Linked Pasts VII Symposium

The annual Linked Pasts conference, which has previously been held at KCL, Madrid, Stanford, Mainz, Bordeaux and virtually at London brings together scholars, heritage professionals and other practitioners with an interest in Linked Open Data as applied to the study of the ancient and historical worlds. Panels and working groups at Linked Pasts are more goal-oriented than a conventional academic conference, and activities and agendas are often proposed, developed and revised by all participants at the event itself. The Linked Pasts Symposium is a formal partner of the Pelagios Network.

The seventh installment of Linked Pasts in December 2021 will be hosted by the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities and CLARIAH Flanders Open Humanities Service Infrastructure consortium (an interdisciplinary team from Universities of Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Brussels). 

CHANGE IN FORMAT: Due to corona related measures, Linked Pasts 7 will move from a hybrid event to an online event with activities taking place remotely (online) over two weeks (December 13-21). Other than welcome, keynotes and wrap-up at the beginning and end of the conference, most activities during the weeks will be asynchronous, with work or discussions taking place in whatever medium is most appropriate to the activity and community in question.



Participation in the conference is free, but advance registration is required. Please register here.



More activities will be announced soon and added to the LP7 programme. The times below are given in Central European Time (CET). 

Monday December 13 

14.00 LP Kickoff

16.00 - 17.00 Keynote: Amalia Skarlatou Levi (The HeritEdge Connection)
The Things We Think We Link: The Cascading Violence of Colonial Archives (chairs: Valeria Vitale & Christophe Verbruggen)

Tuesday December 14

12.00 Poster session via 


Friday December 17

19.00 - 20.00 Keynote: Katie McDonough (The Alan Turing Institute)
Linked Maps and Spatial Searching (chairs: Gabriel Bodard & Iason Jongepier) 


Tuesday December 21

14.00 - 15.00 Keynote: Muriel van Ruymbeke (ULiège)
LOD in archaeology. Do they really link and are they really open? (chairs: Leif Isaksen & Richard Zijdeman)

15.30 Closing session


Programme Committee

  • Piraye Hacigüzeller, ARCHES, University of Antwerp
  • Gabriel Bodard, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London
  • Leif Isaksen, University of Exeter
  • Valeria Vitale, University of London
  • Richard Zijdeman, International Institute of Social History
  • Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Australian National University
  • Tom Gheldof, Ancient History, KU Leuven
  • Iason Jongepier, University of Antwerp
  • Christophe Verbruggen, GhentCDH, UGent 
  • Vincent Ducatteeuw, GhentCDH, UGent
  • Lise Foket, GhentCDH, UGent