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CIDOC CRM Mapping workshop at Oxford University

posted 22 Sep 2015, 07:46 by Dominic Oldman   [ updated 11 Oct 2015, 05:26 ]

CIDOC CRM Mapping workshop for humanities scholars and cultural heritage professionals

Inaugural European workshop hosted at University of Oxford e-Research Centre 
Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th November 2015

-Aimed at professionals who have expertise and understanding of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) but who are not necessarily technical in their roles.
-Useful for people wishing to develop skills in data mapping techniques and understanding of semantic frameworks.

-The workshop will include examples from leading heritage collections including the British Museum and Rijksmuseum.


Participants must attend both days. A limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries are available for participants with a practical need for the training. If you are interested in attending please email Researchspace@britishmuseum.org by Thursday 20th October. If you would like to apply for the bursary then please include a statement of up to 500 words on the relevance of the workshop to your work.

For the Workshop you will need a reasonably up to date  laptop with a reasonably sized screen

The workshop covers:

1. The philosophy behind the CIDOC CRM

2. The CIDOC CRM semantic framework and how it is applied to heritage datasets.

3. How to map CRM as a knowledge representation exercise.

4. How to create Linked Data for use in an RDF database.


 Some feedback from the recent USA workshop:

“This was SO helpful…I have already made better decisions this week as we develop our collections online presence”

“Thank you so much! This was an excellent event. It came at the perfect time for my project, and has given me practical methods for moving forward with my data mapping and transformation”.

“I had a blast and learned a lot!”

Workshop Leaders

Dominic Oldman: Head of ResearchSpace at the British Museum and a Senior Curator in the Collections Directorate, he is deputy chair of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) Special Interest Group. He managed the implementation of the British Museum’s Collection Online service and established the Museum’s public Semantic Web service, which provides collection information mapped to the CIDOC CRM ontology. He is currently the Principal Investigator of ResearchSpace, a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


 Maria Theodoridou: R & D engineer in the Information Systems Laboratory and the Centre for Cultural Informatics of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, in Crete, Greece. Maria has been actively involved in several national and international cultural information systems’ projects. Her research interests include conceptual modelling, cultural information systems, source material management systems and digital libraries.

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