Linked Pasts is a symposium series dedicated to facilitating practical and pragmatic developments in Linked Open Data in History, Classics, Geography and Archaeology. It brings together leading exponents of Linked Data from both academia and the Cultural Heritage sector to address the obstacles to and issues raised by developing a digital ecosystem of online open materials.
Day 1 will use a series of position papers to set up discussion on the themes of Time, Place and People, and issues of Open Data and Users. This will be followed by a series of presentations from the successful recipients of the Pelagios resource development grants. All participants will have the opportunity to present posters during the extended evening networking session.
Day 2 will comprise a series of activities to identify and plan concrete steps for reducing barriers to producing and making use of Linked Data in real-world scenarios.
Refreshments (tea/coffee, lunch) will be provided, along with a reception on Thursday 15th. The event is free of charge but places are limited.
A number of travel bursaries will also be available. For bursary information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Welcome – Linked Pasts - An emerging Ecosystem?
- Keynote – Rob Sanderson (J.Paul Getty Trust)
Session 1: Linked Data Themes
- Time – Kai-Christian Bruhn (Mainz)
- Geo – Maxim Romanov (Leipzig)
- People – Nicole Coleman (Stanford)
Session 2: Linked Data Issues
- Open Data – Elena Simperl (Southampton)
- Users – Gretchen Gueguen (Digital Public Library of America)
Session 3: Pelagios Commons Resource Development Grant Awardees
- CROALA Index Locorum
- Cross-Cultural After Life of Classical Sites (CALCS)
- Kima: Towards a Hebrew Gazetteer
- Linking Linked Places
- Medieval Iberia through Pelagios Commons
Wine reception, posters and networking.
- Participants will identify key needs to support Linked Data in specific historical and cultural domains
- Participants will collectively establish technical and policy proposals to address common issues raised in the first breakout session.