Timeline of holders for a role
Hi and thanks for an amazing service. The sort of timelines I and colleagues are interested in creating relate to holders of a role, e.g. principal of a college. Since only birth and death dates of people are currently used, we can't create timelines of when different people held one office. This is something I'm sure people want to do - e.g. to show not when the different Presidents of the US lived, but the dates when they held office. Is this planned for future versions of Histropedia?
Glad you’re enjoying the site! This feature is actually one of the top priorities for the next round of improvements, so it shouldn’t be too long before it’s available.
Our plan is to do a mass import from Wikidata, using properties like ‘position held’, ‘employer’ and ‘educated at’ to create the new events.
We will keep this item updated, so you’ll be notified when work starts on the feature, and when it is complete.