ACO*HUM

Acronym: 
ACO*HUM
Title: 
Advanced Computing in the Humanities
Type of Project: 
European
Funding Body: 
European Commission
Funding Programme: 
SOCRATES / ERASMUS Programme
Grant Agreement: 
D26030-CP-1-99-1-NO-ERASMUS-ETN
Start Date: 
01/09/1996
End Date: 
31/10/2000
Status: 
Ended
Project Chair: 
Antonio Zampolli

ACO*HUM is one of twenty-eight networks started in 1996.

The theme of our network has been the increasing use of advanced computing in teaching and learning in the humanities, with its problems and possibilities.

About one hundred European universities, professional associations and other organizations found this theme so important that they have chosen to work on it together, rather than individually.

In this way, they hoped to cope with the challenge for universities to change due to the new technologies and their effects on our society.

ACO*HUM has been investigating the impact of new information and communication technologies (ICT) on curriculum content, scientific methodology and learning methods at institutions for higher education.

The project has also paid attention to the relevance of new technologies for humanities content providers, such as museums, libraries, and archives.