ICARUS and the European Time Machine

European Time Machine Consortium Steering Committee elected

On September 18th, the steering committee of the European Time Machine Consortium was elected. Goal of the project consortium is to obtain 1 billion EUR of funding to support Digital Humanities in Europe. The project aim is to make more than 2000 years of history accessible to researchers, citizen science, and industry. The project will build an infrastructure to unite Digital Humanities using an interface that allows to map any historical artefact, text, or person and their interrelations with respect to time and space. One possible interaction scheme is a „time machine“ that allows access using AR and VR methods. Furthermore, the project also brings industry perspectives to humanities enabling „time warps“ that are individualised trips that allow virtual and augmented travel.

The newly elected members of the steering committee are:
  • Frederic Kaplan, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Julia Nordegraaf, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mike Kestemont, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Andreas Maier, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Thomas Aigner, International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS)

We are proud to be able to support this unique project and offer our expertise and knowledge!