LOD for historians

enriching narratives with structured data

Tim Sherratt (@wragge)

Connections + Contexts

Stories + Data


  •  Simple tools — should be possible for anyone with a text editor
  •  No platforms — no sneaky server-side stuff, it all had to happen in the browser, on the fly
  •  No markup madness — I want there to be a close relationship between the text and the data, but I want the markup process to be practical — something like creating a footnote


2012 rules


  • Minimal
  • Degradable
  • Preservable


2018 rules

Building blocks

  • Jekyll (static site generator)
  • Custom plugin and theme
  • Text in Markdown
  • Data in YAML or JSON



{% lod %}James Minahan{% endlod %}