Linked Pasts IV will be organized by two institutions: mainzed and Pelagios Commons.

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mainzed – short for Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies – is an open network pooling digital expertise at the scientific location Mainz. It is a joint initiative consisting of six scientific institutions to promote digital methodology in the humanities and cultural sciences. Partners of mainzed are the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, the Institute for Historical Regional Studies at the University of Mainz, the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz and the Romano-Germanic Central Museum Mainz – Archaeological research institute.

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Pelagios Commons is a community network that facilitates linking of online resources that document the past, based on the places they refer to. From the large numismatic database to the personal Flickr photostream, each of our partner datasets represents one piece of the puzzle. Pelagios combines these pieces into a coherent whole that enables connection, exchange and discovery – just as the Mediterranean Sea did for the Ancient World.

Pelagios is co-ordinated by: Elton Barker (The Open University), Leif Isaksen (The University of Exceter), Rebecca Kahn (Alexander von Humbold Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin), Rainer Simon (The Austrian Institute of Technology) and Valeria Vitale (School of AdvancedStudy, London). Pelagios has been funded by JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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