DHCommon journal

CEDAR: Linked Open Census Data

The DHCommons journal is a new kind of publication for digital humanities projects.

DHCommons attempts to meet a long-standing but growing need in the DH community for robust peer review of in progress—that is, beyond the planning stages—but still developing projects. While building on precedents set by groups such as NINES or 18th Connect, DHCommons seeks to offer feedback earlier in projects’ lives, when new directions and development are still possible, and also to certify those projects’ early contributions to both the digital humanities and their disciplinary fields.

In this first issue they have amongst others published the CEDAR project review:

  • The CEDAR project by Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Ashkan Ashkpour, Andrea Scharnhorst, Christophe Gueret and Sally Wyatt presents a fascinating project on how they have integrated Dutch census data in a web of global cultural and historic information using open linked data. CEDAR seeks to answer fundamental questions about social history in the Netherlands and the world in automatic, web-scalable and reproducible ways.
    Please read the full article: CEDAR: Linked Open Census Data