Summer Institute: Digital Humanities for Hellenic Studies


Jun 25 12:01 am – 28 11:59 pm
Princeton Athens Center
Timarchou 3, Athina 116 34, Greece
Summer Institute: Digital Humanities for Hellenic Studies

Summer Institute: Digital Humanities for Hellenic Studies – Working with Text will take place from June 25–28 at the Princeton Athens Center in Athens, Greece.

This workshop is for scholars curious about exploring digital humanities methods for analyzing the textual culture of the Greek world from antiquity to the present. ‘Texts’ can encompass medieval manuscripts and lyric poetry, social media posts and oral histories, graffiti and musical scores, and more. Topics covered at the workshop may include gathering textual corpora, text analysis, text encoding, Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR), machine learning/AI approaches, and/or others based on participant interest. Through seminar discussions, demos/instructional sessions, and individual project consultations, participants will understand the affordances and limits of emerging technologies for the study of text, while gaining hands-on experience with methods and tools to accelerate their own research.

This program is sponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University in collaboration with the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University; Princeton’s Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies; the UNESCO Chair for Digital Methods on the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB); the MSc Program in Digital Methods for the Humanities at AUEB; and the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU).

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