Transforming access to culture & history with Connected Data

About the talk

Cultural Heritage (CH) is, from a computational perspective, a messy domain, with data sources ranging from art galleries to medical libraries to newspaper publishers and a user base that includes graphic designers and academic researchers alongside performing artists and amateur genealogists. For Europeana, one of the world’s largest aggregators of digital Cultural Heritage content, Linked Open Data (LOD) has been crucial both in articulating a vision for this domain and for structuring and enriching it – while also posing considerable technical challenges of its own.



Europeana is the EU digital platform for cultural heritage

About the speaker

Timothy Hill received his doctorate in 2002. Since then he has worked on a wide range of humanities and cultural-heritage projects – creating content automation flows for academic publishers, exploring social networks in Anglo-Saxon England, collating ancient papyri scattered across the globe, and more. When not trying to figure out new techniques for navigating and shepherding the messy data domains he works in, he enjoys hiking and learning about ecology.