Linked Data for Humanities at the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School

These days, I’m (as a member of group of scholars and researchers from the Oxford e-Research Centre) all geared up for preparing for our part in the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School, which will be held here in Oxford for the week 20th – 24th July 2015.

This year, we’re running a total of 8 really cool and diverse workshops, and I’m particularly excited about the Linked Data for the Humanities one, as an “alumni” of the course from a few years back, and now experiencing it from the other side.

The workshop is an opportunity to learn from speakers (this year, these include members of the OeRC team, as well as experts from the British Museum) and engage with other participants from around the world. The aim is to support anyone with an interest in Linked Data for the Humanities to develop their knowledge and to acquire new skills. The week-long workshop will also include keynotes and additional sessions.

The Linked Data in the Humanities workshop introduces the concepts and technologies behind Linked Data and the Semantic Web and teach attendees how they can publish their research so that it is available in these forms for reuse by other humanities scholars, and how to access and manipulate Linked Data resources provided by others. The Semantic Web tools and methods described over the week use distinct but interwoven models to represent services, data collections, workflows, and the domain of an application. Topics covered will include: the RDF format; modelling your data and publishing to the web; Linked Data; querying RDF data using SPARQL; and choosing and designing vocabularies and ontologies.

The workshop comprises a series of lectures and hands-on tutorials. Lectures introduce theoretical concepts, and each is paired with a practical session in which attendees are guided through their own exploration of the topics covered.

If you’d like to know more about the workshop, see http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/linkeddata.html .

For more information about the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School, see http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ .

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