Linked Open Data for the Humanities and Social Sciences: Developing ORD Best Practices, Communities and Sustainable Services with Geovistory.


Project Management: Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel  (Universität Bern – Walter Benjamin Kolleg)

Project Participants: Université de Fribourg · Universität Zürich · Université de Neuchâtel · Universität Basel · Haute École Pédagogique du canton de Vaud · Università della Svizzera Italiana · Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpe, France · KleioLab GmbH, Basel · DaSCH - Swiss National Data and Service Center for the Humanities · Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg · Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Supérieur, France · Huygens Institute KNAW, Netherlands · Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH) · Universität Greifswald

Sponsors: Swissuniversities

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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Joëlle Weis

Research Area: Digital Literary and Cultural Studies

Keywords: Linked Open Data

Website of the Project: LOD4HSS

The project “Linked Open Data for the Humanities and Social Sciences” (LOD4HSS) is supported through a swissuniversities Open Research Data Grant. LOD4HSS strives to bring forward the open Geovistory platform, propagating Open Research Data workflows according to different use-cases (research data analysis & publishing, teaching, interlinking & reusing available data) and in line with the needs of the various domains in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It aims to expand and strengthen the community of data producers and consumers providing easy-to-use tools and means for exchange, based on a clearly defined governance structure closely aligned with academia.

Geovistory supports Open Research Data for Switzerland and the international Humanities & Social Sciences community. We foster an engaged community and document best practices. Consequentially contributing to methodological innovations of research as Open Data and aiming to provide Geovistory as a sustainable platform.


Dr Joëlle Weis
E-mail: weisatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3017