealth of practical experience, and all interested parties from the fields of musicology, art history, archaeology and architecture to theater, film and media studies and all others.
Our barcamps are thus an open and central platform for academic dialog and the joint shaping of the digital future in the context of cultural heritage.
Hundreds of participants have used these informal gatherings to share their questions and ideas and find like-minded people.
In addition to running them, NFDI4Culture provides advice and active support to ensure that barcamps are used effectively to promote participatory research data practices. The barcamp format is also regularly used intensively by the NFDI4Culture partners, e.g. at the Barcamp WikiRemembrance 2023.