“Digital Classics and the Changing Profession” DCA Panel at the January 2017 SCS / AIA meetings

The DCA will be hosting a panel entitled “Digital Classics and the Changing Profession” at this year’s meetings of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) and Archaeological Institute of America at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. It will be held as Session 24 on Friday, January 6 from 1:45 – 4:45 p.m., with the following agenda (titles link to abstracts):


Perseids Treebanking Workshop prior to January 2017 SCS Meeting

Perseids will be offering a free treebanking workshop just prior to the SCS conference, led by Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Bob and Vanessa Gorman. The workshop will be held January 4-5th, 2017, 9a.m. – 5p.m. at the The Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square in Toronto.

It will include hands-on seminars on how to use the tools available via Perseids, in particular the Alpheios Translation Alignment editor and the Arethusa Treebank editor. Treebanking (morpho-syntactic diagramming) allows a user to identify all the dependency relationships in a sentence as well as the morphology of each word. Translation alignments allow a user to identify corresponding words between an original text and its translation. With both methods, the resulting data is automatically compiled in an xml file which can be further queried for research.

Register here and find preparatory training videos here.


Ancient Makerspaces Session at January 2017 SCS Meeting

There will be an all-day workshop entitled “Ancient MakerSpaces: Digital Tools for Classical Scholarship” at the SCS Meeting, Saturday, January 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The presenters will be as follows:

  • (8:30-9:00) Thomas Beasley (Bucknell University) “Visualizing Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean”
  • (9:10-9:50) Rodney Ast (University of Heidelberg) “Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri”
  • (9:55-10:45) Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee University) “Ancient Graffiti Project”
  • (10:50-11:35) Sebastian Heath (New York University) “Make Your Own 3D Models”
  • (11:40-12:25) Ryan Horne (University of North Carolina) “Make Your Own Map”
  • (12:30-1:00) Pramit Chaudhuri (Dartmouth College) and Joseph Dexter (Harvard University) “Phylogenetic Profiling and the Reception of Classical Drama”
  • (1:10-1:55) James Gawley (University of Buffalo) “Intertext Mining with Tesserae”
  • (2:00-2:45) Bridget Almas (Tufts University) “Perseids: Infrastructure for Research and Collaboration”
  • (3:00-4:00) Patrick J. Burns (New York University) Panel Discussion