Word, Space, Time:

Digital Perspectives on the Classical World

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the Digital Classics Association

April 5 - 6, 2013

University at Buffalo, SUNY, North Campus, Center for the Arts Screening Room, Buffalo, NY 14261

Friday, April 5

 

8:00 – 9:00

Vans circulating between Marriott, Ramada, and Center for the Arts

8:00 – 9:00

Registration, Coffee, Bagels, Muffins

8:15 – 8:45

DCA Business Meeting

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome: Neil Coffee (U. Buffalo), DCA Co-Chair

9:10 – 9:40

Opening Remarks: Gregory Crane (Tufts U.), DCA Co-Chair

 

Session 1: Mining Texts and Mining Images

 

9:40 – 10:00

Monica Berti (Tufts U., Tor Vergata): Fragmenta Historica 2.0: quotations and text re-use in the semantic web        Slides

10:00 – 10:20

Jeremy March (CUNY): A stylometric study of Pindar’s Odes

10:20 – 10:40

Marco Büchler (U. Leipzig): Using Google Pagerank to detect text reuse

10:40 – 11:00

Shannon O'Donovan (independent): Data mining digital archives of figured Greek vases

11:00 – 11:20

Discussion

11:20 – 11:40

Break

 

Session 2: Historical Mapping

 

11:40 – 12:00

Walter Scheidel (Stanford U.): Redrawing the map of the Roman world

12:00 – 12:20

Tom Elliott (NYU): Stitching together ancient geography online     Slides

12:20 – 12:40

Ryan Horne (UNC-Chapel Hill): Mapping antiquity a-la-carte: a GIS interface of the ancient world

12:40 – 1:00

Discussion

1:00 – 2:20

Lunch

 

Session 3: Posters / Demos

 

2:20 - 3:40

John Esposito (UNC-Chapel Hill): Classics and the semantic web

 

Christopher Forstall and Walter Scheirer (U. Buffalo, U. Colorado, Colorado Springs): Getting started with Tesserae allusion detection

 

Calla Holmes-Robbins and John Gruber-Miller (Cornell College): Traveling with Pausanias: Using Google Earth to engage students with ancient maps

 

Brian Joseph and Christopher Brown (Ohio State U.): Charting ancient ethnography: The OSU Herodotos Project

 

Emily Anne Lewis (Westborough High): Stepping joyfully beyond textbook: From visualizing to reliving the ancient world

 

Francesco Mambrini (Center for Hellenic Studies): Treebanking the world of Thucydides: Linguistic annotation for ancient history     Poster

 

Gerol Petruzella (Mass. College of Liberal Arts): Dungeons and Discourse

 

Erik Shell (U. Maryland College Park): The Athens Minecraft Project

 

Sara Sieteski (Bryn Mawr College/U. Pennsylvania):  GIS Mapping of fort and town settlements along Hadrian's Wall

 

Session 4: Textual Corpora and Conventions

 

3:40 – 4:00

Sarah Buchanan (U. Texas, Austin): Cataloguing the classics: Linking bibliographic records and digital texts in a forum for classics, libraries, and scholarly communication    Slides  

 4:00 – 4:20

Dia Philippides (Boston College): Addressing Polytonic Greek in a digital context: A CD-ROM (and beyond) for Cretan renaissance literature

4:20 – 4:40

Matteo Romanello (German Archaeological Institut): Exploring citation networks to study intertextuality in classics        Slides

4:40 – 5:00

Caroline T. Schroeder (U. Pacific): Cracking the code: A Coptic digital corpus for interdisciplinary research

5:00 – 5:20

Discussion

5:30 – 6:30

Reception

6:30 – 7:30

Vans circulate between Marriott, Ramada, and Center for the Arts

6:30

Bus pick up at Center for the Arts for dinner

7:00 – 9:00

Conference dinner:  Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo, 14202

 

Saturday, April 6

 

8:30 – 9:30

Vans circulate between Marriott, Ramada, and Center for the Arts

9:00 – 9:30

Coffee, Bagels, Muffins

 

Session 5: Visualizing the Built Environment and Lived Space

 

9:30 – 9:50

Rebecca Schindler (DePauw U.): Teaching Spatial Literacy in the Classical Studies Curriculum

9:50 – 10:10

Kevin D. Fisher (U. Toronto): Digital approaches to ancient cities: The Kalavasos and Maroni built environments project, Cyprus

10:10 – 10:30

Christopher Johanson (UCLA): RomeLab: Performance on the ephemeral stage

10:30 – 10:50

Discussion

10:50 – 11:00

Break

 

Session 6: Instruction and Outreach

 

11:00 – 11:20

Jared Simard (CUNY): New approaches to mapping mythology: A digital collection

11:20 – 11:40

Jeff Rydberg-Cox (U. Missouri-Kansas City): A guided Greek tutorial system based on John William White's ‘First Greek Book'

11:40 – 12:00

Elizabeth A. Baker (U. Missouri): Traversing time and space: Ontological analysis of traditional and new literacies

12:00 – 12:20

Discussion

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch

 

Session 7: Workshops / Networking

Workshop seating limited. Sign up at registration.

 

1:30 – 3:30

Seats, tables, coffee available for informal conversations

1:30 – 2:30

David Fredrick (U. Arkansas): Environmental modeling and Pompeian houses

Jeff Rydberg-Cox (U. Missouri-Kansas City): Statistical methods for R

2:30 – 3:30

Adam Breindel (independent): Virtualization for DH projects     Slides

Erin Warford (U. Buffalo): Basics of ArcGIS Mapmaking

3:30 – 3:40

Break

 

 

Session 8: Literary Criticism and Digital Methods

 

3:40 – 4:00

Matthew L. Jockers (U. Nebraska Lincoln): The Ancient World in 19th Century Fiction: a Macroanalysis

4:00 – 4:20

Patrick J. Burns (Fordham U.): Distant reading alliteration in Latin poetry

4:20 – 4:40

Neil Bernstein (Ohio U.): Using Tesserae to extend the philological commentary

4:40 – 5:00

Discussion

5:00 – 5:30

Concluding Remarks: Geoffrey Rockwell (U. Alberta)       Slides

5:30 – 6:30

Vans circulate between Marriott, Ramada, and Center for the Arts

 

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