Costis Dallas

Costis Dallas is Associate Professor & Director of the Collaborative Programs at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. He is also a founding Research Fellow of the Digital Curation Unit (DCU), IMIS-“Athena” Research Centre in Athens.  He is currently Principal Investigator of an SSHRC Insight grant, E-CURATORS –  Pervasive Digital Curation Activities, Objects and Infrastructures in Archaeological Research and Communication, and of a Lithuanian National Research Council-funded project, Connective Digital Memory in the Borderlands. His research as co-chair of the DARIAH-EU Digital Methods and Practices Observatory Working Group (DiMPO), and as co-principal investigator in the CARARE, LoCloud, Europeana Cloud and ARIADNE EU-funded projects, focused on understanding knowledge practices and methods in the field of cultural heritage and humanities scholarship, on knowledge representation of material culture, and on the specification of curation-enabled digital heritage infrastructures. He co-led the intellectual scoping and participated in the development of the NeMO methods ontology by a team of DCU researchers, in collaboration with the Network of Digital Methods for the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH). His major personal project is to develop a theoretical framework for the digital curation of thing cultures, as they are shaped by increasingly distributed, pervasive and participatory information practices “in the wild”. His recent publications include Digital Curation beyond the ‘Wild Frontier’: A Pragmatic Approach, and Curating Archaeological Knowledge in the Digital Continuum: From Practice to Infrastructure. He holds MPhil and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford. In 2019-20, he served as director of UofT’s Digital Curation Institute.