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CALL. 20.12.2016: Digital Classics III: Re-thinking Text Analysis - Heidelberg (Germany)


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 20/12/2016

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 12-13/05/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (Heidelberg, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Anna Novolhatko

INFO: anna.novokhatko@altphil.uni-freiburg.de

CALL:

Concluding conference on the project Der digital turn in den Altertumswissenschaften: Wahrnehmung – Dokumentation – Reflexion (Stelios Chronopoulos, Felix K. Maier, Anna Novokhatko)


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.

This Call for Papers is oriented particularly to all kind of digital projects on Ancient Greek and Latin texts based on central questions such as

  • levels and techniques for the analysis of large bodies of texts: morphosyntactical, style/register determining, textual-critical, content, hermeneutic

  • criteria for defining and recognizing items (letters, words, phrases and reference methods)

  • multimodal and multicodal capabilities of text

  • the relationship between text, e-text, and hypertext

  • the methods and perspectives of semiotic and semantic analysis of text/graphic relationship

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.


We call scholars from all academic levels to submit abstracts (max. 500 words, for a 20-min paper followed by a 20-min discussion) by the 20th December 2016 to anna.novokhatko@altphil.uni-freiburg.de. In particular, we are interested in theoretical and methodological approaches to analyzing classical texts either in research or for teaching purposes.


The conference will be held in English.

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