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Monday, August 7, 2017 (afternoon) @DH2017 in Montreal 

This is a call for participation in a half-day workshop on Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities that will take place on August 7, 2017, one day prior to the start of Digital Humanities 2017, in Montreal, Canada. The workshop seeks to bring together a wide selection of LOD scholars, researchers, and advocates to share ideas for future LOD tools or initiatives.

Prospective participants should submit the following:

  1. A summary (500-word maximum) of your work in LOD to date, with an emphasis on current projects, including a statement of the institutional position and affiliation of the submitter(s), if relevant. 
  2. A position paper (500-word maximum) that outlines gaps or opportunities related to current LOD tools and/or suggests ideas for new ways to take advantage of the growing body of LOD in the humanities. 

Submission will be via a Google form by June 7th: Images can be referenced in the form of external links. 

The submission form requests permission to make your submission part of an openly available online resource with a CC-BY-NC licence. Projects or researchers unable to participate are invited to submit a summary for inclusion in this resource (see below).

Successful submissions will be shared with all participants in advance of the conference. Participants will rank the position papers with a view to their potential to advance work in the field if taken up by the LOD community.

The authors of the four top-ranked proposals will be asked to present a short pecha-kucha-style talk to kick off the workshop. After a short discussion period, participants will then divide into working groups to strategize about how the ideas might be advanced and come back to the larger group with next steps. All participants will regroup for a final discussion and future planning.


Submissions via Google form: May 31st

Notification of acceptances: June 7th

Sharing of summaries and proposals: June 7th

Voting deadline: June 23

Notification to pecha kucha presenters: June 27th

Workshop: August 7, 2017, time TBA.


Workshop Program Committee: Stacy Allison-Cassin; Susan Brown; Abigel Lemak; Kim Martin; John Simpson; Robert Warren


Can’t make it to Montreal, but want people to know about your LOD project?

In addition to the LOD projects that will have representatives on site at the Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities workshop at DH2017, we are looking to collect one-pagers on other LOD projects to add to an openly available online resource with a CC-BY-NC licence, to be released later this year. If you can not attend DH2017 and still wish to contribute your work to the online collection, please fill in the form at this link: This link will remain active to collect contributions until after the August 7th workshop.