About Us

The Pelagios Network is a long-running initiative that links information online through common references to places, and more recently through time periods and people. Pelagios represents a community of individuals, projects and organizations working with historical data. Part of its work in evolving the LOD ecosystem is developing open methods and tools.

How does it work?

The Pelagios Network is a free and open association of equal and interdependent Partners. These Partners represent a range of work being carried out across the humanities (history, language and literary studies, archaeology, etc.), and cultural heritage (galleries, libraries, archives and museums).

In order to further develop work in this area, the Pelagios Network focuses on core Activities in the following areas:

Each Activity meets roughly every other month, to address issues and challenges related to the particular focus area. Meetings involve:

How are we governed?

As an equal and open partnership, coordination and management of the Network is in the hands of the Partners.