[GeoHumanities SIG] APlace4Places pre-conference workshop at DH2016 (Krakow): Call for Participation

Carmen Brando carmen.brando at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 17:57:02 CET 2016

Dear colleagues,

You will find below the Call for Participation of our DH2016 pre-conference
workshop in Spatial Humanities endorsed by the GeoHumanities Special
Interest Group.

We hope it will be of your interest. Please spread the word to whom it may

Best regards,
Carmen Brando (IGN) & Francesca Frontini (ILC-CNR)


The 1st edition of the workshop APlace4Places, current trends and
challenges in the development and use of geo-historical gazetteers, will
hold in conjunction with the 2016 Digital Humanities conference in Kraków,
Poland. The present workshop 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.

The workshop will take place on Monday, 11/Jul/2016: 9:30am - 6:00pm. Save
the date!

For further information, please visit our web site,
http://aplace4places.github.io. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if
you need further information.


Carmen Brando (IGN)
Francesca Frontini (ILC-CNR)
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