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KU Leuven - Cultural Studies Digital (CS Digital)
Cultural Studies

 Contact details
Contact personProfessor Fred Truyen
StreetBlijde-Inkomststraat 21 PB 3301 
Address 3000 - Leuven (Belgium) 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)1-10 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Visual arts
» Cultural Heritage
» Virtual Museums

 Brief description of your activity focus
CS Digital specialises in digitization of Cultural Heritage, in particular fine arts and photography

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
CS Digital has as a main research focus Digitized Cultural Heritage and Digital Culture. This research can be
considered part of what is called Digital Humanities. In particular, CS Digital works on digitization with
photographic techniques of art heritage and of digitization of photographic heritage. CS Digital is a member of
Photoconsortium. Its methodology is in line with Cultural Studies traditions. Besides digitization CS Digital also works
on Online Publishing and Online Learning for Cultural Studies.
CS Digital works with Cultural Institutions and technology partners to push the adoption of imaging technologies in
the GLAM sector. It is embedded in European Networks such as Europeana and Dariah. CS Digital technically supports
the Open Journal Image [&] Narrative and maintains the Cultural Studies blog. For its research it has access to the
KU Leuven Imaging Lab, and can bring very high end imaging (multispectral/reflectance) expertise to the table.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Participation and citizenship in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleEUROPEAN Ancient PHOTOgraphic vintaGe repositoRies of digitAlized Pictures of Historic qualitY
Specific ThemeDigitization of Cultural Heritage
Project websitehttp://www.europeana-photography.eu
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleEuropeanaSpace— Spaces of possibility for the creative re-use of Europeana’s content
AcronymEuropeana Space
Specific ThemeCreative reuse of Cultural Heritage
Project websitehttp://www.europeana-space.eu
CoordinatorCoventry University
Project #3
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleCivic Epistemologies: Development of a Roadmap for Citizen Researchers in the age of Digital Culture
AcronymCIVIC Epistemologies
Specific ThemeCitizen participation to science
Project websitehttp://www.civic-epistemologies.eu
CoordinatorMinistero del sviluppo Economico Italy
Project #4
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleHOME - Higher Education Online: MOOCs the European Way
Specific ThemeMOOCs, education
Project websitehttp://home.eadtu.eu/
Project #5
Project TypeNational
Project TitleRICH - Reflectance imaging for Cultural Heritage
Specific ThemeDigitization of manuscripts
Project websitehttp://www.illuminare.be/rich_project

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