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Survey on Digital Humanities collaborations

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:36:13 +0000

Posted for Max Kemman: A distinguishing feature of DH is the collaboration between humanists and computational researchers. As part of my PhD research on digital history practices, I therefore am conducting an online survey to investigate the practices of collaboration. If you are part of a DH collaboration, I would like to kindly ask you […]

DCO 3,2 (2017) is out!

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:21:45 +0000

A new special issue of the Digital Classics Online journal was published a few days ago, and it contains a selection of papers presented at the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin during its first four years (2012-2015). Table of Contents: Editorial M. Romanello, M. Trognitz, U. Lieberwirth, F. Mambrini, F. Schäfer. A Selection of Papers from […]

Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2017/18

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:16:19 +0000

We are delighted to announce that the programme for this year’s Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2017/18 is now available. You can find it online at, at the bottom of this email or as a ready-to-print poster. The seminar series will start on Oct. 16 with a talk by Rebecca Kahn (HIIG Berlin) “An Introduction to Peripleo 2 […]

OEDUc: Exist-db mashup application

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:52:20 +0000

Exist-db mashup application working group This working group has worked to develop a demo app built with exist-db, a natively XML database which uses XQuery. The app is ugly, but was built reusing various bits and pieces in a bit less than two days (the day of the unconference and a bit of the following […]

OEDUc: Disambiguating EDH person RDF working group

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:15:37 +0000

One of the working groups at the Open Epigraphic Data Unconference (OEDUc) meeting in London (May 15, 2017) focussed on disambiguating EDH person RDF. Since the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg (EDH) has made all of its data available to download in various formats in an Open Data Repository, it is possible to extract the person data […]

OEDUc: EDH and Pelagios location disambiguation Working Group

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:56:21 +0000

From the beginning of the un-conference, an interest in linked open geodata seemed to be shared by a number of participants. Moreover, an attention towards gazetteers and alignment appeared among the desiderata for the event, expressed by the EDH developers. So, in the second part of the unconference, we had a look at what sort […]

OEDUc: recommendations for EDH person-records in SNAP RDF

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:17:26 +0000

At the first meeting of the Open Epigraphic Data Unconference (OEDUc) in London in May 2017, one of the working groups that met in the afternoon (and claim to have completed our brief, so do not propose to meet again) examined the person-data offered for download on the EDH open data repository, and made some […]

Global Philology Workshop Week in Leipzig

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:11:29 +0000

Within the framework of the BMBF funded Global Philology Planning Project, we would like to announce three workshops that will be taking place at the University of Leipzig in the next two weeks: Linguistic Annotation and Philology Workshop, July 6-7, 2017 Florilegia: Big Textual Data Workshop, July 10-11, 2017 Historical Text Reuse Data Workshop, July 12-13, 2017

Head of Digital Research at the National Archives

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:17:17 +0000

Posted for Olivia Pinto (National Archives, Kew, UK): Job Opportunity at The National Archives Head of Digital Research About the role The National Archives has set itself the ambition of becoming a digital archive by instinct and design. The digital strategy takes this forward through the notion of a disruptive archive which positively reimagines established […]

Pleiades sprint on Pompeian buildings

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:07:01 +0000

Monday the 26th of June, from 15 to 17 BST, Pleiades organises an editing sprint to create additional URIs for Pompeian buildings, preferably looking at those located in Regio I, Insula 8. Participants will meet remotely on the Pleiades IRC chat. Providing monument-specific IDs will enable a more efficient and granular use and organisation of […]