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Investigative team

  • Project Director: Leif Isaksen, Digital Humanities, University of Exeter
  • Community Director: Elton Barker, Classical Studies, The Open University
  • Technical Director: Rainer Simon, The Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Developer: Andrew Lindley, The Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Community Manager: Pau de Soto, Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica, Barcelona


Recogito, an annotation platform for places, part of Pelagios Commons, is a Web-based tool that makes it easy to identify and record the places referred to in historical texts, maps and tables. Recogito has features dedicated to both stages of the annotation workflow:

  • i) a geotagging area, for identifying place names in digital texts, tabular documents or high-resolution maps;
  • ii) a georesolving area, for mapping those place names to a global gazetteer, supported by an automated suggestion system.

Recogito also provides basic features for cataloguing and managing documents and their metadata, as well as viewing annotations, usage statistics and bulk-downloading annotation data.


Project history

  • Recogito has been developed through phases 3 and 6 of the Pelagios project, with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2013-2015; 2016-2018)
  • The project was awarded the title of Best Digital Humanities Tool in the 2018 Digital Humanities Awards