Presentation on theme: "A repository for sources about European colonial architecture and town planning (c.1850–1970): Creating a digital tool for transnational research Dr Pauline."— Presentation transcript:
A repository for sources about European colonial architecture and town planning (c.1850–1970): Creating a digital tool for transnational research Dr Pauline K.M. van Roosmalen Open Access Symposium Delft October 23, 2014
CONTEXT Institut national du patrimoine, Paris ‘Le patrimoine architectural des empires coloniaux Européens’ September 7-9, 2005 COST Action IS0904, Brussels ‘European Architecture beyond Europe’ June 2011-June 2014
To produce a broader understanding of the worldwide spread of European architecture across empires during the nineteenth and twentieth century by focusing on its vectors, connections, semantics and materiality in a large range of geographic and linguistic contexts engaging both Western and non-Western environments. The development of digital resources as a first step towards the building of a research infrastructure. The main goal is to create a global network of researchers active in the field.
French Indo ChinaDutch East Indies British India
IDEA & REALISATION Delft University of Technology Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment History of Architecture & Urban Planning ∙ Pauline K.M. van Roosmalen TU Delft Library Corporate Office Information and Communication Technology / ICT DPD ∙ Frits van Latum ∙ Paul Suijker
INFRASTRUCTURE Repository Website CONTENT Text documentsbooks, journals, reports, minutes, etc. Imagescontemporary photographs, films Archivescorrespondence, reports, drawings, plans, etc. Maps
OBJECTIVES Stimulate collaboration Eliminate geographical, economic and linguistic barriers to access sources Facilitate easy (digital) open access to relevant and often geographically dispersed documents/sources Support and enhance transnational and/or comparative studies Support restoration and revitalisation projects
PLANNING & FUNDING Phase 1 (2011-14) FundingNetherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, The Hague DutchCulture centre for international cooperation, Amsterdam COST Action European architecture beyond Europe, Brussels AreaNetherlands and former Dutch colonies Phase 2 (2014 and beyond) FundingEurope and former colonies AreaEurope and former colonies
PHASE 1 (2011-2014) Design and build repository and website Define search modules, key words, etc. Build integrated search facilities with other relevant repositories Identify, localise, define and digitise relevant sources Harvest digitised sources Complement metadata of available digitised material Build up an (inter)national network for content, IT and funding
PHASE 2 (2014 and beyond) Identify and localise relevant institutes and sources in Europe and beyond Initiate and coordinate digitisation projects with European and non-European partners Expand integrated search facilities with other relevant repositories Expand (inter)national network for content, IT and funding Define and execute research (and design) projects
PARTNERS & CROWDS Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (former Netherlands Architecture Institute) Leiden University Libraries, Leiden Tropenmuseum, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, Amsterdam Atlantic World and the Dutch Atlas of Mutual Heritage Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta Bandung Society for Heritage, Bandung PETRA Christian University, Surabaya COST Action ‘European architecture beyond Europe’
WORKSHOPS INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 2013) Partners Petra Catholic University, Surabaya Erasmus Huis, Jakarta Institute of Technology, Bandung Bandung Society for Heritage, Bandung Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta Special visitNational Archive of the Republic Indonesia, Jakarta Participants142 Guest speakeres7 News papers 4
ARCHITECTURE ELECTRONIC COLLECTIONS COLONIAL ARCHIVES URBANISM PLANNING DIGITAL global access repository built heritage sources
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