*Applications due February 17*
New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
will host the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) from May 31st to
June 2nd, 2012 in New York City. “Linked Open
is an approach to the creation of digital resources that emphasizes
connections between diverse information on the basis of published and
stable web addresses (URIs) that identify common concepts and individual
items. LAWDI, funded by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National
Endowment for Humanities <http://www.neh.gov/odh/>, will bring together an
international faculty of practitioners working in the field of Linked Data
with twenty attendees who are implementing or planning the creation of
LAWDI’s intellectual scope is the Ancient Mediterranean and Ancient Near
East, two fields in which a large and increasing number of digital
resources is available, with rich coverage of the archaeology, literature
and history of these regions. Many of these resources publish stable URIs
for their content and so are enabling links and re-use that create a varied
research and publication environment. LAWDI attendees will learn how to
take advantage of these resources and also how to contribute to the growing
network of linked scholarly materials.
The organizers encourage applications from faculty, university staff,
graduate students, librarians, museum professionals, archivists and others
with a serious interest in creating digital resources for the study of the
Ancient World. Applications to attend should take the form of a one-page
statement of interest e-mailed to <[log in to unmask]> by *Friday,
February 17*. A discussion of current or planned work should be a prominent
part of this statement. As part of the curriculum, successful applicants
will be asked to present their work and be ready to actively participate in
conversations about topics presented by faculty and the other participants.
The announcement for LAWDI is
the organizers are grateful for any circulation of this information.
A second session of LAWDI will also take place from May 30 to June 1 of
2013 at Drew University in New Jersey (http://drew.edu).