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The ELTEdata-project, developed by the Department for Digital Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University, aims to organize the sources of prosopographical, bibliographical and other historical researches into semantic data network and publish them. The ELTEdata follows the Wikidata's data structure, connected to Wikidata based on the semantic statements and the entities. This way, ELTEdata can be interpret as a part of Wikidata, although is completely independent from it. The items have a unique identifier and every semantic statements can be described as a pair of property and value. The SPARQL semantic query language enables complex search and visualization on map or timeline. This feature makes it possible to structure a large data set and seems to be useful during the description of the networks. The fusion with the external databases plays an important role in the formation of a semantic bibliography, therefore it is relevant to match some properties to their variants, contained in the interfaces of structured metadata.



Based on the encyclopdia of the Humanism in East Central Europe Research Group (HECE), this project is a prosopographical and bibliographical semantic database of humanistic authors from the historical Kingdom of Hungary in the period between 1420 and 1620.

The namespace of the databaseː

Tudásáramlás (Circulation of Knowledge)

Scientific source documents from the period between 1770 and 1830.

The digital source editionː DigiCirculation of Knowledge

About the general principles of the source publicationsː WIKIDATA-ELTEdata-WIKIMEDIA The technical background of source publications


Prosopography about the university teachers at the end of the 19th century and between the two world wars.

The namespace of the databaseː

MediaWiki has been installed.

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

List of entities

List of properties

Getting started