Crash course Open Linked Data & Sparql Queries

What is Open linked Data and how can it be useful for Humanities students and scholars? On November 16 and 20 we will give a short introduction into RDF and  Sparql, and present some use cases for scholars to try out their research questions.

Monday 16 November (13:30-15:30h) Victor den Boer and Cristina Bucur will  get interested scholars acquainted with RDF and Sparql and with the Open  Linked Data Structure of Dutch Ships & Sailors (  <>). They will also give a short  overview of other interesting RDF sets, such as the RDF version of the European Parliament, Dutch Parliament and of the Sound and Vision archive.

Friday November 20 (11.00-13.00h) Peter Boot, Inger Leemans & Cristina  Bucur will present the Linked Data of Rijksmuseum and STCN and explore  opportunities for research through these datasets. The meetings will take place in a computer room (HG-13A36), so that all  participants can dive into data and make use the expertise of the course  lecturers to develop their Sparql skills and design their own research  queries.

To sign up or for questions, please contact Inger Leemans (