CFP Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2016/17

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:

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth 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 2016/17.
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.
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.
Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic
references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 17 July
2016** using the special submission form [4]. Although we 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 us 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 we
endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards
their travel expenses.
[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions and
references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some references
having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”. The abstract title
and author names with affiliations are entered into the submission system
in separate fields.

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