14 July, 9am PST, 5pm BST on ZoomElijah Meeks is a co-founder and Chief Visualization Officer at Noteable where he’s developing a new notebook platform with robust data visualization and management capabilities. He is also a co-founder and Executive Director of the Data Visualization Society, an international professional organization for data visualization with over 14,000 members. Prior to that, he worked at Netflix and Apple as a data visualization engineer and consulted with various companies on all aspects of data visualization practice and strategy. Earlier in his career, he worked in digital humanities at Stanford, creating such works as ORBIS and Kindred Britain.In his talk, Elijah will discuss metric design and how data visualization is key to developing meaningful metrics that help us understand the subject matter rather than just naively present the data.The talk will be preceded by a short introduction to the Pelagios Visualisation activity and how to get involved.If you would like to attend please sign up here: https://forms.gle/7Hay8kHxWezukx4V6The talk has limited capacity with places allocated to those who sign up first.We look forward to seeing you there!Gethin Rees and Elton Barker
Funding: Pelagios small grants
Last year, Pau de Soto and I received a Pelagios small grant to develop Itiner-e . This small support allowed for the creation of a software platform and to explore an experimental idea related to linked open data. It was great, and created a whole new research line for me. I strongly encourage members of this list to propose projects for a small grant, it’s a great initiative. Check out more projects on the Pelagios blog http://commons.pelagios.org/blog/
Via Elton Barker:
We are happy to announce for 2019 a new series of small grants to fund continued development within the scope of Pelagios in the form of:
- Resource Development (RD) grants, which aim to produce digital resources that are compatible with Pelagios linked data methodologies and that can be shared within the community;
- Working Groups (WG), which focus on extending Pelagios linked data methodologies into new areas, and/or establishing best practice within the community.Proposals for both RD and WGs will be judged according to their relevance to and usefulness for the wider Pelagios community. Deadline for all submissions is 1 April 2019.If you are interested in either of these small grants schemes, please read carefully the following call and the related list of criteria below. Details can also be found on the Pelagios blog.Please feel free to share widely. Any questions, email us: email@example.com.
Linked Pasts II: Madrid, 15-16 December 2016
This event will be of interest to those reading this blog.
Pelagios Commons is pleased to announce the second international “Linked Pasts”, a symposium dedicated to facilitating practical and pragmatic developments in linking digital resources in History, Classics, Geography and Archaeology. Bringing together leading exponents of Linked Data from both academia and the Cultural Heritage sector, it will address the obstacles to and issues raised by developing a digital ecosystem of online open materials.
A preliminary programme is available via our eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-international-linked-pasts-symposium-tickets-28456066862), where tickets for the event can also be reserved. (The event is free, but places are limited.) Refreshments (tea/coffee, lunch) will be provided, along with a reception on Thursday 15th December. A number of travel bursaries are also available: for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pelagios colloquium “Linked Pasts”
The Pelagios project has been providing the Humanities with linked data goodness for a few years now. This year the project will host a two-day colloquium that will be of interest to those reading this blog. More details below.
When? 20-21 July 2015
Where? King’s College London
Dear all,The Pelagios project is pleased to announce 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, 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.Venue and date: The Great Hall, KCL (Strand Campus), 20-21 July 2015Refreshments (tea/coffee, lunch) will be provided, along with a reception on Monday evening. The event is free of charge but places are limited. To reserve your place, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pelagios-linked-pasts-tickets-16278937741.Day 1Welcome – Pelagios: A Linked Pasts Ecosystem?Keynote – Sebastian Heath (NYU), TBASession 1Time – Ryan Shaw (UNC), An Ecosystem of Time Periods: PeriodO (http://perio.do/)Geo – Ruth Mostern (UC Merced), An Ecosystem of Places: GazetteersPeople – Gabriel Bodard (KCL), An Ecosystem of People: SNAP (http://snapdrgn.net/)Session 2Open Data – Mia Ridge (OU), Trends and Practice within Cultural HeritageClassification schemes – Antoine Isaac (Amsterdam), Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/)Day 2Session 3: Towards an InfrastructureRainer Simon (AIT): The Recogito Annotation Platform (http://pelagios.org/recogito/)Humphrey Southall (Portsmouth): PastPlace gazetteer (http://pastplace.org/)Guenther Goerz (Erlangen): WissKI (http://wiss-ki.eu/)Holly Wright/Doug Tudhope: Ariadne (http://www.ariadneproject.org/)Session 4Structured Activity 1: Niches (Space, Time, People)Structured Activity 2: Nutrition Cycles (Open Data, Classification, Infrastructure)Wrap up: feedback, next steps + community actions
A great Digital Humanities 2012 in Hamburg
This year’s Digital Humanities conference ended this weekend and it was a great success. The entire event was perfectly organised by the University of Hamburg. They even anticipated rain by providing DH-branded umbrellas. There was a record number of delegates, presentations were of high quality and the social events were a reflection of its host city’s image as a party capital and heimat of The Beatles. The University of Southampton was also well represented, with among others a workshop by Leif Isaksen and colleagues on modelling space and time in the humanities, a presentation on the Pelagios project, and one on Ptolemy’s Geography.
I myself did a presentation on my work with citation network analysis. I was also awarded an ADHO award bursary for young DH scholars.
By clicking on the links above you can see recordings of these presentations, but videos of many other presentations are available as well. Just have a look at the conference programme. There was alot of Twitter activity with #dh2012 and do also have a look at the DH student assistants blog. This year’s Fortier Prize went to @marcgalexander and Willard McCarty was awarded the Busa Prize.
As a first-time DH attendee I must say it is an awesome event organised by a vibrant and lovely community of friends. I would encourage everyone to attend future DH meetings.