Digital Antiquity Coffee House
The Library and the Digital Programs team of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World continue the work of the Linked Ancient World Data Initiative (LAWDI) with an informal coffee house for New York metro area scholars and scholars-in-training with an interest in digital approaches to the study of antiquity.
We invite all scholars interested in the application of digital techniques to the study of antiquity to participate in an informal workshop devoted to works in progress. We extend a special invitation to first- and second-year graduate students who are new to the digital humanities and interested in learning more about the local digital projects, initiatives, and community in ancient studies.
Presentations will be approximately 15-20 minutes in length with time for discussion afterwards. Information about the presentations and some of the participants may be found here.
If you are planning on attending, please email David Ratzan at by noon, Sept. 30, 2015.
Date: Oct. 2, 2015, 10am-5pm
Location: ISAW, 15 East 84th Street, NY, NY 10028
  • 10:00: Welcome and introductions
  • 10:30: BREAK
  • 11:00: Alice Lynn McMichael (CUNY Grad Center): "Documenting Cappadocia and the Digital Catalog of Cappadocian Ceiling Crosses"
  • 11:30: Patrick Burns (Fordham): "Measuring allusive density in Lucan's Bellum civile using Tesserae"
  • 12:00: LUNCH (for registered participants) 
  • 12:45: Jacco Dieleman (UCLA): "How to track magic through time and space" 
  • 1:15: Tom Elliott (ISAW): "New developments in digital mapping at ISAW and beyond"
  • 1:45: Christine Roughan (ISAW): "Encoding and identifying ancient mathematical texts"
  • 2:15: BREAK
  • 2:30: Émilie Pagé-Perron (University of Toronto): "Data mining and visualizing cuneiform texts"
  • 3:00: Charles McNamara (Columbia): "GitClassics: Collaborative editing of early modern and Renaissance texts through GitHub"
  • 3:30: BREAK
  • 3:45: Franziska Naether (ISAW): "Digital Humanities in Teaching and Research: Case Studies from Egyptology and the Rosetta Stone Project"
  • 4:15: Sebastian Heath (ISAW): "Link Well and Prosper" 
  • 5:00: RECEPTION





David Ratzan,, 2129927832.