Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Linked Pasts

The Pelagios project is pleased to announce a two-day colloquium on the subject of “Linked Pasts”, 20-21 July 2015, at KCL (The Great Hall, The Strand Campus). Bringing together leading exponents of Linked Data from across the Humanities and Cultural Heritage sector, we address some of the challenges to developing a digital ecosystem of online open materials, through two days of position papers, discussion and breakout group activity. Day 1 will tackle the themes of Time, Geo and People, and issues of Open Data, Classification Schemes and Infrastructure. Day 2 will be devoted to two parallel structured activities, one exploring Niches (space, time, people), and the other Nutrition Cycles (open data, classification, infrastructure). For details of the line up of talks and contributors, see below.

Refreshments (tea/coffee, lunch) will be provided, along with a reception on Monday evening.

The event is free of charge but places are limited. Please reserve your place through Eventbrite.

Matthew Paris: Itinerary from London to Jerusalem. CC0

Day 1
   Welcome – Pelagios: A Linked Pasts Ecosystem?
   Keynote – Sebastian Heath (NYU), Does a Linked Future Mean Past Understanding?    

Session 1       
   Time – Ryan Shaw (UNC), An Ecosystem of Time Periods: PeriodO
   Geo – Ruth Mostern (UC Merced), An Ecosystem of Places: Gazetteers
   People – Gabriel Bodard (KCL), An Ecosystem of People: SNAP
Session 2       
   Open Data – Mia Ridge (OU), Trends and Practice within Cultural Heritage
   Classification schemes – Antoine Isaac (Amsterdam), Europeana

Day 2 
Session 3: Towards an Infrastructure
   Rainer Simon (AIT): The Recogito Annotation Platform
   Humphrey Southall (Portsmouth): PastPlace gazetteer
   Guenther Goerz (Erlangen): WissKI
   Holly Wright/Doug Tudhope: Ariadne

Session 4
   Structured Activity 1: Niches (Space, Time, People)
   Structured Activity 2: Nutrition Cycles (Open Data, Classification, Infrastructure)   
Wrap up: feedback, next steps + community actions

**Linked data goodness brought to you by elton, leif, rainer + pau**
***The colloquium is made possible by the generosity of our funders, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the AHRC***

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