Close this search box.

Meeting + workshop

Caring for heritage and memory

Challenges in Data Management and Curation in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Meeting + workshop


10 am - 4: 30 pm

Multimedia Auditorium 0.29


Alexandra Esteves (Lab2PT – University of Minho/ IN2PAST), Francisca Alves Cardoso (CRIA – NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST),

The ‘Caring for heritage and memory. Challenges in Data Management and Curation in the Social Sciences and Humanities’ meeting aims to discuss the importance of data and the questions that arise around it and its management in the field of social sciences and humanities. It takes place on April 5th, 2024, at the Multimedia Auditorium 0.29 of the University of Minho’s Institute of Education.

In the afternoon, the workshop “Data Curation and Management in the Social Sciences and Humanities: ‘Why’, ‘How’, ‘For Whom’ and ‘With Whom’?” introduces a practical component, but also a reflective one, on the issues related to the production, management and curation of data in the social sciences and humanities.

Much of the data produced arises from the study of museum collections, direct interaction with people and communities, and/or representatives of past communities. The management and curation of the data produced in these contexts must be framed historically (but not only), taking into account the provenance of many of the collections.

Along with the whole issue of creating a data management plan, where to do it, how, with whom and what is its ultimate goal, the ethical implications will also be addressed. It is intended to be a practical, flexible and relaxed workshop, but also capable of contributing to the design of ethically framed data management plans, taking into account the FAIR* principles and the CARE** principles.

*FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)

**CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) Principles

IMAGE The Long Room in the Library building at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland © Olliebailie/ CC BY-SA 4.0


10 am – Opening session

Fátima Moura Ferreira (Lab2PT – UMinho/ IN2PAST)
Francisca Alves Cardoso (CRIA – NOVA FCSH/ IN2PAST)
Alexandra Esteves (Lab2PT – UMinho/ IN2PAST)

10:15 am – Isabel Fernandes (Lab2PT – UMinho/ IN2PAST) – Managing a museum: a very special vision

10:45 am – Pedro Príncipe (UMinho Documentation and Libraries Services/ Open Science Projects Office) – Management and Opening of Research Data in practice: the services and responsibilities of researchers and institutions

11:15 am – Coffee break

11:30 am – Brígida Riso (ULisboa, School of Medicine) – Data management in research databases: social dynamics and ethical considerations based on a practical case

12:00 – Francisco Mendes (Lab2PT – UMinho/ IN2PAST) – The second ethical life of historical data: what we already knew without foreseeing the consequences in the long 21st century

12:30 – Natália Botica (Lab2PT – UMinho/ IN2PAST) – Archaeological data governance: challenges for the preservation of this heritage

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:30 pm – Workshop: Data Curation and Management in the Social Sciences and Humanities: ‘Why’, ‘How’, ‘For Whom’ and ‘With Whom’