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University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Adam T. Rabinowitz (Project Director: September 2013 to May 2016)

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Digital Humanities

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$54,096 (approved)
$53,907 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Periods, Organized (PeriodO): A gazetteer of period assertions for linking and visualizing periodized data

The development of a gazetteer that incorporates different scholarly definitions of historical and archaeological periods.

The PeriodO project seeks to create an online gazetteer of authoritative assertions about the chronological and geographic extent of historical and archaeological periods. Starting with a trial dataset related to Classical antiquity, this gazetteer will combine period thesauri used by museums and cultural heritage bodies with published assertions about the dates and locations of periods in authoritative print sources. These assertions will be modeled in a Linked Data format (JSON-LD, a serialization of RDF). They will be given Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) and served from a public GitHub repository, where they can act as a shared reference point to describe data in datasets with periodized information. We will also create a search and visualization tool to view the temporal and geographic extent of an assertion and compare it with others. Authoritative users will be able to add their own period assertions.