User:Christos Varvantakis (WMDE)

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Christos Varvantakis
Christos Varvantakis
Partner Manager, Wikimedia Deutschland

About me

Hello. I'm a social anthropologist and my work focuses on archives, political activism, the commons and the cultural sector. I love working with socially-minded people and organisations, especially on issues relating to opening, diversifying, decolonizing and democratizing knowledge. And, I love stories; I am not a particularly skilled storyteller but I'm a fair listener.

My work

I am a Partner Manager at Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE). I am responsible for connecting with global institutions and onboarding them to Wikidata and Wikibase. I also act as a point of contact and information exchange for Partners, WMDE’s software department, and Wiki Communities.

Disclaimer: This account is used for my work for Wikimedia Germany. My volunteer account is Varvac.

Contact me

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Forthcoming events [edit]

In case you're around, we could meet at:

Publications [edit]

A list of publications relating to archives & databases, digital cultures, publics and open-access to knowledge. For a full list of my publications see here (All items listed are in open access)

Public Archives & Databases Projects [edit]

List of archival and database projects I have been involved into

  • Research Wikibase A knowledge base of scholarly and research publications about Wikibase.
  • The Children's Photography Archive A digital archive infrastructure to feature and preserve the work of children photographers internationally, and to push the boundaries of our understanding of children’s visual cultures.
  • Earliest Political Memories Archive An archive of about 200 persons' earliest political memories, which explores the intersections of memory, history and politics internationally.

Curatorial & Editorial Projects [edit]

Projects I've engaged with in curatorial or editorial roles, and which are very dear to me

  • in common Co-curated a multimedia exhibition which explored the relation between childhood and public life; Athens, London and Hyderabad 2017-2018, with S-M. Nolas and V. Aruldoss.

Past Events [edit]

List of some past events, with presentation material where available.

  • 'Multimodal Research and Publishing' Conference (Organised by ZOiS and DEZIM). Berlin, 18&19 June 2023