Pelagios colloquium: "Linked Pasts"


Kings College London, UK

The Pelagios project (Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems) are holding a two-day colloquium on the subject of “Linked Pasts”.  

Bringing together leading exponents of Linked Data from across the Humanities and Cultural Heritage sector, the colloquium aims to 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

   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

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

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