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Pelagios: The Information Superhighway for the Ancient World

  • Pelagios is funded by JISC in successive programmes (Geospatial and Community Outreach; Resource Discovery), 2011-2012


The aim of Pelagios is to help introduce Linked Open Data goodness into online resources that refer to places in the Ancient World. By providing a cookbook (of guidelines and schema) for annotating, cataloguing and visualizing references to ancient places, Pelagios enables researchers or curators working with the ancient world to make their resources more discoverable, accessible and usable to others. By also developing a series of widgets and a Graph Explorer, Pelagios also empowers students, researchers and the general public to discover the cities of antiquity and explore the rich interconnections between them.

The Team

  • Elton Barker, Classical Studies, The Open University
  • Leif Isaksen, Archaeology, University of Southampton
  • Rainer Simon, The Austrian Institute of Technology

The Partners

Arachne British Museum CLAROS Digital Memory Engineering Fasti Online Google Ancient Places Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine jiscGEO LUCERO Open Context Oracc Perseus Digital Library Pleiades Ports Antiques PtolemyMachine Regnum Francorum Online SPQR Ure Museum

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