Linked Pasts, an initiative of Pelagios Commons, is dedicated to facilitating practical and pragmatic developments in Linked Open Data for history, the classics, geography, and archaeology. Yearly symposia bring 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.
The Linked Pasts III symposium at Stanford will be shaped by active case studies and provocations to address the challenges of linking people, their works, and place in time. The setting provides a unique opportunity for scholars, technologists, librarians, and archivists to explore, build and shape linked data practices together.
Just as linking data repositories allows us to ask new research questions, knowledge-sharing domains are becoming increasingly converged. Researchers and information specialists share a desire to co-develop best practices. Linked Pasts aims to provide an environment where discussions about these convergences take place while extending our community network.
The 2017 conference will take place at Stanford University. Sessions will primarily take place at the Stanford Humanities Center. Receptions and breakout sessions make also take place at additional campus locations, including the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Registered participants will receive detailed event location and timeline information in advance of the symposium. Click here to register.