CfP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2013/14

24 Jun 2013 - 00:00

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the second series of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the winter term of the academic year 2013/14.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of "Altertumswissenschaften", to include the ancient world at large, such as Egypt and the Near East.

Abstracts, either in English or in German, of 300-500 words max. (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded by midnight (MET) on 01 September 2013 using the special submission form [3].

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing the application of these methods to individual projects, and particularly contributions which show how the digital component can facilitate the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new research questions.
Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as to information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at least one of these fields.

Seminars will run fortnightly on **Tuesday evenings (18:00-19:30)** from October 2013 until February 2014 and will be hosted by the Excellence Cluster TOPOI in the TOPOI buildings in Dahlem and Mitte. The full programme, including the venue of each seminar, will be finalised and announced around mid-September. As with the first series, all seminars will be video recorded and we endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses. There are plans to
publish the proceedings as a special issue of the new open access publication from TOPOI [5].