Pelagios Commons is governed by the Pelagios Commons Committee (PCC) and the Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB).
The PCC is comprised of the Pelagios Investigative Team and the Coordinators of its Working Groups (WGs) and is concerned with issues of general governance and strategic direction, and forms the principal governing structure for Pelagios. The SAB consists of a panel of experts with knowledge and experience of sustaining long term public-facing digital humanities initiatives, and advises on sustainability planning for the project.
The Pelagios Working Groups Coordinators (2017) are:
Chiara Palladino (Pedagogy WG)
Chiara is a PhD candidate at the University of Leipzig and the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy). She is working on a born-digital critical edition of an ancient Greek geographical text, the ‘Sketch of Geography’ by Agathemerus, while writing a dissertation on the textual tradition of the so-called Minor Greek Geographers from the Byzantine to the Modern age. Her current research focuses on the representation of ancient geographical systems in the digital environment, specific lexicon and measurements of distances in Greek and Latin geography, textual transmission, and re-use.
Sarah Bond (Pedagogy WG)
Sarah E. Bond is an Assistant Professor in Classics at the University of Iowa. She is interested in late Roman history, epigraphy, late antique law, Roman topography and GIS, Digital Humanities, and the socio-legal experience of ancient marginal peoples.
Timothy Hill (Linked Pasts WG)
Karl Grossner (Linked Pasts WG)
Karl is a geographer (PhD, UC Santa Barbara) whose research interests involve “computing place” – developing models and software for representing historical knowledge in terms of places and the connections between them. Towards those ends, he is currently developing the GeoJSON-T spatial-temporal data format and putting it through its paces in a Linked Places pilot application representing geographic movement. Karl is also serving as Technical Director for the World-Historical Gazetteer(WHG) project at the University of Pittsburgh’s World History Center.
Adam Rabinowitz (Time WG)
Adam is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an active field archaeologist and is involved with various projects related to the collection, management, and publication of digital archaeological data. He is also an active participant in efforts to build infrastructure for the Linked Open Data environment, as an associate editor of the Pleiades gazetteer and as co-PI of the NEH- and IMLS-funded PeriodO project to build a gazetteer of historical period definitions (http://perio.do).
Wolfgang Schmidle (Time WG)
Wolfgang is a research fellow in the Scientific IT department of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. He studied mathematics and German language and literature and has a PhD in computer science. He is currently working on a gazetteer of temporal terms called ChronOntology and is part of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project. His research interests include metadata exchange formats and semantic modelling.
Gimena del Rio Riande (Multilingualism WG)
Gimena is a Researcher at the Seminario de Edicion y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT) of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina and External professor at LINHD-UNED (Madrid). She is the vicepresident of the Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales (AAHD). She coordinates the projects Diálogo Medieval, Obras Completas de José Luis Romero, and Methodologies of Digital Tools applied to Social Sciences and Humanities at CAICYT-CONICET.
Juan Manuel Escourido (Multilingualism WG)