Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Main Building
September, 14th 2011 - September, 15th  2011

The conference .hist 2011 – Geschichte im digitalen Wandel is hosted by H-Soz-u-Kult and Clio-online, together with L.I.S.A. - The science portal of the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

As part of the workshop report, "Networked Knowledge / Semantic Web", I will present current research of our group.


The research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) at the University of Leipzig is dealing with methods for agile knowledge engineering and semantic integration of information on the web. Based on the Wikipedia extraction DBpedia the expanding of the Linked Open Data Cloud is on the main focus of our current research (LOD2). The semantic data-based Wiki OntoWiki, developed by the AKSW group is a basic tool for the publication of semantic information. OntoWiki is already used for historical scientific projects. One of this is the Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis. In this workshop report, the collaborative development of an ontology, the collaborative information gathering and publishing of data with the help of OntoWiki is presented on the example of the Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis.

Program on September, 14th

13:30-14:30 Keynote

  • Stefan Münker (Humboldt University Berlin): Beyond the technology. To the status quo of digital change


  • Section 1: Virtual Research Studies and History 2.0
  • Workshop Reports I: "Networked Knowledge / Semantic Web"


  • Panel I: "History and its Digital Professional Information: What facilities do the historical sciences?"

Evening Reception from 19:00

Program on September, 15th


  • Section 2: Source Criticism and Digital Data Driven Histor
  • Workshop II report: "Virtual Research Environments"


  • Section 3: Mediumship and narrativity
  • Workshop III reports: "Technical information for the historical sciences"


  • Section 4: shifting boundaries between science and public
  • Workshop IV reports: "Information Infrastructures for the historical sciences"


  • Panel II: "History and its digital media coverage: What media skills do historians / inside?"

18:00 End of event

The workshop with 22 participants from AKSW, BAdW, BSB, BMLO, Deutsches Museum, FAU Erlangen, GNM, ISGV and LMU took place on 27.6.2011 in the Historical College in Munich.

The representatives of AKSW (Thomas Riechert and Martin Brümmer) presented their project group and its key activities and responded to two recent projects:

  • LOD2 =  programs and algorithms to support a complete lifecycle Linked Data (extraction, storage and queries, creating and editing; link; enrichment; validation; evolution, search and navigation), and
  • PUBLINK =  consulting services to publish interesting Data collections as Linked Data.

The award-winning model "Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis" was demonstrated from a technical point of view and a subsequent approach of coding and a first application for the implementation of metadata

The approximately 46,000 biographies, 42,000 additional people and 12,000 sites / areas were converted into RDF. In the first approach, the vocabulary of the German National Library for the GND and adapted by a few Extended identifier. In addition to the representation in RDF + XML as a test of import offers a OntoWiki instance the ability to browse specifically to make SPARQL queries and also to show with the help of the Relationshipfinder relations covers two or more persons.

The prototype is being developed and expected to be published this year.

(Matthias Reinert, 29 June 2011)

Related Pages:

The service has been updated.  Current affiliations are now on the PND (Person Name Key file) of the professor to the following catalog databases.

  • Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek
  • He BIS- Verbundzentrale
  • Professorenkatalog der Universität Leipzig
  • Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Deutschsprachige Wikipedia
  • Titel im Verbundkatalog des GBV
  • Biographische Informationen des Registers zu
  • Biographien in der Neuen Deutschen Biographie
  • Sächsische Biografie
  • Historische Vorlesungsverzeichnisse der Universität Leipzig
  • Eintrag im Biographisch-Bibliographischen Kirchenlexikon (BBKL)
  • Mitglieder der Vorgaengerakademien der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Die Rektoren der Rektoratsreden.
  • Eintrag im Catalogus Professorum Rostochiensis (CPR)
  • Die Rektoren der Rektoratsreden.
  • Mitglieder der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Wikisource
  • Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (Wikisource)
  • Biographien in der Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie
  • Biogramm in der Online-Version der Edition “Akten der Reichskanzlei. Weimarer Republik”
  • Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (ZBW) – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
  • Hessisches Landesamt fuer geschichtliche Landeskunde
  • Volltexte (und evtl. Biographie) bei
  • Titel im VD17
  • Eintrag im Historischen Lexikon der Schweiz (HLS)
  • Forschungsstelle für Personalschriften, Germany
  • Nachweise von Onlinetexten bei Liberley
  • Landesbibliothekszentrum Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Biographie in der Ostdeutschen Biographie (Kulturstiftung der deutschen Vertriebenen)