A Place For Places aims to investigate the latest developments of geo-historical gazetteers and their impact in natural language processing and digital humanities studies. In particular the workshop will deal with crucial problems concerning the geo-spatial models of representation for ancient places, and the management of temporal information for geographic features in general. Current projects concerning the publication of geo-historical data as Linked Open Data, as well as their exploitation for annotating and enriching texts will also be discussed, alongside with more theoretical issues on vocabularies and ontologies.

A group of well known invited scholars will hold 15 minutes presentations, discussing different and approaches to the topic, ranging from engineering, data models, standards and publication, corpus annotation models, visualization. An interactive discussion with workshop attendees about their current projects as well as a sum up panel will constitute an occasion for the community to gather together and harmonize efforts

The intended audience are scholars, data designers, and software developers who are or will be involved in research projects concerning the spatial humanities.

The workshop is endorsed by The GeoHumanities Special Interest Group (SIG)
of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

When: Monday, 11/Jul/2016: 9:30am - 6:00pm. Save the date!

Where: Kraków, Poland

Twitter: use the hashtag #Aplace4places to share with the rest of the DH community what's going on during the workshop.

How to register:

Co-located with DH2016. In order to register to the workshop, you need to register to the main conference following this link

Give us feedback:

After registration, please provide us with information about your spatial humanities project(s) by filling out the following form, this would allow us to provide you with customized help from experts.

Otherwise, please add here the research topics you would like to focus on the workshop (for participants only).

Who are organizers:

Carmen Brando
Centre de recherches historiques (CRH, UMR 8558), EHESS, Paris

Francesca Frontini
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR - Pisa & CLARIN-IT

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information, to the following emails: carmen.brando(at)gmail(dot)com and francesca.frontini(at)gmail(dot)com