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Knowledge Network


The Institute for Arts and Humanities (IAH) Knowledge Network project is an effort to discover and foster intellectual, practical, and collaborative connections among UNC faculty. Currently, the project focuses on the faculty fellows of the IAH, and uses interests gleaned from websites, CVs, and publications to build networks. This effort gathers research and teaching interests from IAH fellows, associates these interests with Library of Congress Subject Headings, and then uses Social Network Analysis to graph and explore the connections between faculty and interests. This results in a software project that uses open-access, linked data and established knowledge vocabularies, which will allow for the eventual expansion of the project with other initiatives on the web. The project was designed and created by Ryan Horne ( and is currently maintained by staff at the IAH.