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Linking The Past

Study Day on Linked Data

22 November 2019
08:00 - 16:00

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22 November 2019
08:00 - 16:00






On Friday 22 November 2019, the ADOCHS project organises an international study day on Linked Data. While morning presentations will tackle new conceptual models, those of afternoon will present several case studies on publishing archival data as Linked Data.



09:00 Reception
09:30 Introduction (Seth van Hooland, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Session 1: New Data Models

10:00 Records in Contexts (RiC) conceptual model and ontology (Florence Clavaud, Archives nationales of France and International Council on Archives )
10:30 The Matterhorn RDF Data Model (Tobias Wildi, Docuteam)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Wikidata and Archival Metadata : opportunities and challenges for heritage institutions (Baptiste de Coulon, le lieu imaginaire)
12:00 The IIIF protocol: How to link images? (Jean-François Moufflet, National Archives of France)
12:30 Questions
13:00 Lunch break

Session 2: Linked Open Data – World War II Case Studies

14:00 WarSampo – Finnish WW2 on the Semantic Web (Eero Hyvonen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities – HELDIG and Aalto University, Department of Computer Science, Semantic Computing Research Group – SeCo)
14:30 From CegeSoma spreadsheets to Linked Data: a Wikibase journey (Anne Chardonnens, Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB )
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Describing the Persecution of the Jews in Italy: the OWL Domain “Shoah Ontology”
(Laura Brazzo, the Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center)

16:00 Debate
16:30 Conclusion. The new data models, a real opportunity? (Frédéric Lemmers, KBR)
17:00 End



  • CegeSoma (State Archives of Belgium)
  • KBR
  • Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel



The registration to the study day is free but mandatory.

Register here