Near Eastern Studies and Historical Philologies in a Digital Age
December 8-9, 2014
University of Leipzig
[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.