VAST aims to study the transformation of moral values across space and time.

An emphasis will be placed in those core European values considered fundamental for the formation of sustainable communities and enabling citizens to live well together, such as: freedom, democracy, equality, tolerance, dialogue, human dignity, the rule of law.

In order to examine the past of values we will analyse narratives expressed in natural language, trace and inter-link the values emerging. The narratives that will be analysed are relevant to the Arts (ancient Greek tragedies), Science (17th Century Scientific Revolution texts) and Folklore (fairytales). The narratives were chosen as to represent different places and significant moments in European history.

In order to examine the present of values we will collect and digitise the experiences of those in charge of communicating values in the present, especially through arts (focusing on theatre), folklore preservation (focusing on folktale storytelling), science (focusing on how science is communicated through museums) and education (focusing on museum educational programs). Finally, audiences will be exposed to moral values, through theatrical plays, museum visits and educational programs, in order to collect (and digitise) their appropriations of these values. 

Partnership

NCSR Demokritos

University of Milan

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Nova University of Lisbon

Fairy Tale Museum

Semantika

Museo Galileo Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza

Athens Epidaurus Festival

Our recent news
Survey for Theatre professionals
VAST European survey for Theatre professionals available in 5 languages
August 05, 2022
Survey for Cultural Institutions
VAST launches pan-European survey for Cultural Institutions in 5 languages
July 20, 2022
VAST collaborates with the Fairy Tales Festival on Kea Island, GR
VAST collaborates with the Fairy Tales Festival on Kea Island, GR
July 19, 2022
Lisbon plenary
VAST Project holds plenary meeting and workshops in Lisbon, PT, July 2022
July 15, 2022
Focus group with Museum Experts
VAST holds focus group with Museum Experts in Lisbon, PT
July 13, 2022
VAST commissions performance "Antigone" by Sophocles during renowned Athens & Epidaurus Festival
VAST commissions performance "Antigone" by Sophocles at renowned Athens & Epidaurus Festival
July 08, 2022
conference
Coordinator NCSR Demokritos participated in CitEdEV 2022 conference
June 06, 2022
brochure
Our brochure is out! VAST project in a nutshell
May 28, 2022
VAST 1st year
VAST project's progress in its 1st year
March 01, 2022
PopAI
VAST is member of the Pop AI ecosystem
February 01, 2022
NOVA survey
Partner NOVA conducts research survey of Folktales in Portugal
January 20, 2022
1st newsletter
Newsletter #1 | The VAST project completed its 1st year!
March 16, 2022
vast conf success
VAST International Theatre Conference successfully organised by NKUA
November 08, 2021
SEMANTIKA
Partner SEMANTIKA presented VAST to museum curators in Slovenia & Croatia
January 12, 2022
grammatas survey
1st Research Survey in Greece for VAST project: Past of Values in Ancient Drama
June 15, 2021
Game Jam
Partner University of Milan participated in the Cultural Heritage Game Jam
November 08, 2021
Histoinformatics
Partner University of Milan presented the VAST project in the 6th International Workshop on Computational History 2021
October 04, 2021
uncharted
VAST is member of the UNCHARTED Community
July 27, 2021
sebd
Partner University of Milan presented VAST’s vision in SEBD conference
September 10, 2021
prisma
VAST in Greek Science magazine PRISMA
July 20, 2021
IMSS EVA
Partner Museo Galileo presented VAST in the EVA Conference 2021
June 21, 2021
grammatas conference
VAST organises International Theatre Conference | Call for papers
April 29, 2021
semantika events
Partner SEMANTIKA presented VAST in two events in Slovenia
April 14, 2021
cordis
VAST is announced on CORDIS website
March 05, 2021
Kick off 1
In December 2020, the H2020 European research project VAST kicked off
December 19, 2020
Kick off Press release
Press Release for the kick off of the VAST project
February 11, 2021
Cluster meeting
VAST participated in the 1st cluster meeting of DT TRANSFORMATIONS-12 sibling projects
February 24, 2021