Monday Morning Coffee

Never boring, very often inspiring. And, at least, you’ll find friendly people who are very much into academic heritage like you. Ideas, questions or suggestions are very much welcome. See you soon!

Monday Morning Coffee Schedule 2024

First Monday of the month, 10 a.m. Paris (9 a.m. Lisbon/London, 11 a.m. Athens).

  • January 8th
  • February 5th
  • March 4th
  • April 8th
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

There is no registration, just join! More information including the link to the “virtual café” will be sent via the newsletter/mailing list.

Monday Morning Coffee: Archive

About the Working Group

The Working Group Digital Initiatives started in 2015, with a workshop during the Universeum meeting in Athens. The goal of the Working Group is to promote and support the use of digital technology for university collections.

We, the current chairs of the Working Group, are: Delphine Issenmann, from the Jardin des sciences, Université de Strasbourg, Frank Meijer, from the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage and Martin Stricker from the Coordination Centre for Scientific University Collections in Germany.

Since 2015 we have organized various workshops around a wide selection of topics on digital academic heritage. The main goal of these workshops is to share experiences and to inspire you as a participant to experiment and try out new methods and technologies.

Apart from the workshops, we are also responsible for the monthly Monday Morning Coffees. These online meetings originated during the Covid pandemic and are still going on. Everybody is welcome during these informal meetings to catch up, share news and drink coffee.

Furthermore, the Working Group Digital Initiatives is one of the initiators of the Erasmus Plus project Teaching with Objects.

We are always happy to meet you and work with you on one of our workshops during Universeum meetings. And in between: if you have any ideas, remarks or suggestions regarding the working group and its activities, please don’t hesitate to contact us (see bottom of page)!

Workshops Archive

Online Workshop
Digital after the crisis. Short term effects and long term impacts of COVID-19 on online collections and usage of digital tools for academic heritage
Thursday, June 25th 2020

Workshop at 2019 Universeum Network Meeting in Brno
Thursday, June 20 2019, 9:00 – 12:00

Workshop at 2018 Universeum Network Meeting in Glasgow
The Human Factor
Friday 15th of June 2018, 10:00 – 12:30
Workshop Report Glasgow (PDF)

Workshop at 2017 Universeum Network Meeting in Belgrade
Friday 6th of June 2017, 15:30 – 19:00
Workshop Report Belgrade (PDF)

Workshop at 2016 Universeum Network Meeting in Amsterdam/Utrecht
Friday 10th of June 2016, 15.00 – 17.30
Workshop Report Utrecht (PDF)

Workshop at 2015 Universeum Network Meeting in Athens
Friday 12th of June 2015, 9:30 – 13:15
Presentations and Talks Athens (Zip Archive)


Delphine Issenman
Frank Meijer
Martin Stricker