'Building Narratives in Spatial History: The Emergence of the Online Gazetteer in the Digital Humanities'

Series Name Digital Humanities Seminars
Speaker Dr Stuart Dunn, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Type Courses & Entertainment
When 05 Jun 2013, 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Venue Library Seminar Room
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Simon Dixon, Digital Humanities and Special Collections Manager, e:snd6@le.ac.uk t:0116 252 2056

Linked data is enabling ever more connected forms of digital scholarship. This talk will reflect on one particular aspect: the emergence of the digital gazetteer, and what it means to link spatial concepts in a digital environment.

Well known community activities such as GeoNames have given us a context fo such development, now academia needs to forge a way forward for the development of this kind of infrastructure. From complex historical administrative hierarchies in the Survey of English Place-names, to contested and conflicting geographies in ancient Cyprus, the talk will highlight recent projects to develop sophisticated digital gazetteers, the problems they address, and the problems they do not.

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