As part of the week-long DReAM Lab  training event offered by the Price Lab for the Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) is sponsoring a course on Linked Data for the Humanities<>, with Kevin Page and David Lewis, both from the e-Research Centre at Oxford University. The course will be held June 10-14, 2019, in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at Penn.

Thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in support of the SIMS-affiliated Mapping Manuscript Migrations<> project, a T-AP Digging Into Data Award recipient, FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students and early career scholars and professionals.

Here's a summary of the course:

"This course introduces the concepts and technologies behind the Semantic Web and teaches attendees about the standards and practices that underpin Linked Data. Sessions offer a mix of "under the hood" technical details explaining how Linked Data ticks, alongside examples of applied Linked Data from the presenters' own humanities research. Through consideration of these varied uses across the humanities - including musicology, early English literature, and manuscript provenance - attendees will be familiarized with the common patterns by which Linked Data can be applied to their own specialisms. The course will culminate in a full day studying a major new digital humanities resource from the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project, including data from the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, exploring the end-to-end application of Linked Data as a solution for both memory institutions and the researchers using them."

For more information and to apply, go to:

General information about DReAM Lab and other courses being offered can be found here: .

Lynn Ransom, Ph.D.
Curator of Programs, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Project Director, The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Co-Editor, Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206