International workshop at Free University Berlin, organised by Frank Fischer and Bart Soethaert, project Digital Observatory of World Literature. MiMoText team members Dr. Maria Hinzmann and Tinghui Duan will give a talk on “Linked Open Data for Literary History: Constructing, Querying and Using the MiMoTextBase“.
With the advent of digital platforms for collaborative information processing, the workshop aims to explore the vast potential of utilizing Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikibase for literary analysis and research. During this interactive workshop, participants will engage in brainstorming and co-exploration sessions to uncover the diverse usage scenarios of these semantically networked platforms for literary studies. They will examine the possibilities of leveraging queries and APIs to extract relevant information, develop new research questions, analyse linked data, and explore available metrics and tools. These enable to gain insight in the collaborative and self-regulating processes of knowledge aggregation about literature, its authors, topics, and historical contexts.
Tuesday, 10 October 2023: Scholarly Impulses and Discussion
13:00 | Frank Fischer and Bart Soethaert (Freie Universität Berlin / EXC 2020): Opening Remarks and Introduction
13:15 | Jacob Blakesley (Sapienza Università di Roma): Measuring Literary Popularity Using Wikipedia
13:45 | Sina Zarrieß and Bastian Bunzeck (Universität Bielefeld): Where and How Do Literary Characters Figure in Wikipedia?
14:15 | Short Break
14:30 | Fudie Zhao (University of Oxford): Wikidata Usage Scenarios for Literary Studies: Insights from ›A Systematic Review of Wikidata in Digital Humanities‹
15:00 | Juan Antonio Pastor-Sánchez and Tomás Saorín (Universidad de Murcia): Measuring the Literary Field of Creative Works: The Case of Literary Works According to Wikipedia and Wikidata
15:30 | Short Break
15:45 | Marco Antonio Stranisci (Università di Torino): Deriving World Literatures from Wikidata and Other Communities of Readers
16:15 | Alan Ang and Lucy Patterson (Wikimedia Deutschland): Status and Future Plans of Wikidata
16:45 | Short Break
17:00 | Maria Hinzmann and Tinghui Duan (Universität Trier): Linked Open Data for Literary History: Constructing, Querying and Using the MiMoTextBase, Slides
17:30 | Marie Gunreben (Universität Konstanz) and Olaf Simons (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg): Prose Fiction and Dubious Histories of the 17th and 18th Centuries on FactGrid
Wednesday, 11 October 2023: Exploring Interfaces
09:30 | Viktor Illmer & Frank Fischer (Freie Universität Berlin / EXC 2020): Querying the Wikipedia API to Explore the Positioning of Authors and Works: A Jupyter Notebook Walkthrough
10:00 | Brainstorming and Hands-on Session I: Query Interfaces for Semantic Datasets and the Development of Research Topics
11:15 | Short Break
11:30 | Brainstorming and Hands-on Session II: Query Interfaces for Semantic Datasets and the Development of Research Topics
12:45 | Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
Time & Location
Oct 10, 2023 – Oct 11, 2023
Freie Universität Berlin
Participation only after registration until 4 October via e-mail: Jonas Rohe, firstname.lastname@example.org.