Linked Open Data in Dialogue (2023)

Join us for our event "Linked Open Data in dialogue" on Wednesday 15 November 2023 at the main building of the University of Bern. 
Room: 501/Kuppelraum, Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern. 

This continuation of the event series “ Dialog” (jointly organized by Digital Humanities and the University Library of the University of Bern) will also be part of the LOD4HSS project, developing and enriching the Geovistory platform.  

Geovistory ( is a virtual research environment for the Humanities and Social Sciences and explicitly tailored towards the need of highly interlinked research projects. 

The program will include an introductory talk on Linked Open Data, a hands-on Wikidata workshop, and an introductory or alternatively an advanced workshop on Geovistory. Various projects around Linked Open Data and Geovistory will present their experiences with the platform and Linked Open Data in general. 

The morning session will start on 9 a.m. and we will end around 5 p.m. with an apéro. Participation is possible on-site (in Bern) or via livestream (ZOOM). This event will be in English. 

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Ursula Loosli, Stephen Hart & Tobias Hodel 


Morning: Geovistory in Action


09:15 – 10:00 

Linked Open Data for Research: Towards a Paradigm Shift in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Francesco Beretta 

10:00 – 10:15 

Coffee break 


10:15 – 11:25 

Geovistory Workshops

Two Parallel Sessions, Beginners and Advanced


11:30 – 12:30 

The MURELCO Seminar – a Teaching Tool​

The Processetti Inquiries (16th-17th Centuries) – a Research Tool​

Switzerland and Beyond –  a Community Project​

Tagebücher Anna Maria Preiswerk-Iselin – a Scholarly Edition 

OntoMe – The Ontology Management Environment

Matthieu Gillabert & Stephen Hart 

David Knecht

Tobias Hodel

Morgane Pica

Vincent Alamercery


Afternoon: Linked Open Data in action


14:00 – 15:15 

Archival Descriptions as Linked Open Data : Why, How, Whereto​

Linked Open Data​ in Numismatics – & Co

The LOD Pilot Project «Berner Ortsgeschichten»

Oliver Schihin

Rahel C. Ackermann 

René Frei & Thomas Hayoz 

15:15 – 15:45 

Coffee break 


15:45 – 17:00 

Wikidata Hands-on: Introduction, Analysis and Visualization 

Benedikt Hitz-Gamper 

17:00 – 17:15 

Final words 

Tobias Hodel & Gero Schreier 

From 17:15



Contact & organizers

We look forward to your participation! For questions, we can be reached at

The organizers

Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel, M.A. Stephen Hart, Digital Humanities

M.A. Ursula Loosli, Dr. Gero Schreier, Open Science