“ERA Chairs support universities or research organisations […] to attract and maintain high-quality human resources under the direction of an outstanding researcher and research manager (the ‘ERA Chair holder’), and to implement structural changes to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.” Horizon Europe 2021-2022.

Thanks to the generous funding by the European Commission (ERA Chairs HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-01), the University of Crete will enhance its capacity building in the field of Digital Humanities. A new Center of Excellence will be established in Rethymnon: TALOS, named after the ancient robot/guardian of Crete. The activities of the Center will be led by Professor Christophe Roche, who has committed to put his long standing experience in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Humanities to the service of the UoC for the duration of the project (2023-2028).

The Center will propose innovative curricula for the students of the Faculty of Philosophy of UoC, will organize conferences, workshops, colloquia, open courses and seminars for targeted groups (academic community, students of the UoC, girls, society at large), will attract highly talented researchers to the UoC and will foster collaborations with other Centers in Greece and abroad.

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