In February 2023, the Committee for Digital Resources of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS) will inaugurate an event series dedicated to digital topics. The first workshop will be on Wikidata. Participants will learn what Wikidata is about, how to edit and use this general knowledge base specifically in the context of Neo-Latin studies. Attendance is free and open to all, please register via this google form.
Fri 10/2/23, 2 pm (Berlin time): Introduction to Wikidata and Wikidata Editing
Fri 24/2/23, 2 pm (Berlin time): Querying Wikidata with SPARQL
The workshop will be held vie ZOOM. The meeting link will be sent to all registered participants in due course. Workshop language will be mainly English.
The IANLS Vacation School will take place at Bonn from 1 through 5 March 2022.
In addition to workshop sessions, there will be project presentations in the evenings (5.30-7 pm CET) that can be followed via Zoom as well. Send an email to email@example.com if you want to join!
IANLS Vacation School: Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin Studies
Bonn, 1 – 5 March 2022
The corpus of Neo-Latin texts is a vast and still widely uncharted ‘terra incognita’ whose actual dimensions have been emerging only in recent years with the advent of digitization. The digital turn could be a veritable game changer for Neo-Latin studies. Scholars no longer depend on physical access to large research libraries with collections of manuscripts and old printed books. Today, a daunting quantity of texts is often just a click away. Even though Neo-Latin studies have crucially benefitted from digitization, there has nonetheless been little interaction between Neo-Latin studies and the Digital Humanities.
The Vacation School on Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin Studies, organized under the auspices of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS) and generously sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation, is intended to provide a platform for a more intense dialogue between these two disciplines. It offers an opportunity for people from both fields to discuss research questions at the intersection between Neo-Latin Studies and Digital Humanities and explore the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Vacation School consists of two events, the first of which was an online conference held from 14 to 17 April 2021 (video in our Youtube channel), whereas the second will take place in person in Bonn from 1 through 5 March 2022. This second hands-on event will enable the participants to meet up in person, share their experiences, ideas and questions. It will address in particular the following areas: (1) Exploring Neo-Latin text corpora, (2) Digital Neo-Latin editions, (3) Lemmatization, (4) Stylometry, (5) Linguistic Linked Open Data, and (6) Geographical and biographical metadata. The program will start in the afternoon of Tuesday 1 March (arrival date) with general introductions and will end in the morning of Saturday 5 March 2022 (departure date) with concluding remarks. The core of the program will be conducted from Wednesday 2 March through Friday 4 March. People arriving late on 1 March and/or leaving early on 5 March will not miss anything essential.
We can offer travel bursaries (maximum amount based on the travel allowances granted by the DAAD) to all successful applicants. The participants will be offered free accommodation in Bonn from 1 through 5 March 2022.
Early-career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Papers and discussions will be in English. Basic computer skills as well as a good command of Latin are required. Participants are asked to bring their own computer.
Deadline for applications: 26 November 2021, Notification: 15 December 2021.
For up-to-date information please visit the website dedicated to the Vacation School (https://dnls.hypotheses.org/) and Follow us on Twitter (@DigNeoLatin). If you have specific questions, please contact the organisers directly via email.
An online conference on the current developments and perspectives of Digital Neo-Latin studies, organized by Neven Jovanović (Zagreb), Marc Laureys (Bonn) and Alexander Winkler (Berlin/Halle) under the auspices of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies.
Please note: The conference is the first part of a two-tiered vacation school, generously supported by the VolkswagenStiftung. The second part will be a 3-day in-person workshop in Bonn that is currently being scheduled. More information and a call for participation will follow soon.
All times are in CEST (Berlin/Paris time).
Wednesday, 14 Αpril 2021
OCR, digital editions, and corpora
10.15-11.00 – Enikő Békés: Bibliotheca corvina digitalis – The Renaissance library of King Matthias online