History of Work: a Linked Open Data collection of historical occupations and occupational measures


The History of Work is a well known website created in the early 2000's to highlight HISCO and various datatsets that had been coded into HISCO as part of a unprecedented international initiative by more than a dozen institutes to align occupational activities across time and space.

Today, numerous others datasets have been donated to this cause and various measures (HISCAM, SOCPO, HISCLASS) have been build on top of HISCO. Moreover, other historical occupational classifications and measures have emerged, such as OCCHISCO and PST.

Here, we provide information on how to gain access to all of the resources we received from the community and that we provide as Linked Open Data.

To start out, let's see whether we can find a particular occupation: that of wood turner.


Banner image: By Bertrand from Paris, France - Workshop in Indonesia #8, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3209248