Flora and fauna in historical perspective


The wonderful world of animals and plants still has so many undiscovered stories. The ATHENA data portal combines historical, archaeological and ecological data by species to facilitate interdisciplinary research into Dutch biodiversity in the near and distant past.

During the launch, the initiators talk about the realization of the project with the help of many partners, the inexhaustible resources and the limitless possibilities. This promises to be an interesting afternoon for nature lovers and professionals.

This project is financed by CLARIAH: a distributed research infrastructure for researchers in the humanities.

When: Monday 1 July 2019, 13:00 - 17:30 (including drinks)
Where: Aula Academiegebouw (reception and drinks in Room 1636) Domplein 29, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
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13:00 – 13:30 Reception with coffee & tea
13:30 – 13:40 Opening
13:40 – 14:10 Database and biology: Thomas van Goethem, Radboud Universiteit & Universiteit Utrecht
14:10 – 14:40 History: Jan Luiten van Zanden, Universiteit Utrecht
14:40 – 15:10 Archeology: Inge van der Jagt & Otto Brinkkemper, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed
15:10 – 15:30 Citizen science project: ‘'Adopt an animal or a plant’
15:30 – 16:00 Casestudy ‘De bolderik’: Joop Schaminée, Radboud Universiteit & Wageningen University & Research
16:00 – 16:30 Casestudy ‘De ringslang’: Rob Lenders, Radboud Universiteit
16:30 – 17:30 Closing & drinks


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