Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar

Summer 2007

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

Room NG16 (except Fri 6th July, when the seminar will be in ST 273)

1 June Richard Beacham (KCL) Using computer modelling to investigate relationships between Roman Wall Painting and Roman Theatre
8 June Neel Smith (Holycross, MA) Digital infrastructure and the Homer Multitext
15 June Boris Rankov (Royal Holloway 3D-Simulation of Ancient Naval Warfare
22 June Timothy Hill (Cambridge Wiser than the Undeceived? Past Worlds as Virtual Worlds in the Electronic Media
29 June Michael Fulford (Reading) Silchester Roman Town: developing virtual research practice
6 July
NB: room ST 273
Brian Fuchs (Imperial College) Lexical Communities: networking morphological resources in the Archimedes Project
13 July Dunstan Lowe (Reading) Intangible Cities: 'Authentic' Romes in Recreational Software
20 July Eleanor OKell (Durham), Cary MacMahon (Glasgow), and Dejan Ljubojevic (London Metropolitan) Creating a Generative Learning Object (GLO) for Classics: working in an 'ill-structured' environment (and getting students to think!)
27 July Janice Siegel (Hampden-Sydney, VA) The New AV Classics Database: a community-annotated resource
3 Aug Melissa Terras (UCL) Can computers ever read ancient texts?
10 Aug Stuart Dunn (KCL) Space as an artefact: understanding past perceptions and uses of space with and without computers
17 Aug Charles Crowther (Oxford) A Virtual Research Environment for Documents and Manuscripts

Following on from the great success of last year's Digital Classicist Work in Progress seminars at the Institute of Classical Studies in London we hope to repeat the series in the summer of 2007. The general theme of the series is classical research questions or projects with innovative technology in the approach or solution. (Interpret that broadly: the theme is the Digital Classicist, but there has to be some real classics and some real computing in there.)

The seminars will be followed by wine and refreshments.

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