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]

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 context.


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