Thursday, December 20, 2007

Historical GIS 2008 at Essex

Ian Gregory wrote with the following call for papers:
Historical GIS 2008
University of Essex
21-22 August 2008

This conference will be the first major European conference concerned with the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in historical research. It follows on from the success of a previous Historical GIS conference held at the Newberry Library, Chicago in 2004. The main aim of the conference is to demonstrate how GIS can make a contribution to our understanding of the geographies of the past. We welcome submissions on all aspects of using GIS in historical research from database development to applied research in which GIS has made a contribution to understanding a historical topic. Contributions from PhD students are encouraged. Non-speaking participants who are keen to learn what is happening in the field are also welcome.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cool URIs

I've been yammering on and off about cool URLs for Pleiades ... now I should point and hoot at the very important W3C working draft, just posted, of Cool URIs for the Semantic Web. And in this context, how could I fail to whisper about an RDF future for HEML, mooted most recently at a November workshop on Cyberinfrastucture in the Humanities at chez Ross?