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Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin is calling for papers for its fourth series of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin. This initiative, inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar, 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 2016/17.
Digital Classicist Seminarn Berlin accepts 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. They 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.
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. They 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.
Anonymised abstracts of 300-500 words max. (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded by midnight (CET) on 17 July 2016 using the special submission form. Although they do accept abstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations are expected to be delivered in English. When submitting the same proposal for consideration to multiple venues, please do let them know via the submission form. The average acceptance rate is 35%.
Seminars will run fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:15-19:00) from October 2016 until February 2017 and will be hosted by the Excellence Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both located in Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of each seminar, will be finalised and announced in September. As with the previous series, the video recordings of the presentations will be published online and they endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses.