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Kerameikos.org

Kerameikos.org is a collaborative project dedicated to defining the intellectual concepts of pottery following the tenets of linked open data and the formulation of an ontology for representing and sharing ceramic data across disparate data systems. While the project is focused primarily on the definition of concepts within Greek black- and red-figure pottery, Kerameikos.org is extensible toward the definition of concepts in other fields of pottery studies.

See the github account at https://github.com/kerameikos, which contains repositories for the RDF data and the publication framework. This framework could be applied to other linked data thesauri.

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee includes both pottery and cultural heritage informatics experts.

  • Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext
  • Renee Gondek, University of Mary Washington
  • Ethan Gruber, American Numismatic Society
  • Thomas Mannack, Oxford University
  • Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia
  • Anne-Violaine Szabados, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC-France)

The list of contributors (curators, authors, and translators) to Kerameikos is available at http://kerameikos.org/editor/. Through integration with ORCID, we are able to mint DOIs that reflect the intellectual contribution of each editor.

Papers and Presentations

  • 2020: Gondek, Renee, Ethan Gruber, Tyler Jo Smith. "Kerameikos.org: 2020 Current Work and Future Plans" (poster), Linked Pasts 6 (virtual conference).
  • 2020: Gondek, Renee, Ethan Gruber, Tyler Jo Smith. "Kerameikos.org: Pottery and Linked Open Data" (lightning talk), presented in a workshop, "The Digital Futures of Ancient Objects: Discussing Next Steps for Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects" organized by Rebecca Levitan, AIA-SCS 2020, Washington, DC.
  • 2019: Gondek, Renee, Ethan Gruber, Tyler Jo Smith. "Kerameikos.org: A Linked Open Greek Pottery Project", FIEC / CA 2019, London, UK.
  • 2019: Gondek, Renee, Ethan Gruber, Tyler Jo Smith. "Kerameikos.org: Linked Open Data for Greek Pottery" (poster), Computer Applications in Archaeology, Krakow, Poland. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3243539
  • 2019: Gondek, Renee, Ethan Gruber, and Tyler Jo Smith (in absentia). "Kerameikos.org: A Network Science Approach to the Study of Greek Pottery", UVA Archaeology Brown Bag, 22 March 2019.
  • 2019: Gondek, Renee and Ethan Gruber. "Linked Open Greek Pottery: Kerameikos.org", NEH Project Directors' meeting, 18 March 2019: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2597608.
  • 2016: Gruber, Ethan and Tyler Jo Smith. "Kerameikos.org: The Semantic Web Meets Greek Pottery", DH@UVa, Scholar’s Lab UVa, 14 October 2016
  • 2015: Gondek, Renee and Ethan Gruber. Roundtable on databases and pottery. Computer Applications in Archaeology, Siena, Italy.
  • 2014: Gruber, Ethan and Tyler Jo Smith. "Linked Open Greek Pottery", Computer Applications in Archaeology, Paris, France.

Data Export

Kerameikos Linked Data

Pelagios Annotations

VoID for Concepts: RDF/XML
VoID for Partner Objects: RDF/XML

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Support

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In August 2018, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Kerameikos $85,382 as part of the Digital Humanities Advancement program. An 18-month long Level II project, this will fund the creation of all necessary Archaic and Classical Greek pottery concepts the building of various aggregation or data harvesting tools.

Collaborators

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The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia hosts Kerameikos.org.
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The Beazley Archive, Classical Art Research Center, University of Oxford has provided the vocabularies that are the foundation for the project.