Greek, Latin and Digital Philology in a Global Age ST Lee Professorial Fellow Lectures Spring 2016

Greek, Latin and Digital Philology in a Global Age – ST Lee Professorial Fellow Lectures – Spring 2016 Gregory Crane Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities University of Leipzig Professor of Classics Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship Tufts University A programme of lectures and events around the UK sponsored by the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Tuesday, May 17, 17:30-19:30, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House 349: “Global Philology, Greco-Roman Studies, and Classics in the 21st Century,” round table with Imre Galambos, Eleanor Robson, Sarah Savant and Michael Willis. Friday, May 20, 16:00-17:30, University of Glasgow: “Europe, Europeana and the Greco-Roman World.” Monday, May 23, 13:00-14:00: Oxford University Faculty of Classics, first floor seminar room, Epigraphy Workshop: “What are the possibilities for epigraphic (and papyrological) sources in a digital age?” Tuesday, May 24, 14:00-16:00, Oxford University: Seminar, Main lecture theatre, Faculty of Classics: “What would a smart edition look like and why should we care?” Friday, May 27, 12:00-13:30, University of Manchester: Seminar, “Greek into Arabic, Arabic into Latin, and reinterpretation of what constitutes Western Civilization.” Tuesday, May 31, 5.30-6.30, Durham University,seminar room, Dept. of Classics and Ancient History “Digital Philology and Greco-Roman Culture as the grand challenge of Reception Studies.” Friday, June 3, 16:30-18:00, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House 234: “Philological Education and Citizenship in the 21st Century.” Queries to...

Join us for Sunoikisis DC 2015

Sunoikisis is a successful national consortium of Classics programs developed by the Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies. The goal is to extend Sunoikisis to a global audience and contribute to it with an international consortium of Digital Classics programs (Sunoikisis DC). Sunoikisis DC is based at the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig. The aim is to offer collaborative courses that foster interdisciplinary paradigms of learning. Master students of both the humanities and computer science are welcome to join the courses and work together by contributing to digital classics projects in a collaborative environment. Sunoikisis DC will start in the SS 2015 with a Digital Classics course at the University of Leipzig. Faculty members of participating institutions will gather at the University of Leipzig on February 16-18 for a planning seminar in order to discuss course topics, schedule the academic calendar, and construct the course syllabus. The seminar is organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig in collaboration with the Center for Hellenic Studies and Perseids. Sunoikisis DC Planning Seminar 2015 February 16-18, 2015 (full program) Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (5. Etage) Paulinum, Hauptgebäude Universität Leipzig Augustusplatz 10-11 – 04109...

Near Eastern Studies and Historical Philologies in a Digital Age

Near Eastern Studies and Historical Philologies in a Digital Age December 8-9, 2014 University of Leipzig Paulinum, Augustusplatz [Preliminary Schedule for Public Presentations] http://tinyurl.com/qcdmh57 This workshop will follow-on a more extended four day conference on “Greek and Latin in an Age of Open Data,” (Dec. 1-4, 2014). This conference has been held in a hybrid format  that includes video-conferencing as well as face-to-face discussion. The discussions on Near Eastern Studies will build upon on-going conversations about not only a shift to a digital environment, but an accompanying shift to the exchange of open data, that is becoming prominent in Greco-Roman studies. Presentations will take place on the 5th floor of the Paulinum, Augustusplatz. Monday, December 8 (Felix Klein Hörsaal, Paulinum 501) 15:00-15:15: Welcome and Introduction 15.15-16.15 Gregory Crane: Introduction — What are the challenges and opportunities for historical philologies when scholarly information is produced and consumed in increasingly intelligent systems linked by increasingly powerful global networks? 16.15-17.15: Gernot Wilhelm: Hethitologie Portal Mainz 17.30-18.30: Steve Tinney: Digital Methods for the study of Cuneiform Languages Tuesday, December 9 (Paulinum 502) 9.00-10.00: Nathan Wasserman: The Sources of Early Akkadian Literature Project 10.15-11.15: Manfred Krebernik and Heiko Werwick: The Etymological Dictionary of Akkadian Project 11.30-12.30: Reinhard Foertsch: The IT Strategy of the DAI and the challenge of putting textual data in its archaeological...

“digilibLT – a Digital Library of Late Latin Texts” by Prof. Maurizio Lana from Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

Authored and posted by Greta Franzini. When: Tuesday, May 20th from 9:15 to 10:45am  Where: University of Leipzig, Paulinum 801 The project digilibLT is planning to offer a complete database of late-antique Latin authors and works as well as an exhaustive canon. Access to the canon and the database is free. Search windows are designed to allow users to search either the entire collection of texts or selection of them (by author, period, or type text) or single authors and works. Texts can be downloaded freely, which will allow individual scholars to work on the areas of interest with maximum flexibility. Texts are codified according to the TEI coding standard. The canon lists the critical editions on which the digital text is based; if this is the case, it also lists deviations from the critical text. The website also includes short entries on late-antique authors and works, bibliographies, and  canon entries....

“Editing Texts in Context: Two Case Studies” by Prof. Neel D. Smith from College of the Holy Cross

Announcement posted and authored by Greta Franzini. When: Monday, May 19th from 3:15 to 4:45pm Where: University of Leipzig, Paulinum 801 The two presentations in this seminar will illustrate the methods used to create digital diplomatic editions taking account of how physical artifacts have transmitted the texts to us, and will show the kinds of results these editions can lead to. 1. An unpublished manuscript of Archimedes:  Bodmer 8.  Rebecca Finnigan (Holy Cross ’15). The manuscript tradition of Archimedes is minimal:  in addition to the famous palimpsest, all the known Greek manuscripts descend from a single source, now lost.  This presentation focuses on a sixteenth century manuscript of Archimedes photographed by the e-codices project, but never edited. Systematic comparison of the text with the collation of the major critical edition by Heiberg shows that, in contrast to accepted conclusions, Bodmer 8 cannot be an apograph from any known Greek manuscript of Archimedes.  The physical layout of the text, paleographic features of the main text, and evidence for how the text’s accompanying diagrams were produced all support the hypothesis that Bodmer 8 is a direct copy of a much older source, plausibly copied directly from the now lost Codex A, our earliest source for the works of antiquity’s greatest mathematician. 2. Reassessing Athenian Tribute.  Christine Bannan (Holy Cross ’14). One of the most important questions in classical Greek history is how the League of the Greeks, originally a defensive alliance to protect the allied Greek states from Persian aggression, evolved into an Athenian Empire with members paying mandatory tribute to Athens.  Literary sources are scant, but one vital series of documents are the inscriptions recording the...

Medioevo Europeo: workshop summary

Summary of a workshop attended by Greta Franzini. Authored and posted by Greta Franzini. Photo of Florence Greta’s own. On Monday 28th April I attended a Cost Action workshop in Florence entitled  Towards a Medieval Latin Digital Library – A “Medioevo Europeo”. The workshop invited scholars from different countries and backgrounds to talk about their digital libraries and databases in an effort to better understand what’s available on the web today and, more importantly, how we can join forces to make our collections more useful and usable. The workshop was led by Professor Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, whose foreword introduced the Cost Action working group responsible for the promotion of the interoperability between Medieval databases and textual corpora. During the morning session each guest presented his/her own database so as to set the scene for the afternoon discussion, where participants defined next steps towards an international collaboration.   Clemens Radl (München), MGH Digital Clemens works on the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, a corpus whose development began in 1826. To date, it contains  400 volumes of medieval Latin text as well as other relevant materials, including middle-high French, Icelandic and Greek texts. The corpus is not limited to modern Germany but has a European scope, with texts dating from 500-1500. It features both digital critical editions and scans of the original volumes. MGH provides HTML versions of the texts, which do not enhance the text in any way but nevertheless provide a digital version of the text upon which further work can build. The HTML text contains a number of OCR errors, which the project is currently reviewing and correcting. MGH focuses more on layout rather...