The Making Links: Connections, Cultures, Contexts conference (May 5-7, 2023 at the University of Guelph) addresses a wide range of topics relevant to creating and using linked data for research on cultural scholarship and cultural memory in the Canadian context and beyond. It marks the beta launch of the Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS) suite of tools for the creation, exploration, and use of linked open data.

The DH@Guelph Summer Workshops (May 9–12) will feature an array of offerings including a modular introduction to Linked Open Data. Both the conference and workshops will emphasize diversity, inclusion, and a supportive environment for intellectual exchange and learning.

Making Links Keynotes

form in·forms: a conversation about meaning making in data visualization

Professor Isabel Meirelles
Faculty of Design

The omnipresent access to large amounts of data has given way to expansive and expanding data visualization practices that contribute to knowledge discovery, knowledge creation, and knowledge dissemination. Similar to other knowledge representations, visual marks and visual structures in visualizations have semantic values and construct meaning, intentionally or not. The talk will examine some of the challenges and opportunities encountered in these processes with emphasis on using visualizations to support arguments. It hopes to contribute to a larger conversation about the ways we communicate and argue with data visualizations.

I want you to see what I see: Linked data in the Canadian context

Amy Buckland
Assistant Deputy Minister, Collections
Library and Archives Canada

Registration Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Making Links at the University of Guelph. Register here.

Guelph is lovely in the spring! We encourage you to book accommodation soon. 

Conference generously supported by the Connections Grant program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, by the School of English and Theatre Studies, the College of Arts, and the McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph, and by the Canada Research Chairs Program. 

The LINCS Project is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.