Last week, DURAARK coordinator Stefan Dietze participated in two workshops organised by the Herder Institute in Marburg, Germany. A workshop on 17 March, attended by roughly 60 experts from architecture, historical sciences and computer sciences, was dedicated to the use of semantic web and linked data in the context of “digital reconstruction”, i.e. the construction of 3D models and related contextual data about cultural heritage buildings from sparse and incomplete information sources. Here, works from affiliated projects and working groups were presented and discussed, where several apparent links with DURAARK activities emerged.
This event was followed by a second workshop on 18 March on the topic of Virtual Research Environments in related cultural heritage and digital reconstruction settings, with a strong emphasis on the use of linked data principles. Stefan Dietze presented, amongst others, recent DURAARK research and results (slides), which have been met with great interest by the audience and have paved the way for further exchange, for instance, of data, vocabularies and knowledge and further collaboration as part of the digital reconstruction working group.