Workshop Knowledge Organisation Systems: Digital humanities practices and archiving challenges. How much semantic interoperability is feasible?

Event date:

26 September 2023

Location: Online and at the DANS office

This workshop gives the opportunity to share thoughts and exchange experiences concerning the implementation of Knowledge Organisation Systems in the Digital Humanities and in the collections which support them with professor Richard Smiraglia and others.

Keynote by Professor Richard Smiraglia (honorary fellow of DANS, Executive Director of the Institute for Knowledge Organisation and Structure, and former Professor for Information Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Papers by Professor Charles van den Heuvel and Vyacheslav Tykhonov.
Discussants: Professor Ronald Siebes; Chris Baars
Host: Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst

The language of the workshop is English. The workshop is free, including lunch, coffee and tea.
Registration is no longer possible, online attendance is still possible. Click here to join the session online.


  • 10.30-11.30 – Digging into the Digital Humanities, by Richard Smiraglia
  • 11.30-12.30 – Domain Ontology Patterns. Dynamics in classifications of the arts, by Charles van den Heuvel
  • 12.30-13.30Lunch
  • 13.30-14.00Between natural language models and KOS, by Slava Tykhonov
  • 14.00-15.00 discussion – Topics to be discussed: Semantics and Semantic interoperability; New data models and data preservation, by Ronald Siebes and Chris Baars as discussant.


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Andrea Scharnhorst Ph.D.

Senior Researcher