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Digital Classicist seminar: Retracing Theban Witness Networks in Demotic Contracts

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:04:24 +0000

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2014 Silke Vanbeselaere (Leuven) ‘Retracing Theban Witness Networks in Demotic Contracts’ Friday July 11 at 16:30 in room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU This paper focuses on the presence of witnesses in Demotic contracts from Ptolemaic Thebes. It investigates the interpersonal links between [...]

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Seminar: The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy (EAGLE) and Linked Open Data

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:37:19 +0000

This week’s Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar:Pietro Liuzzo (Heidelberg) ‘The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy (EAGLE) and Linked Open Data’. Friday July 4th at 16:30 in room 102 (Athlone), Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy aims to provide historians [...]

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"The area told as a story. An inquiry into the relationship between verbal and map-based expressions of geographical information"

Publication date: May 7, 2013 4:57:12 PM

Start: May 16, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: May 16, 2013 6:30:00 PM

Location: G31, Foster Court

A talk by Oyvind Eide, Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo.

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Abstract: 

"In the struggle every creator of expressions goes through, the restrictions of the media being used are there, to be obeyed or to be questioned. In this paper I will show how maps and verbal texts are different media, and how these differences have consequences not only for how things are said, but also for what can be said at all using these two media. 

I will present a series of modelling experiments in which this is studied in detail. Based on the results from these experiments, an inventory of types of information that are incompatible will be presented. 

Further, it will be shown how the findings from the experiments are in line with traditional as well as recent views in the area of interart and intermedia studies, which indicates that they may be applicable to most if not all texts. 

The paper will be concluded by a discussion of how the understanding of these differences may be brought forward by future research."

All welcome.

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