“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....

2013 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar schedule

Authored and posted by Greta Franzini The Leipzig eHumanities Seminar series has just announced its 2013-2014 schedule – what a great line-up! The seminars take place every Wednesday afternoon (3:15 PM – 4:45 PM) from October until end of January at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in Leipzig, Germany. For more information, please visit: http://www.e-humanities.net/events/2013-ehum-seminar-call.html...

Guests: Francesco Mambrini & Giuseppe Celano

Summary authored and posted by Greta Franzini On 19 August our two Italian guests, Francesco and Giuseppe, talked to us about Greek and Latin treebanking. Francesco kicked off the session with an introduction to treebanking, where he described the differences between scholarly and standard annotation, constituency and dependency syntax, and walked us through his annotation work on Sophocle’s Ajax.     Giuseppe elaborated on Francesco’s introduction with a deeper discussion about treebanking, providing illustrative examples of Greek sentences available in the Alpheios tool.      ...

Guest: Nick Kallen

Summary authored and posted by Greta Franzini On 15th August Nick Kallen, a former Twitter engineer, stopped by to talk to us about the reading environment he has created to help teach himself Ancient Greek. The tool, available at www.iliados.com, allows users to perform grammatical and syntactical searches on the Perseus Greek Treebank data using the CSS3 query language. Nick will help Perseus rebuild its architecture so as to increase speed, improve overall performance and thus optimise derivative tools such as Iliados or Alpheios....

Guest: Hugh Cayless

Summary authored and posted by Greta Franzini On 9th August Hugh Cayless from Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing joined us in Leipzig to talk about his Linked Ancient World Data project, Papyri.info. Papyri.info harvests papyrological resources and allows users to contribute and edit content. For those of you who don’t know, Hugh is one of the founders of EpiDoc, a customisation of the TEI Guidelines focussing on the encoding of ancient documents and...

Guests: Bridget Almas & Marie-Claire Beaulieu

Summary authored and posted by Greta Franzini Bridget Almas and Marie-Claire Beaulieu presented their work on Perseids, a project inspired by the Homer Multitext Project and Papyri.info project. Bridget and Marie-Claire were awarded a Mellon Foundation grant to create an open-source tool which would facilitate collaboration on and the publication of born-digital editions of Greek and Latin texts, as well as support and enable undergraduate research.  ...