Make Some Noise! Announcing the 2019 Small Grant Awards
Roll up, roll up, we’re delighted to announce the Pelagios Resource Development and Working Group grantees for 2019!
The new Resource Development (RD) holders will produce digital resources that are compatible with Pelagios linked data methodologies and can be shared within the community. Complementing these grants are the 2019 Working Groups (WG), which will focus on extending Pelagios linked data methodologies into new areas, and/or establishing best practice within the community. With this award, these nine projects will also become the first of Pelagios’s Network Partners, as we transition from being a funded time-limited project to being a formal Association run by its Partners.
We will leave the detail about the individual grants to the awardees themselves, who will post news of their projects here over next few weeks and provide regular updates as work progresses. For the time being we would like to extend our hearty congratulations to the following collaborations, which span regions as diverse as sixteenth-century Mexico, colonial-era India, eighteenth-century Ethiopia and ancient Gandhāra, and use a variety of methods from TEI to event modelling:
Resource Development (RD)
- Subaltern Recogito: Annotating sixteenth-century maps of the Geographic Reports of New Spain led Patricia Murrieta Flores, (Digital Humanities Hub, Lancaster University) explores the benefits of utilising digital annotation for the analysis of historical maps, specifically in relation to a corpus of maps produced in sixteenth- century Mexico for a series of reports known as the Relaciones Geográficas de Nueva España.
- AUO resources as a Pelagios GIF resource, led by Richard Light (Free UK Genealogy) will use data from the Vision of Britain project to generate RDF which is compatible with the Pelagios Gazetteer Interconnection Format, and to create a dump file of the complete AUO in PGIF format, thus facilitating its incorporation into the Recogito ecosystem.
- Interchange: Adapting HuViz for Pelagios, led by Kim Martin (University of Guelph) will extend the Humanities Visualizer (HuViz) to read and display files from Recogito and expand what Pelagios researchers can do with their data. The workflow of this project will enable connections between Recogito, the CWRC’s CWRC-Writer TEI editor focused on marking up named entities more generally, and the HuViz Linked Data Explorer for visualizing relationships between entities.
- Pelagios in the Indian Subcontinent, led by Deborah Sutton, (Department of History, Lancaster University) will annotate a corpus of colonial maps generated in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the period in which the Anglophonic colonial intervention in South Asia was substantially enlarged, briefly consolidated and then collapsed.
- EthioMap: Exposing 18th-20th geo-historical knowledge of the Horn of Africa into the Web of Data, led by Eloi Ficquet (Césor-EHESS) will build connections between the EthioMap collection of place attestations to IRIs in the Beta maṣāḥǝft (BM) semantic gazetteer of Ethiopian and Eritrean territories already accessible by Recogito.
Working Groups (WG)
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- Recogito-TEI, led by Antonio Rojas Castro (CCeH, Cologne University) aims to improve TEI support in Recogito, with a specific focus on integration issues, in order to make it a more useful tool for the creation of DSE.
- Archaeological and Historical Event Modelling, led by Piraye Hacıgüzeller, (Department of Archaeology & Center for Digital Humanities, Ghent University) aims to reveal the recurrent issues involved in archaeological and historical event modelling as linked data by experimenting with event modelling on a selected corpus of archaeological and historical texts, images, maps, and databases. The results of this experiment will involve a set of guidelines and a roadmap with future steps for archaeological and historical event modelling.
- Linked Data Methodologies in Gandhāran Buddhist Art and Texts led by Frederik Elwert and Jessie Pons (Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr University, Bochum). This working group will bring together scholars, curators, and Digital Humanities specialists around the theme of Linked Data Methodologies applied to the fields of Gandhāran Art and Gandhāran Buddhism.