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ResearchSpace Workshops: Mapping Culture Semantically

posted 13 Jun 2015, 01:59 by Dominic Oldman   [ updated 16 Jul 2015, 03:27 ]

CIDOC CRM Mapping workshop for humanities scholars and cultural heritage professionals

Kindly Supported by the Yale Center for British Art and Yale University

10th  - 12th August 2015, Yale University, New Haven, USA
European Dates to be announced - Please contact the ResearchSpace Office ( if you are interested in attending a European Workshop. 

  • Find out how combining cultural heritage and humanities data with semantic technologies can create a better foundation for digital representation and reconciliation.
  • See demonstrations from the British Museum and Rijksmuseum on how this technology and approach has enhanced the digital representation of collections data and enabled richer comparisons and synergies across institutions.
  • Develop an understanding of how the semantic framework can overcome issues of information integration using vocabularies and mandated fields to represent cultural heritage data faithfully and meaningfully for wider reuse.
  • Develop skills and understand data mapping techniques using CIDOC CRM.

Aimed at professionals who have expertise and understanding of cultural heritage but who are not necessarily technical in their roles. Attendance for 2.5 days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) is free for up to 20 people. Attendees must finance travel and subsistence costs but some help may be available for some attendees - please contact the ResearchSpace office.

Attendees can bring XML data samples to the workshop (but should send a copy to the ResearchSpace office prior to the workshop).  Registration is available here from the 19th June.

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. The project aims to enrich and harmonise cultural heritage datasets and construct collaborative research tools designed to uncover the relationships and connections between different collections while retaining institutional perspectives.

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.