Time Machine FET Flagship

Date: 8 December 2016

Introduction: The Centre for Urban History is part of a consortium of 45 European institutions which is launching a FET Flagship appeal for the creation of an ambitious European cultural project.

The Centre for Urban History (University of Antwerp) is part of a consortium of 45 European institutions, coming from 18 countries and supported by 11 international programmes, which is launching a FET Flagship appeal for the creation of an ambitious European cultural project. The FET Flagships are major European programmes eligible for funding up to a billion euros.

The Time Machine FET Flagship builds a Large Scale Simulator mapping 2000 years of European History, transforming kilometres of archives and large collections from museums into a digital information system. These Big Data of the Past are common resources for the future that will have a huge cultural, economical and societal impact. Researchers from all over the world are now joining forces to bring the past back in one of the most ambitious project ever on European culture and identity.

The CSG acts as the only Belgian partner in the Flagship appeal which is coordinated Frédéric Kaplan (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). The CSG acts as the only Belgian partner in the Flagship appeal which is coordinated Frédéric Kaplan (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). Frédéric is looking for other Belgian partners from key museums, cultural heritage institutions, who can contact him by email.

The crucial decision to fund the Time Machine project affects us all. We believe Time Machine and the projects it will generate represent a unique opportunity to take Europe’s cultural heritage to the future, enhanced as a shared patrimony and a common history, for the next generations...



Url: http://timemachineproject.eu/