Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar

Summer 2006

Fridays at 16:30 in Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Room NG16

9 June Leif Isaksen (Southampton) Network Analysis of Transport Vectors in Roman Spain
16 June Amy Smith (Reading) The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives: A user-centric approach to visual collection reuse
23 June Eleonora Litta (KCL) Digital Critical Editions of Latin Texts
30 June Hafed Walda (KCL) Archaeological mashups in Google Maps: Roman North Africa as a case study
7 July Notis Toufexis (Cambridge) XML-based transcriptions of medieval Greek manuscripts: Balancing the needs of different end-users
14 July Juan Garcés (KCL) Digital editing and collating of Greek Pseudepigraphic texts
21 July Timothy Hill (Cambridge) Only Connect? Text, Hypertext and the Commentary Tradition
28 July Simon Mahony (KCL) New tools for collaborative research: the example of the Digital Classicist Wiki
4 August Ruth Kirkham & John Pybus (Oxford) Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities
11 August Willard McCarty (KCL) Modelling Personification in Ovid's Metamorphoses


We are inviting both students and established researchers involved in the application of the digital humanities to the study of the ancient world to come and introduce their work. The focus of this seminar series is in line with that of the Digital Classicist as a whole, in that the aim is to bring together scholars to address issues of collaborative work and the new methodologies enabled and in some cases necessitated by the digital academy. As we know, these digital methods are far from being marginal to traditional classical scholarship; they offer new perspectives and new ways to approach essential research questions, thus both underpinning and becoming central to the advancement of our discipline.

The seminars will be followed by wine and refreshments.

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