[Videos online] International Conference – FAIR Heritage (17th-18th June 2020, Virtual meeting)

FAIR Heritage: Digital Methods, Scholarly Editing and Tools for Cultural and Natural Heritage

Virtual Meeting
17th-18th June 2020

Documents :
FAIR Heritage Booklet of abstracts
FAIR Heritage Comments

This international conference is organised in the framework of the ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines Programme and the MASA Consortium, in partnership with Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

A plethora of data about cultural and/or natural heritage is nowadays available to both public and private institutions (e.g., universities, libraries, archives, museums, etc.). These data are highly heterogeneous in terms of both formats and contents. In addition, the way in which they are organized and characterized depends on the socio-cultural contexts of different working communities, their research methodologies, languages, and ways of thinking. As a consequence of this heterogeneity, it is hard to find connections across multiple datasets or to agree on data publishing policies and shared vocabularies to describe data in a common manner.

Researchers and stakeholders challenge this situation by relying on theories, methodologies, and technologies developed in areas such as Linguistics, Conceptual modeling, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge representation and reasoning. These research efforts are characterized by a strong interdisciplinary nature and their methods are nowadays largely exploited in Social Sciences and Humanities (including Digital Humanities).

The purpose of the conference is to bring together multiple research communities and stakeholders working with Open Science and FAIR principles in the context of heritage studies. As advocated by the European Commission, FAIR principles play a decisive role to define guidelines and valuable tools for managing data in robust ways. We are particularly interested in research questions addressing both methodological and application challenges emerging from data management practices (e.g., data modeling, sharing, integration, analysis, etc.). The conference will provide guidance and ensure the sustainability and implementation of the FAIR model in the context of the European Open Science Cloud. For this purpose to be achieved, the conference will host practical sessions where participants can familiarize with existing methods and tools, and can present their own applications.


Dr Emilio Maria Sanfilippo, LE STUDIUM Research Fellow /  ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines Programme in residence at the Center for Advanced Renaissance Studies (CESR)/CNRS, University of Tours – FR

Dr Xavier Rodier, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Director of the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire (MSH VdL)



  • Emmanuelle Bryas, French National Institute for Preventive Aecheological Research (Inrap) – FR
  • Pierre-Yves Buard, House of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities of Caen (MRSH), University of Caen – FR
  • Johann Forte, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR) / CNRS, University of Tours – FR
  • Roberta Ferrario, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), ISTC-CNR – IT
  • Ludger Jansen, Institute of Philosophy, Rostock University – DE
  • Corinne Jouys-Barbelin, National Archaeology Museum of Saint-Germain-en-Laye – FR
  • Adeline Joffres, TGIR Huma-Num / CNRS, University Aix-Marseille – FR
  • Marion Lamé, LE STUDIUM Research Fellow, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR) / CNRS, University of Tours – FR
  • Béatrice MARKHOFF,Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Computer Science of Tours (LIFAT), University of Tours – FR
  • Alessandro Mosca, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano –  IT
  • Olivier Marlet, CITERES / CNRS, MSH, University of Tours – FR
  • Aurélien Montagu, Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies – Orléans & Tours – FR
  • Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania – IT
  • Blandine Nouvel, Mediterranean House of Human Sciences & GdS Frantiq / CNRS, University Aix-Marseille – FR
  • Elena Pierazzo, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR) / CNRS, University of Tours – FR
  • Nathalie Le Tellier-Becquart, House of Social Sciences (MSH) Mondes / CNRS, University Paris Nanterre & Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – FR
  • Perrine Thuringer, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR) / CNRS, University of Tours – FR
  • Miled Rousset, House of the Orient and the Mediterranean (MOM) / CNRS, University Lumière Lyon 2 – FR
  • Damien Vurpillot, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR) / CNRS, University of Tours – FR





SESSION 1: Ontologies and Semantic Web technologies for cultural heritage



SESSION 2: Data Management for Natural heritage



​SESSION 3: Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, methodologies, and tools















SESSION  4: Data mining and NLP for cultural heritage



SESSION  5:  Information systems for 3D data and semantic annotations



SESSION  6:  Digital data services for cultural heritage