Dear Time Machine friends!

Sadly, the first few months of the year 2022 have been overshadowed by gruesome news and events. In a wave of solidarity people all over the world have taken action to support the people of Ukraine. We as a network of players aiming to join Europe’s rich past with up-to-date digital technologies and infrastructures are doing what we can do best: Support the Ukrainian people in safeguarding their (digital) cultural heritage. Many of our members are actively participating in initiatives such as “Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)” or supporting Ukrainian fellow researchers, scientist, academics, students and cultural actors by offering paid scientific positions, academic transfer and temporary housing.

We collected a list of opportunities in case you would like to pass the information on – please view our post #ScienceForUkraine for detailed information. If you yourself offer any support opportunities and wish for them to be communicated via our channels, please don´t hesitate to contact us.

Also, we are happy to share with you our latest service improvements for our Time Machine community in terms of project funding opportunities and finding project partners.

Furthermore, the Time Machine Organisation is as of recently a project partner in the C4Education project financed as Creative Europe Innovation Lab and headed by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The University of Jena is currently seeking a Coordinator/Business Developer for European Digital HeritageB2B Marketplace. Be kindly invited to submit your application!

Finally, we are excited to introduce our latest team member, Juha Henriksson as RFC Editor to you as well as some insights into our Local Time Machine project landscape.


Happy reading!

Solidarity with Ukraine and Support for Fellow Researchers

For over a month now war is raging in Ukraine and besides the humanitarian catastrophe this entails, the scientific community also fears for the cultural heritage and its local preservers. Various initiatives have been raised to support cultural players in and of Ukraine. The Time Machine network counts a number of members ready to help.

Job Offer: Creative Europe Innovation Lab 'C4Education' 

Starting in July 2022 the project consortium under the lead of the University of Jena (DE), including the Time Machine Organisation, ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), will carry on the work outlined in the S3 Partnership ‘Virtual and Smart Cultural Tourism’. Here the cooperating partners identified and elaborated five applicable business ideas to drive forward the use and adaption of digital heritage in the field of cultural tourism.

The soon-to-start project ‘C4Education‘ is aiming to develop a virtual lab encompassing digital tools for education on cultural heritage, such as application tools for citizen education like museum applications, city guides or virtual exhibitions.

The University of Jena is currently seeking a Coordinator/Business Developer for European Digital HeritageB2B Marketplace. Be kindly invited to submit your application!
View job offer

Funding Opportunities and Matchmaking Tool

The Time Machine Project Scouting Team continuously monitors the EU funding instruments and shares relevant calls and funding opportunities in a dedicated section of our website.

Recently, this section was enhanced by a new feature: A submission tool for project ideas linked to specific open calls, aiming to support the search for partners and consortia for submitting a potential project. Our Project Scouting Officer Oguz Özkan has all the details for you in our short video tutorial.
Find your match!

New Addition to the Time Machine Team – RFC Editor Juha Henriksson

Director of the Music Archive Finland and Time Machine Ambassador, Juha Henriksson has been playing a major role in advancing and promoting Time Machine in Finland (see also Time Machine in Finland  A Comprehensive Study).

Now he's taken his involvement in Time Machine up a notch and answered the team’s call for support in the area of the Time Machine development based on the principle of open discussion and evaluation – “Request for Comments” (RFC). Since early 2022 Juha is Time Machine’s RFC editor, supervising and pushing the writing processes of the different topics laid out in the corresponding GitHub repository.

Fun facts – Juha Henriksson


What´s the best advice you have ever heard?

I have been following the old Latin phrase “mens sana in corpore sano”: "A healthy mind in a healthy body". I have enjoyed physical exercise all my life. For instance, in the 1980’s I was a member of the Finnish national sailing team and competed at international level. I have always liked team ball games such as football and ice hockey, and over the last 10 years I’ve been running a lot. We don’t own a car, so I also walk a lot, averaging almost 20 km a day.

What book or movie have you recently read/seen and why would you recommend it?

Recently, I saw Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, once again. I really like the overall mood of the film, the excellent location footage of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the music by Bernard Herrman. I have seen the movie almost 10 times, but I never seem to get bored of it.

What three items would you bring to a deserted island?

Of course, I would most like to take my family with me. But if I have to choose items, I would choose items of practical use. A tinderbox, so I could make fire. A Swiss army knife, for all kinds of purposes. And a roll of tent fabric that protects from rain, sun and wind, and can even be used as a sail if needed.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Perhaps “Super keen to make things happen” could be a good choice. I enjoy driving projects forward that I am convinced of. I know that might come across as pushy at times but that´s just my enthusiasm speaking. Downside: This enthusiasm sometimes leads to unnecessary haste. Note to myself: Share responsibilities, listen to others and relax.
Meet Juha Henriksson

Latest Accessions to the Time Machine Network

Since the beginning of 2022, the Time Machine Network was enhanced by seven new members, namely: We are excited to see our network grow continuously!
Welcome on board and we are looking forward to our future cooperation!

Local Time Machine News

The number of submissions of Local Time Machine Projects increases steadily. We now count more than 120 highly interesting projects and activities listed on our website.

To highlight our Local Time Machine projects as such and give visibility of our Local Time Machine landscape to our community, we initiated our #LTMThursday campaign. Every other Thursday you are invited to discover a unique Local Time Machine project on our Twitter account and on our Time Machine newsroom. 

Would you like to see your Local Time Machine project featured in our campaign? Get in in touch!
Discover #LTMThursday

*Local Time Machine Projects*

Nicosia Time Machine: Explore the 33 most iconic historic monuments of Cyprus' capital in this interactive visualisation
Travel to Cyprus
Participate in enhancing the virtual 3D tour through historic Jena (DE) – Crowdsourcing to improve already existing functionalities in Jena4D
Experience Jena4D
Saint George on a Bike: Training an AI caption generation model on historical paintings of the 12th-18th century
Join the ride
Time travel through the history of the Fortress of Hohensalzburg (AT) – AI to help learn more about everyday life in medieval Austria
Learn more
*Side note*
Unfortunately, our Instagram account got locked permanently. We are working on setting up a new account and will let you know as soon as possible how you can find us again on Instagram. Until then, make sure to follow us on Twitter.
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