Since graduating M.Sc. (Hons) in Informatics in 1991, Milena Dobreva worked in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on digitisation of cultural heritage where she earned her PhD degree in Informatics (1999) and served as the founding head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria (2004). In 2007 she was a guest researcher at the University of Glasgow contributing to the DELOS network of excellence in digital libraries. In 2008-2011 she worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and served as the principal investigator for projects funded by the European Commission, JISC and Scottish Funding Council. Since 2012 she is an Associate Professor in the University of Malta where under her guidance the programmes in library, information, and archival science had been updated and extended with a Master’s course in Documentary Heritage and Melitensia. In 2014-15 Milena contributed to the EC-funded project Civic Epistemologies, which developed a roadmap for citizen science in digital cultural heritage. Milena regularly evaluates for the European Commission programmes in the area of e-Infrastructures and digital humanities.
Studied Computer Science at the University of Kiel and received PhD in 2013. Vice President of the biggest German genealogy association, the Society for Computer Scientists with more than 3600 members. Research focus on semantic web technologies, modelling of historic facts, data normalization, development of methods to effectively move from printed sources to high quality Linked Data through for example crowd sourcing.
Automotive engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Programming in numerous languages and application development have been part of my work throughout my career, and a hobby since my school days. Employed at BMW in Munich since 2012 in the area of vehicle concept development.
Historian, physicist and digital humanist. 2001-2006 research assistant in the DFG-project “Regesta Imperii Online”. 2007 – 2012 leading position in the project management of the Mainz Academy and the “Digital Academy”. Technical expert of the Mainz Academy’s IT-panel. Research assistant in the project “Regesta of Frederic III” in Gießen, interface between Regesta Imperii and “Digital Academy”. Current research topics: Cistercians in Hesse, application of graph databases and network analysis tools for historians, digital usage of historical source databases, search strategies for historical source databases.
Born in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) in 1958, Peer Boselie studied at the Rijksarchiefschool (Den Haag 1979) and theology and church-history (Heerlen/Nijmegen 1996). He worked as an archivist in Eindhoven, Maastricht and Sittard. Since 1999 he is director of the Sittard-Geleen and regional archives, from 2010 to 2015 also director of the Euregional Historic Centre (now Archief De Domijnen).