Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies

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Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies


Phase 1

  • PI: Gabriel Bodard, King's College London
  • Co-Is: Hugh Cayless (Duke), Mark Depauw (Leuven), Leif Isaksen (Southampton), Faith Lawrence (KCL), Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford)

Phase 2

  • Awaiting funding
  • PI: Gabriel Bodard, University of London
  • Co-Is: Hugh Cayless (Duke), Mark Depauw (Leuven), Neven Jovanovic (Zagreb), Faith Lawrence (KCL), Rainer Simon (Austrian Institute of Science), Charlotte Tupman (Exeter)


The Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies: Data and Relations in Greco-Roman Names (hereafter SNAP:DRGN or SNAP) project aims to address the problem of linking together large collections of material (datasets) containing information about persons, names and person-like entities managed in heterogeneous systems and formats.

SNAP:DRGN will publish recommendations and examples, with a view to encouraging: (i) the publication of minimal, consistent prosopographical data in RDF and compatible with the Linked Ancient World Data graph; (ii) building a loose network ancient prosopographical projects that will collectively contribute to a graph of millions of person-records; (iii) stand-off assertions of co-references or other relationships between persons, names and other prosopographical entities; (iv) Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC)-style RDF annotations of named entities in texts to point them to authoritative person-record-clusters in the SNAP:DRGN graph.

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