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Digital text analysis is increasing in prominence throughout the humanities. The ever growing availability of data has opened scholars to the possibilities of quantitative text analysis as a method of learning about the form and content of text. Greek and Latin text analysis in particular poses new questions through the development of text analysis tools and technologies.
The 2-day conference is planned to discuss best practices in methods, methodology, tools and technology and hermeneutical reflections on text analysis.
The focus of the conference is an evaluation of the status quo in the digital analysis of Greek and Latin texts (literary and documents, papyri, manuscripts, inscriptions) – what sort of questions have been asked/answered/not yet answered/cannot be answered? Some speakers from non-classical fields have been invited, such experts in text analysis who can contribute to a broader overview of the issues.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (Heidelberg, Germany)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Anna Novolhatko
Confirmed invited speakers (provisional titles included):
Rodney Ast (Heidelberg) The Humanities’ place in the Digital Humanities. A case study in Papyrology
Lou Burnard (Oxford) the title to be specified
James Brusuelas (Oxford) Neural Classics? The wonders and problem of automation
Gregory Crane (Tufts/Leipzig) Greek and Latin in an Age of massive collections and global philology
Milad Doueihi (Paris) Digital materialism
Chiara Fedriani/Maria Napoli (University of Eastern Piedmont) Methodological and theoretical issues in the construction of a corpus for Greek/Latin bilingualism
Jan Christoph Meister (Hamburg) Digitizing the hermeneutic circle: Parameterizing 'context' in hermeneutic text annotation
Bénédicte Pincemin (Lyon) Introduction to textometric methodology
Charlotte Schubert (Leipzig) Editing and Un-editing in Digital Classics
Tariq Yousef (Leipzig) Creating Dynamic Lexica through Bridge Languages