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Linking Islands of Data second Symposium

The Second Linking Islands of Data Symposium, 5-6 MARCH 2020

St John’s College & St Edmund’s College

Organised by The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Open University

HASHTAG: linkedislands

Following an initial workshop in October 2019, which brought together representatives of Classical World projects that work with Linked Open Data and other methodologies (3D imaging, visualisations, mapping), we are pleased to announce a two-day long symposium with the aim of enhancing and aggregating museum collections.

This event is open to all researchers, as well as software developers, Museum professionals and independent scholars. Structured around a series of position papers, extended discussion, and group activities, this event will provide a road map for enhancing accessibility, interaction and collaboration between cultural institutions that share similar challenges with the archaeological, historical and Museum data.

Questions to discuss:

  1. What added value can Linked Open Data bring to museum exhibitions and research projects? The case of Fitzwilliam Museum’s 2021 Being an Islander: Art and Identity of the large Mediterranean Islands exhibition, its digital ‘footprint’ and ‘object biographies’.
  2. What is Linked Open Data and how can we do it? The case of the Pelagios Network, its annotation platform Recogito and prototype search (Peripleo).
  3. What role can the creative economy play in museum collections and exhibitions? The case of Museum in a Box and 3D work.
  4. What insights can be gleaned from big institutional initiatives? The case of the Getty Museum (e.g. the new digital CVA volume, the Antiquities Provenance Project and the Ancient Worlds Now initiative)

To book a place

Email Daniel Pett and Elton Barker We are now at capacity. Please do join us on the hangout link.

Tentative schedule

5th March: 10am - 4pm at St John’s College. More formal presentations from our American guests and some of the UK participants.

Day 1 Schedule

You will find us in the Castlereagh Room. Please do not worry if you are late, or have to leave at any time.

Open hangout link

CLOSE: Socialising in local public house for those that want to.

6th March: 10am - 4pm at St Edmund’s College. This will be workshop style.

Day 2 Schedule tentative

You will find us in the Garden room.

Open hangout link


Full details to follow. If you can only attend for some of the time, that is absolutely fine!

Who is coming?

  1. Daniel Pett (Project PI - University of Cambridge)
  2. Elton Barker (Project Co-I - Open University)
  3. Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Project curator - University of Cambridge)
  4. Valeria Vitale (Institute of Classical Studies)
  5. Jennifer Wexler (The British Museum)
  6. Hannah Platts (Royal Holloway)
  7. Amara Thornton (Reading University)
  8. Ava Clark (Palestine Exploration Fund)
  9. Eric Poehler (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  10. Megan Perry (East Carolina University)
  11. Kristi Bain (University of Cambridge)
  12. Marjolein Heemskerk (University of Cambridge Archaeology MPhil)
  13. Alice-Lynn McMichael (Michigan State University)
  14. David Saunders (The Getty)
  15. Andrew Shapland (Oxford University)
  16. Jeremy Ottevanger (Sesamoid Consulting)
  17. Andrew Meadows (Oxford University/ ANS/ Nomisma)
  18. Ryan Baumann (Duke University)
  19. David Gill (University of East Anglia)
  20. Sara Perry (Museum of London Archaeology)
  21. Adi Popsecu (Fitzwilliam Museum)
  22. Megan Gooch (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)
  23. Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (ANU - Hangout participant)
  24. Victoria Donnellan (The British Museum)
  25. Thomas Kiely (The British Museum)
  26. Susanne Turner (University of Cambridge, Museum of Classical Archaeology)
  27. Ronald Haynes (Cambridge University)
  28. Ryoko Matsuba (UEA SISJAC)
  29. Keith May (Historic England)
  30. Alexandra Villing (The British Museum)
  31. Graeme Earl (King’s College London)
  32. Holly Wright (University of York, Archaeology Data Service)
  33. Rosie Forrest (University of Cambridge)
  34. Chiara Bonacchi (University of Stirling)
  35. George Doji (University of Cambridge)
  36. Steve Handley (University of Cambridge)
  37. Philippa Walton (University of Reading)
  38. Erica Emond (University of Cambridge)
  39. Joanne Vine (University of Cambridge)
  40. Caroline Barron (Birkbeck University)
  41. Lora Angelova (The National Archives)
  42. Tao Tao Chang (AHRC)
  43. Sarah Middle (Open University)
  44. Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg (Open University)
  45. Enrico Saga (Open University)
  46. Paul Mulholland (Open University)
  47. Tom Flynn (Sketchfab)
  48. Courtney Nimura (Oxford University)
  49. Chris Green (Oxford University)
  50. Eleonora Gandolfi (Southampton University)
  51. Frances Madden (British Library)
  52. Suzanne Paul (Cambridge University Library)
  53. Cody Kingham (Cambridge University)
  54. Carol Atack (Cambridge University)
  55. Abi Glen (Cambridge University)
  56. Matthew Rossi (Michigan State University)
  57. Steve Colmer (Soluis Heritage)

Hangout participants

  1. Gethin Rees (British Library)
  2. Amy Smith (Reading University)
  3. Tao Tao Chang (AHRC/UKRI)
  4. Jacquelyn Clements (National Endowment for the Humanities)
  5. Chiara Capulli (University of Florence)
  6. Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge)
  7. Tom Flynn (Sketchfab)

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