Prof Costis Dallas
Athena Research Centre & University of Toronto
Dr Costis Dallas is Director of the Collaborative Programs and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto and a founding Research Fellow of the Digital Curation Unit (DCU), IMIS-Athena Research Centre in Athens, Greece. His research focuses on information practice in the field of cultural heritage, memory and scholarship, on knowledge representation of material culture, and on curation infrastructures. As Chair of the DARIAH-EU Digital Methods and Practices Observatory Working Group (DiMPO), he is involved in a longitudinal European survey and in a multiple case studies trans-European inquiry on digitally-enabled humanities research. He participated in the development of the NeMO methods ontology, and was co-Principal Investigator in several EU-funded research projects. He currently works on developing a theoretical framework for the digital curation of thing cultures, shaped by increasingly distributed, pervasive digital infrastructures, such as participatory online information practices “in the wild”, and cultural memory and identity interactions between communities, amateurs and professionals on social network sites. His recent written work includes “Heritage Encounters on Social Network Sites, and the Affiliative Power of Objects”, and “Digital Curation beyond the ‘Wild Frontier’: A Pragmatic Approach”.