Wednesday 9 March 2011

Pelagios workshop on Linking Open (geo)Data

The Pelagios project is hosting a workshop on Linking Open GeoData in the Humanities on Thursday 24 March at KCL. The event is free of charge, but, if you would like to attend, please sign up at

Further details:

The Pelagios workshop is an open forum for discussing the issues associated with and the infrastructure required for developing methods of linking open data (LOD), specifically geodata. There will be a specific emphasis on places in the ancient world, but the practices discussed should be equally applicable to contemporary named locations. The Pelagios project will also make available a proposal for a lightweight methodology prior to the event in order to focus discussion and elicit critique.

The one-day event will have 3 sessions dedicated to:

1) Issues of referencing ancient and contemporary places online

2) Lightweight ontology approaches

3) Methods for generating, publishing and consuming compliant data

Each session will consist of several short (15 min) papers followed by half an hour of open discussion. The event is FREE to all but places are LIMITED so participants are advised to register early. This is likely to be of interest to anyone working with digital humanities resources with a geospatial component.

Preliminary Timetable

10:30-1:00 Session 1: Issues

2:00-3:30 Session 2: Ontology

4:00-5:30 Session 3: Methods

Confirmed Speakers (including affiliation and relevant project)

Johan Alhlfeldt (University of Lund) Regnum Francorum online

Ceri Binding (University of Glamorgan) Semantic Technologies Enhancing Links and Linked data for Archaeological Resources

Gianluca Correndo (University of Southampton) EnAKTing

Claire Grover (University of Edinburgh) Edinburgh Geoparser

Adam Rabinowitz (University of Texas at Austin) GeoDia

Sebastian Rahtz (University of Oxford) CLAROS

Sven Schade (European Commission)

Humphrey Southall (University of Portsmouth) Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System

1 comment:

  1. It was nice to meet some more people, and a pleasant surprise to have the wine at the end. I've written a post on the workshop.