Semantic web technology and humanities research

A Canadian historian uses semantic web technology to do interesting research and to lay the groundwork for others to do so.

I’ve attended and given a few Scholar’s Lab talks at the nearby University of Virginia, and I’m kicking myself for missing a recent talk by Mount Allison University’s Bruce Robertson, whose field at Mount Allison is ancient Greek and Roman history. (A podcast of his Scholars Lab talk is available here.) He’s the main guy behind the Historical Event Markup Linking Project (HEML) and apparently even the people who brought him to UVa to give his recent talk were…