Winter School in Digital Philology at the Tbilisi State University

Winter School in Digital Philology at the Tbilisi State University

We are very pleased to announce the Tbilisi State University Winter School in Digital Philology funded by The Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia. The Winter school will be held on January 14-18, 2014 at TSU and will be addressed to Georgian MA and PhD students from Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi. Winter School in Digital Philology Irine Darchia (TSU) Monica Berti and Simona Stoyanova (Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig – Germany) Aims of the Winter school: teaching the basics, the aims and goals, basic terms and methods of digital philology – one of the most important and crucial fields of contemporary humanities. ECTS: 3 ECTS, 22 contact hours, 53 independent working hours (needed for homework). Prerequisites: The MA and PhD students of the Faculties of Humanities of Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi State Universities may participate in the Winter School. Priority will be given to the students of Classical Studies (Classical Philology, History, Ancient Languages and Civilizations etc.). The enrolled students should know English at least on B2 level. Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding: The students will know: aims and goals, basic terms, notions and methods of digital philology; (methods of computer and corpus linguistics, XML, EpiDoc, linguistic annotations – Treebank, fragmentary texts etc.). Practical Skills: The students will apply the basic methods of digital philology in learning and research. Learning abilities: The students will be able to improve themselves their knowledge in digital philology. Learning and Teaching Methods: The group will be consisted from 24 students. 22 lectures and seminars will be provided by Georgian and foreign lecturers. The following methods will be applied:...

Publishing Text for a Digital Age

Announcement posted by Greta Franzini (not authored). March 27-30, 2014 Tufts University Medford MA perseus_neh (at) tufts.edu http://sites.tufts.edu/digitalagetext/2014-workshop/ Call for contributions! As a follow-on to Working with Text in a Digital Age, an NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Digital Humanities and in collaboration with the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig, Tufts University announces a two-day workshop on publishing textual data that is available under an open license, that is structured for machine analysis as well as human inspection, and that is in a format that can be preserved over time. The purpose of this workshop is to establish specific guidelines for digital publications that publish and/or annotate textual sources from the human record. The registration for the workshop will be free but space will be limited. Some support for travel and expenses will be available. We particularly encourage contributions from students and early-career researchers. Textual data can include digital versions of traditional critical editions and translations but such data also includes annotations that make traditional tasks (such as looking up or quoting a primary source) machine-actionable, annotations that may build upon print antecedents (e.g., dynamic indexes of places that can be used to generate maps and geospatial visualizations), and annotations that are only feasible in a digital space (such as alignments between source text and translation or exhaustive markup of morphology, syntax, and other linguistic features). Contributions can be of two kinds: Collections of textual data that conform to existing guidelines listed below. These collections must include a narrative description of their contents, how they were produced and what audiences and purposes they were designed to...