|Date||Tuesday 6 November 2018|
|Time||9:30 - 12:00|
|Location||NIAS Conference Room, Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, Amsterdam|
The seminar aims to bring together researchers and other specialists implementing and developing ontologies and standards to improve interoperability of historical data. Although in recent years significant progress has been made in the systemic integration of heterogenous and diverse data sources, semantic interoperability is still very much an open issue for historical data. This event provides the opportunity for the CLARIAH community and the NWO project group of ‘Golden Agents’ to acquaint themselves with the international Data for History Consortium. This consortium aims to develop common ontological models for historical data as extensions to the conceptual framework of the CIDOC CRM.
More details to follow soon. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Last Saturday, October 6th 2018, our dear colleague Conny Kristel passed away. She was 63 years old. Conny Kristel was senior researcherat NIOD, principal investigator of EHRI and former director of DARIAH. The EHRI project – now already in its second phase – is a very important European large-scale research infrastructure project that provides online access to information about dispersed sources on the Holocaust.
Working for research infrastructures is not something which is likely to be awarded in the academic world. It is, to a large extent, what has been called ‘care work’ - often invisible but highly important, as such work lays the foundation for any further research.
Conny Kristel dedicated an important part of her career to this service, and she did not restrict her dedication to her immediate research community of Holocaust research. For many years, as one of the directors of DARIAH, she contributed essentially to the formation of the European Research Infrastructure, in which researchers, archivists and librarians and ICT specialists come together to enable humanities research across all kinds of fields and domains on a truly European scale. Conny was able to bridge between visions of the digital age, the current state of our cultural memory (to a large extent still not digital), the needs of researchers and the curating heart of archivists and documentalists. A rare talent – too soon lost!
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Conny’s family and friends, and her colleagues at NIOD.
For a personal testimony from DANS (in Dutch) see here.
10 October 2018
The 2018 Steven Krauwer Award for CLARIN Achievements was awarded to Daan Broeder (Meertens Institute, KNAW) and Pavel Straňák (Charles University) for their outstanding contributions toward CLARIN goals.
|Daan brought his rich knowledge and expertise into CLARIN from the very start. He was involved in a range of national and international projects and activities that are highly relevant to CLARIN, both on a technical and non-technical level.
|Pavel has been working actively at CLARIN in Czech Republic and CLARIN ERICERIC and is one of the most active people in the CLARIN community. He is specialized in the area of mathematical linguistics and has brought prominent contributions to CLARIN both locally and internationally.
DANS invites you for the colloquium 'Digging into Data - Humanities and Knowledge organization'
|Time||15:00 - 17:00|
The DANS R&D colloquium is a meeting place for researchers, archivists and ICT specialists. Organized by DANS, its focus is on research data and what you can do with it. You are invited to participate in discussing the challenge to keep data fixed and to invent tools that can evolve fast in a landscape that is on the move. If you have done projects in preserving and reusing data we find a slot for you to share your experiences.
The research consortium of the TA-P project 'Digging into the Knowledge Graph' is holding its consortium meeting October 3-5, 2018 in Amsterdam / The Hague.
On this occasion DANS organizes a Colloquium on the theme of Linked Data, Humanities research and the role of Knowledge Organisation Systems in it.
|15:00 - 15:45||Richard Smiraglia
(University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
|"Contextual Enrichment and Self-Organizing Knowledge Creation: Social Sciences and Humanities in the Knowledge Graph"|
|15:45 - 16:30||Charles van den Heuvel
(Huygens ING, KNAW; UvA)
|“Ontologies and Interfaces for History: Golden Agents and Virtual Interiors”|
|16:30 - 17:00||Discussion|
|17:00 - 18:00||Reception||Reception (in honour of Dr. Wouter Beek, winner of the WDS Data Stewardship Award)|
- Flexibility versus Interoperability
Graphs are versatile structures able to express highly specific data, information, and interpretation. This facilitates humanities research, marked as it is by heterogeneous data, situated interpretation, complex research questions, and project-specific ephemeral research design. At the same time research institutions, data repositories, research infrastructures, and digital archives require standardization of data and interoperability of tools to facilitate their sustainability and reuse. Are these two features fundamentally at odds with each other, or can they be different sides of the same coin?
Closely related to the first key topic is the question of modelling in graph structures and possibilities of generalization. Can we define generic terms, concepts, and structures from which discipline-specific annotation systems can then be developed? What does a minimally-sustainable humanities-oriented generic graph data structure look like, and is it possible with such a structure to support the highly specific semantics required by most humanities research?
- Approaches to Querying and Access
To support different research strategies it is paramount that interoperable research data repositories support adaptable query and information retrieval approaches. Several graph-oriented query languages exist (e.g. GraphQL, OpenCypher, Gremlin, SPARQL), but what requirements should be set for a graph query language geared especially towards humanities research data and questions? What can such strategies look like? Are there opportunities to find interdisciplinary approaches here?
We welcome proposals for theoretical papers that engage substantially with any of these key topics, as well as for practice-based papers that describe the practical application of graph technologies to humanities research work to these topics and/or argue practical engineering solutions and approaches to these key questions or related topics such as:
- Graph-based data models, theoretical and practical explorations
- Applications of graph technologies in the humanities
- Text-as-Graph (TAG)
- Solutions for query and comparison of different graph models
- Strategies for, or demonstration of, various kinds of (computational) access to humanities data and information represented as graphs
- Graph representation of specific networks of persons, objects, and information relating to humanities research questions
- Interacting with graphs and graph interaction design
- Graphs as a solution for information and data annotation in the humanities
- Graphs as models for representation of provenance and transmission of information
- Graphs as models for historical data and information, above and beyond social network analysis
- Engineering solutions to analysis, traversal, querying graph structure data in specific humanities research contexts
- The comparison and interpretation of graphs, subgraphs, and traversals
A keynote by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stäcker, Director of the State and University Library in Darmstadt, will be presented at the conference.
- Prof. Dr. Tara Andrews (Universität Wien)
- Dr. Andreas Kuczera (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz)
- Dr. Thomas Efer (Universität Leipzig)
- Franziska Diehr (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin)
- Dr. Elena Spadini (University of Lausanne)
- Drs. Joris van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Amsterdam)
- 20-10-2018 Seminar: Ontologies for History
- 11-10-2018 Conny Kristel (February 26, 1955 – October 6, 2018)
- 11-10-2018 2018 Steven Krauwer Award for CLARIN Achievements awarded to Daan Broeder and Pavel Straňák
- 21-09-2018 Digging into Data - Humanities and Knowledge organization
- 05-09-2018 CfP: Graph Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Modelling, Access, Comparison
- 30-08-2018 14th International IEEE eScience Conference
- 24-07-2018 Call for Papers: AISV Annual Conference 2019 in Arezzo
- 28-06-2018 Call for Steven Krauwer Awards 2018
- 23-06-2018 Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures
- 31-05-2018 ParlaCLARIN workshop during LREC 2018