For the fourth year running, a Digital Classicist seminar series will be held in Berlin. I presented in the series in 2014 and can definitely recommend it.
Deadline: midnight (CET) on 17 July 2016
Submission form: http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of theDigital Classicist Seminar Berlin . This initiative, inspired by andconnected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar , isorganised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and theExcellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the winter term of theacademic year 2016/17.We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digitalmethods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enablea better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encouragecontributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of“Altertumswissenschaften”, to include the ancient world at large, such asEgypt and the Near East.Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, imageprocessing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, openaccess, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digitalor quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing theapplication of these methods to individual projects, and particularlycontributions which show how the digital component can facilitate thecrossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new research questions.Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancienthistorians or archaeologists, as well as to information scientists anddigital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at leastone of these fields.Anonymised abstracts  of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographicreferences excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 17 July2016** using the special submission form . Although we do acceptabstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations areexpected to be delivered in English. When submitting the same proposal forconsideration to multiple venues, please do let us know via the submissionform. The average acceptance rate is 35%.Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:15-19:00)** fromOctober 2016 until February 2017 and will be hosted by the ExcellenceCluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both located inBerlin-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 weendeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towardstheir travel expenses. The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions andreferences to the authors work removed. This may lead to some referenceshaving to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”. The abstract titleand author names with affiliations are entered into the submission systemin separate fields.