CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) is a research collaboration aimed at integrating digital archives and resources for research on medieval and modern European history.
The project brings information and computer scientists together with leading historians and existing historical research infrastructures (archives, libraries and other digital projects) to improve the conditions for historical scholarship in Europe through active reflection of and considered response to the impact of the digital age on scholarly and archival practice.
CENDARI is a 4-year, European Commission-funded project led by Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with 13 institutions across 7 countries, to facilitate access to archives and resources in Europe for the benefit of researchers everywhere.
Much of CENDARI’s work will be invisible to scholars: in the networking of archives and supporting of standards for the description of research objects. But the culmination of the project will be an ‘enquiry environment,’ a research infrastructure for scholars that combines wide visibility across the collections of physically dispersed archives of Europe with cutting edge tools for the interrogation of that data, such as multilingual searches, custom visualisations, shared research and collaboration spaces and personalised virtual environments.