Monthly Archives: Marzec 2012

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Invitation to Form a Digital Classics Association

Dear Colleagues,

We write to ask your support in an effort to promote digital classics.

We are in the process of forming a Digital Classics Association (DCA) to foster digital approaches to understanding classical antiquity, its legacy, and associated cultures.

The immediate goal of the DCA is the creation of a dedicated session for digital classics at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association (APA). This session will complement existing online and offline venues for digital humanities and digital classics collaboration. To this end, we are applying for recognition as an APA Type II Affiliated Group. Recognition as a Type II Affiliated Group will permit the DCA to host a combined poster session / informal reception at the APA Annual Meeting for the next five years. Creation of such a venue will bring sustained discussion of digital methods to the largest North American meeting of classical scholars.

The application deadline for APA Affiliated Group status is March 23, 2012. If successful, the first DCA group meeting and sponsored session will take place at the January, 2014 APA meeting in Chicago.

We invite you to support this effort by becoming a member of the fledgling DCA at your earliest convenience. Membership is open to anyone with interests in digital classics, requires no fee, and imposes no obligation.

To become a member, please go to the pilot DCA website ( and enter your name and email address into the DCA mailing list. We will compile all the names we receive before the APA deadline into a membership list to submit with the application. Your name and email address will be used only for the purpose of supporting the APA application and for occasional updates on future DCA activities. (You can remove your information from the list at any time by emailing the DCA Secretary-Treasurer.)

Your membership will advance no agenda other than broad support for all forms of digital classics as outlined above and elaborated in the attached APA application. If we are successful, all aspects of the organization, including mission, structure, activities, and personnel, will be open to full revision by the membership at the first DCA business meeting at the 2014 APA conference.

For the purposes of the APA application, we have created an organizational structure, embodied in the attached set of bylaws. In accord with these bylaws, we have formed an Interim Steering Committee with five members:

Co-Chairs: Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo) and Gregory Crane (Perseus, Tufts University)
Secretary-Treasurer: Allen Romano (Florida State University)
Steering Committee Member: Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London)
Steering Committee Member: Christopher Blackwell (Furman University, Center for Hellenic Studies)

Open elections for all of these positions are planned for the 2014 APA Meeting.

We would like to extend this invitation as widely as possible, so please forward this email to anyone who might be interested. With your support, we hope to create a highly productive venue for formal and informal discussions for years to come, and to found an organization that will foster the development of digital approaches to classical antiquity by a variety of other means as well.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. We hope to hear from you!

Yours sincerely,

Neil Coffee               Gregory Crane

W dniach 2-6 lipca 2012 odbędzie się w Oksfordzie Letnia Szkoła w ramach cyfrowej humanistyki(Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School (DHOXSS).

W czasie spotkań zaplanowanych na pięć dni uczestnicy wezmą udział w następujących warsztatach:

1. Wprowadzenie do XML oraz TEI.

2. Praca z tekstami w TEI (dla zaawansowanych).

3. Wprowadzenie do narzędzi cyfrowych w humanistyce.

4. Humanistyczna sieć danych: publikowanie, linkowanie, wyszukiwanie oraz wizualizacje w ramach Semantic Web.

Więcej infromacji o warsztatach dostępnych jest tutaj.

Tara Andrews i Caroline Macé przysłały informację, że można się już rejestrować na warsztaty, które odbędą się 2-3 kwietnia 2012 roku na Katolickim Uniwersytecie w Leuven oraz Royal Flemmish Academy w Brukseli. Osoby pragnące się zarejestrować, proszone są o przesłanie informacji przed 26 marca na adres: tara.andrews (at)

Informacja powinna zawierać imię i nazwisko, afiliację, dni, w których pragnie się uczestniczyć oraz czy pragnie się wziąć udział we wspólnym posiłku.

Program warsztatów:

Methods and means for digital analysis of classical and medieval texts and manuscripts
2 April 2012 – Faculty Club, Leuven

9.00 – 9.30: Coffee and registration

9.30 – 10.00: Welcome (Frederik Truyen) + Introduction by the organizers (C. Macé / T.


10.00 – 11.30: Codicology and Palaeography | Chair: Juan Garcès

Rabin, Ira – Ink identification to accompany digitization of the manuscripts

Castro Correa, Ainoa – The application of digital tools in the study of Visigothic script in


Birnbaum, David – Quantitative Codicology: An analysis of the formal descriptions of medieval Slavic miscellany manuscripts


12.00 – 13.00: Catalogues and Descriptions | Chair: Torsten Schaßan

Andrist, Patrick – Electronic catalogues of ancient manuscripts: between the wishes of the libraries and the needs of manuscript science

Deckers, Daniel – Evaluating the added value of deeply tagged scholarly manuscript descriptions


14.30 – 15.30: Tradition and Genealogy I | Chair: Tara Andrews

Cafiero, Florian / Camps, Jean-Baptiste – Genealogy of Medieval Translations? The Case of the Chanson d’Otinel

Roelli, Philipp – Petrus Alfonsi or on the mutual benefit of traditional and computerised stemmatology


16.00 – 17.30: Style and Statistics | Chair: Aurélien Berra

Hoenen, Armin – Letter similarity and ancient manuscripts – the meaning of vowel/consonant awareness

van Dalen-Oskam, Karina – Authors, Scribes, and Scholars. Untangling the knot with computational help

Kestemont, Mike / Schepers, Kees – Stylometric Explorations of the Implied Dual Authorship in the Epistolae duorum amantium

18.00 – 18.45: Discussion session: Should textual scholarship be fully digital? | discussion prepared and led by Joris van Zundert


3 April 2012 – KVAB, Brussels

9.30 – 10.00: Welcome (Dirk Van Hulle) + Introduction by the organizers (C. Macé / T. Andrews)

10.00 – 11.30: Primary Sources | Chair: Thomas Crombez

Luján, Eugenio / Orduña, Eduardo – Implementing a database for the analysis of ancient inscriptions: the Hesperia electronic corpus of Palaeohispanic inscriptions

Togni, Nadia – BIBLION: A data processing system for the analysis of medieval manuscripts Crostini, Barbara – An on-line edition of MS Vat. gr. 752 (d. 1059)


12.00 – 13.00: Tradition and Genealogy I | Chair: Joris van Zundert Alberto Cantera – The problems of the transmission of the Avesta and the tools for Avestan text criticism

Tuomas Heikkilä / Teemu Roos – Tracing the medieval readers of Vita et miracula s. Symeonis Treverensis


14.00 – 15.00: Inter-textual Analysis I | Chair: Caroline Macé

Tupman, Charlotte – Sharing Ancient Wisdoms: developing structures for tracking cultural dynamics

Rubenson, Samuel – A database of the Apophthegmata Patrum


15.30-16.30 Inter-textual Analysis II | Chair: Tuomas Heikkilä

Spinazzè, Linda – Intertextual research with digital variants in Musisque Deoque: a case study

Romanov, Maxim – Public preaching in the Muslim World (900-1350 AD)

16.30 – 17.15: Discussion session: How many types of „textual scholarship” (new, old, historical, artefactual, genetic…)? | discussion prepared and led by Caroline Macé

Closing of the workshop by the organizers (C. Macé / T. Andrews)

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