Leif Isaksen

Professor in Digital Humanities, Dept. of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter.

Titre de l'exposé : Linked Open Geodata and the Pelagios Commons

Leif's research interests lie in two distant but related fields: the development of geographic thought and representation in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the emerging role of the Web as a transformational medium for communicating and connecting complex information. For the former he has undertaken theoretical and digital analyses of various documents from ancient world, including the Geographike Hyphegesis of Claudius Ptolemy and the Roman Itineraries. In the latter he applies Linked Open Data technologies to annotate, connect and revisualize geographic aspects of the past through its textual and material culture, most notably as Director of the Pelagios Commons. .