Spreading the word…

We headed to Shire Hall in Monmouth for the Digital Past 2013 event on 21st February  to give a talk on semantic technologies and linked data, also including quite a large plug for the (then) imminent SENESCHAL project. It’s tricky disseminating useful details of a project that’s yet to actually start, particularly describing what we were planning to a mixed audience coming at the content from very different perspectives. Nevertheless it was very well received, and we made a lot of nice contacts. Seems the vocabulary issues we described struck a chord with  people from many different disciplines.  The presentation slides are available for download as a PDF file: DigitalPast2013_cbinding

SENESCHAL project started

The first meeting for the SENESCHAL project took place on Monday 4th March 2013 at English Heritage, Swindon (thanks to Phil for hosting).


  • Peter McKeague (RCAHMS)
  • David Thomas (RCAHMW)
  • Phil Carlisle (EH DSU)
  • Keith May (EH Portsmouth)
  • Paul Cripps (Wessex Archaeology)
  • Holly Wright (ADS York)
  • Doug Tudhope (Glamorgan)
  • Ceri Binding (Glamorgan)

The team reviewed the project proposal and mapped out a preliminary plan of work, particularly focusing on the publication of the vocabularies as LOD. Areas discussed in more detail included hosting service, licensing, attribution, versioning and alignment of data. More to follow on these issues in future blogs. SENESCHAL case studies using the LInked Data to be discussed at forthcoming Glamorgan visit to ADS.