Workshop 3: Reyjkavik

May 2023

Workshop 3 (WS3), “Linking Spatial Data”, will be concerned with implementing the LOD ontologies discussed in WS2 and linking The Icelandic Saga Map’s and Norse World’s datasets. In the initial keynote, Icelandic spatial infrastructure projects and their approaches to data management and re-use will be presented. The participants will then be encouraged to outline what frames or structures are needed to ensure that LOD approaches to diverse spatial and associated attribute data are broadly implemented at Scandinavian and European level. The main component of WS3 is the workshop series’ LOD case study; pre-defined groups will work to link different data types, for instance, spatial data and attribute/name data and make queries to the unified linked dataset of spatial references from West and East Norse literature, for instance, return all attestations linked to a specific location in the two resources. WS3 will incorporate a third session on the European grant application focusing on impact and outreach planning. After a keynote on the subject, the participants will continue to develop the work packages identified in WS1 by adding impact and outreach sections as well as identifying potential collaborators outside academia.

The final keynote of WS3 will allude to the initial keynote of the workshop series and elucidate the potential of the humanities’ digital spatial infrastructures as role-models with respect to LOD practices in spatial humanities. The following discussion will address the issues of best LOD applications and long-term relevance of established common metadata principles and common ontologies in the Nordic countries and internationally. WS3 will conclude with a roundtable regarding next steps with respect to the European grant application and other forms for continued collaboration.

Preliminary Programme

Monday 22nd May, Day 1

09.00-10.15 Welcome, intro to NOS-HS project “Linking, Building, and Sustaining Humanities Digital Spatial Infrastructures for Research in the Nordic Countries” and one of its main outputs, the EU application within the Horizon Europe/Research Infrastructure Concept Development Call + aims for the workshop

10.15-10.45 Coffee/tea

10.45-12.00 Get-to-know (speed-networking format -- all participants arrive with a 3 to 5 minute-long presentation of themselves/their projects and why they are in the workshop)

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Setting up working groups + Discussion on the EU project’s objectives in small groups

15.00-15.30 Coffee/tea

15.30-16.20 Methodology in focus (discussion in small groups)

16.20-16.30 Short break

16.30-17.00 Sharing reflections on objectives and methodology in plenum


Possible city walk at some point between 17.00 and 19.00

19:00 Workshop dinner (optional/at own expense)


Tuesday 23rd May, Day 2

09.00-10.15 Impact in focus incl. presentation by Vicky Garnett/DARIAH-EU

10.15-10.45 Coffee/tea

10.45-12.00 Getting involved in the application: what do you (the participant) want to do within the framework of the EU project? What role do you envisage for yourself (and your team)?

12.00-13.30 Lunch 

13.30-15.00 Getting involved in the application: what resources (salaries, developer time, postdocs etc.) do you need? How much would in cost to get you (and your team) involved? You are most welcome to make a preliminary budget of your involvement.

15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea

15.30-17.00 Sharing the results and general discussion


19:00 Workshop dinner (optional/at own expense)


Wednesday 24th May, Day 3

09.00-10.45 Way forward: what happens next? Overview of the timeline and general discussion

10.45-11.00 Coffee/tea and departure