Speaking & Teaching


In the Winter 2019/20 semester, I am teaching an introductory course on the Spatial Humanities at the Humboldt University, Berlin, as part of the interdisciplinary programme Vielfalt der Wissensformen (Diversities of Knowledge).  You can find details of the course, and the syllabus here

In April 2019, I co-taught (with my colleague Rainer Simon) the seminar “From Strings to Things: Using Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage” at the Spring School Linked Data and the Semantic Web for Humanities Research, at the University of Graz, Austria.


Talks & Presentations

These are details of some recent talks and presentations:


  • “Connecting Collections: Exposing Objects in a Linked Data Search Engine”
    Museums+Tech Conference, Museums Computer Group. National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • “Pelagios Commons: Decentralizing Knowledge Creation in the Web of Historical Data” International Conference of Historical Geographers, Polish Academy of Sciences. University of Warsaw, Poland.
  • “Linked Data, Geodata and Humanities Research: More Than Semantics” – History Department, Lancaster University (slides)


  • “Pelagios Commons: Decentralising the Web of Historical Knowledge”Digital Cultural Heritage. CODATA-Germany. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany.
  • Digital Classicist Seminar, Berlin Discussing Peripleo – a tool which allows users freely navigate the “sea of open data”, and discover the treasures hidden in remote places and ancient times. Recording of the talk here.