We would like to share with you some of the materials that were used during the Vacation School.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join!
The following presentations are scheduled:
- Marco Passarotti: Computational Thinking
- Sarah Lang (remote): Innsbruck Noscemus Corpus
- Raf Van Rooy: DaLeT platform (www.dalet.be)
- Jennifer Bunselmeier/Patrick Sahle: Rhodomanologia
- Peter Sjökvist: Carmina Suecorum Poetarum Latina
- Tim Geelhaar: Latin Text Archive
- Antonia Karaisl: Rescribe OCR pipeline
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.
Applicants are kindly asked to send a short CV alongside a motivation statement (approx. 300 words) via email to Prof. Dr. Neven Jovanović (email@example.com), Prof. Dr. Marc Laureys (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Alexander Winkler (email@example.com).
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.
Watch the papers of our conference once again on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPVi0Tel_zBGRGJILTSJ96g
Online conference, 14-16 April 2021
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.
The conference will be held via zoom. You can register via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
11.00-11.45 – Uwe Springmann: OCR for Neo-Latin (presentation, CC-BY 4.0)
11.45-12.30 – Martin Korenjak/Stefan Zathammer: Nova Scientia. A Semantic Media Wiki and a New Transkribus Model for Studying Latin Science
14.30-15.15 – Marco Petolicchio: Basinio, Hesperis: An overview of its digital architecture
15.15-16.00 – Neven Jovanović: Preparing a digital critical edition of a Neo-Latin text – Nicholas of Modruš, Oratio de funere Petri cardinalis S. Sixti (1474)
16.00-16.45 – William Short: The Latin WordNet and meaning representation in electronic corpora
Thursday, 15 Αpril 2021
Text mining and stylometry
10.15-11.00 – Maciej Eder: Textual similarities and Latin literature: a few case studies
11.00-11.45 – Johann Ramminger: Stylometry and Neo-Latin texts: Some case studies
11.45-12.30 – Christof Schöch: Comparison of Text Groups using Measures of Distinctiveness, slides by Christof Schöch on GitHub, CC-BY 4.0
14.30-15.15 – Patrick J. Burns: Conversational Agents from the Neo-Latin Colloquia to ChatterBot
15.15-16.00 – Maria Chiara Parisi/Yvette Oortwijn: Distributional Semantics for Neo-Latin
16.00-16.45 – Marco Passarotti: The LiLa Knowledge Base of Interlinked Linguistic Resources for Latin
Friday, 16 Αpril 2021
Linked Texts and Data
10.15-11.00 – Steven Coesemans/Jan Papy: Magister Dixit
11.00-11.45 – Matteo Romanello: Citation detection with the CitedLoci pipeline, slides https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4696148
11.45-12.30 – Andreas Walker: CERL resources in the context of Neo-Latin
14.30-15.15 – Marc Laureys/Alexander Winkler: Antonius Sanderus‘ Views on the Political and Cultural Contours of Flandria, slides by Alexander Winkler (CC-BY 4.0, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4695483)
DH and the teaching of and the teaching of Neo-Latin
15.15-16.00 – Isabella Walser-Bürgler: Joined Forces. Digital Humanities and Digital Teaching
16.00-16.45 – Ingrid De Smet: Potentials and Challenges of Digital Neo-Latin Studies
A blog on digital methods in Neo-Latin Studies that originates from the preparations of the IANLS Summer School of Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin Studies in 2021