Inaugural SIG Meeting at DH 2014

We are happy to announce the GeoHumanities SIG will hold its inaugural meeting on July 8th at the Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne (DH 2014).  The full-day program will include project presentations as well as discussions of proposed SIG collaborative projects and organizational matters.

A major unifying theme of the SIG, and one emphasized in our founding document, is the topic of digital gazetteers - including historical and modern, and related temporal aspects.  The morning and early afternoon of our meeting day will be devoted to gazetteers and projects addressing their development, as several folks have indicated interest in presenting.  The contributors thus far include:

  • Stuart Dunn, Kings College London (Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus)
  • Miranda Anderson and Beatrice Alex, University of Edinburgh (Palimpsest project)
  • Leif Isaksen, Rainer Simon, and Elton Barker [University of Southampton, The Open University,  Austrian Institute of Technology ] (Pelagios 3)
  • Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth (PastPlace)
  • Petr Pridal, Klokan Technologies (Old Maps Online)
  • Susanna Ånäs (Wikidata & Wikimedia)
  • Eric Kansa, Alexandria Archive Institute (PeriodO)
  • Tomi Kauppinen, University of Bremen (Fuzzy temporal intervals)
  • Wolfgang Schmidle, German Archaeological Institute (DAI) (CIDOC-CRM and CRMgeo)
  • Kathy Weimer, Texas A&M University (Geographic name authority records)
  • Karl Grossner, Stanford University (Topotime)

In the late afternoon we’d like to discuss the SIG’s role in creating a GeoDiRT resource and project clearinghouse, to be aligned with and supporting the Dariah/Bamboo DiRT project (noted on this website).  We also want to entertain suggestions for other activities, and time will be reserved for agenda items related to ADHO and SIG communications and organizational structure.  

Your co-chairs would like to hear from you, whether attending DH or not, about potential future SIG initiatives, business and agenda items and/or other ideas for SIG engagement.  You can post suggestions to the SIG list or email us directly.

Best regards,

    Kathy Weimer, k-weimer [at] library [dot] tamu [dot] edu
    Karl Grossner, karlg [at] Stanford [dot] edu