The ACDH is a cooperation partner in PARTHENOS, a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework, which started in May 2015. The project is coordinated by Franco Niccolucci (PIN, Italy) and carried out by 15 partners. The ACDH is particularly involved in Work Packages 5 (Interoperability and semantics) & 6 (Services and tools), leading the task Resource Discovery Tools (WP6). In addition, the ACDH contributes to Work packages 2 (Community involvement and requirements), 3 (Common policies and implementation strategies), and 4 (Standardization) as well as to dissemination activities (WP8).

PARTHENOSPooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies — 

"aims at strengthening the cohesion of research in the broad sector of Linguistic Studies, Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History, Archaeology and related fields through a thematic cluster of European Research Infrastructures, integrating initiatives, e-infrastructures and other world class infrastructures, and building bridges between different, although tightly, interrelated fields. PARTHENOS will achieve this objective through the definition and support of common standards, the coordination of joint activities, the harmonization of policy definition and implementation, and the development of pooled services and of shared solutions to the same problems." (Call: H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1, EU Proposal number: 654119)

PARTHENOS has produced several reports with contributions from the ACDH, among them the deliverables D2.1 User Requirements Report and D4.1 Standardization Survival Kit.

As a first major project output, PARTHENOS has recently launched the PARTHENOS Training Suite, a collection of material to support training in digital research infrastructures. This site provides training modules and resources in digital humanities and research infrastructures from PARTHENOS and associated projects. The site can be used by both learners and trainers alike.


ACDH Contacts
Matej Ďurčo (
Karlheinz Mörth (