Addressing Ancient Promises: Text Modelling and Alexandria

Digital-Humanities-Kolloquium

02. November 2018

Akademiegebäude am Gendarmenmarkt, Konferenzraum 1, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

Die „Digital Humanities“ sind eine der wichtigsten Entwicklungen im Bereich der Geisteswissenschaften in den letzten Jahren. Um den Dialog zu diesem Thema weiter zu intensivieren, organisieren die TELOTA-Initiative und das Zentrum Sprache der BBAW unterstützt vom Forschungsverbund if|DH|b ein monatliches Digital-Humanities-Kolloquium.

Addressing Ancient Promises: Text Modelling and Alexandria
Addressing Ancient Promises: Text Modelling and Alexandria

The computer has come to play a transformative role in the ways we model, store, process and study text. Nevertheless, we cannot yet claim to have realised the promises of the digital medium: the organisation and dissemination of scholarly knowledge through the exchange, reuse and enrichment of data sets. Despite the acclaimed interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities, current digital research takes place in a closed environment and rarely surpasses the traditional boundaries of a field. Furthermore, it is worthwhile to continue questioning the models we use and whether they are actually suitable for our scholarly needs. There’s a risk that the affordances and limitations of a prevailing model may blind us to aspects it doesn’t support.

 

 

Addressing Ancient Promises: Text Modelling and Alexandria

Elli Bleeker

Research and Development – Humanities Cluster, Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences

 

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