CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin: Call for Papers 2022

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 9th series of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin, organised by the “Zentrum Grundlagenforschung Alte Welt” of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities together with the Berliner Antike-Kolleg. The seminar will run during the winter term of the 2022/23 academic year.

We invite submissions on any kind of research that innovatively employs digital methods, resources or technologies in order to enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We especially encourage contributions which show how computer assisted technologies provide answers to questions intrinsic to a field of research or to questions of interdisciplinary interest.

Presentations may cover one of the following topics which make the cultural heritage accessible and deepen our understanding of it: machine learning, linked open data and the semantic web, spatial and network analysis, natural language processing, image processing and visualisation, 3D developments, techniques to be used for an open science, digital (critical) editions, and any other digital or quantitative methods. Other and new ideas are very welcome! With this call for papers, we would like to address not only postdocs, but also explicitly young scientists.

Abstracts of 300-500 words maximum (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded as PDF file by midnight (CEST) on 31 July 2022 to HERE. Please note your contact details on the first (otherwise empty) page. We do accept abstracts written in English as well as in German, and the presentations can also be held in either language. When submitting the same proposal for consideration to multiple venues, please do let us know.

Seminars will run weekly on Tuesday evenings (16:15-17:45) from October 2022 until February 2023. The full programme will be finalised and announced in August. We endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses. If possible, we prefer a physical presence of the lecturer, but of course a digitally held lecture is also possible. Unless it is absolutely necessary to do without presence, the seminar will always take place in hybrid form.