Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber
Bodard Gabriel (editor)
Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber

Edited by organizers of “Digital Classicist” seminars in London and Berlin, this volume addresses the impact of computational approaches to the study of antiquity on audiences other than the scholars who conventionally publish it. In addition to colleagues in classics and digital humanities, the eleven chapters herein concern and are addressed to students, heritage professionals and “citizen scientists”.

Each chapter is a scholarly contribution, presenting research questions in the classics, digital humanities or, in many cases, both. They are all also examples of work within one of the most important areas of academia today: scholarly research and outputs that engage with collaborators and audiences not only including our colleagues, but also students, academics in different fields including the hard sciences, professionals and the broader public. Collaboration and scholarly interaction, particularly with better-funded and more technically advanced disciplines, is essential to digital humanities and perhaps even more so to digital classics. The international perspectives on these issues are especially valuable in an increasingly connected, institutionally and administratively diverse world.

This book addresses the broad range of issues scholars and practitioners face in engaging with students, professionals and the public, in accessible and valuable chapters from authors of many backgrounds and areas of expertise, including language and linguistics, history, archaeology and architecture. This collection will be of interest to teachers, scientists, cultural heritage professionals, linguists and enthusiasts of history and antiquity.

Section 1. Teaching
Chapter 1. Learning by Doing: Learning to Implement the TEI Guidelines Through Digital Classics Publication (Stella Dee, Maryam Foradi and Filip Šariæ)
Chapter 2. Open Education and Open Educational Resources for the Teaching of Classics in the UK (Simon Mahony)
Chapter 3. Epigraphers and Encoders: Strategies for Teaching and Learning Digital Epigraphy(Gabriel Bodard and Simona Stoyanova)
Chapter 4. An Open Tutorial for Beginning Ancient Greek (Jeff Rydberg-Cox)
Chapter 5. The Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank: Linguistic Annotation in a Teaching Environment (Francesco Mambrini)
Section 2. Knowledge Exchange
Chapter 6. Of Features and Models: A Reflexive Account of Interdisciplinarity across Image Processing, Papyrology, and Trauma Surgery (Ségolène M. Tarte)
Chapter 7. Cultural Heritage Destruction: Experiments with Parchment and Multispectral Imaging (Alberto Campagnolo, Alejandro Giacometti, Lindsay MacDonald, Simon Mahony, Melissa Terras and Adam Gibson)
Chapter 8. Transparent, Multivocal, Cross-disciplinary: The Use of Linked Open Data and a Community-developed RDF Ontology to Document and Enrich 3D Visualisation for Cultural Heritage (Valeria Vitale)
Section 3. Public Engagement
Chapter 9. The Perseids Platform: Scholarship for all! (Bridget Almas and Marie-Claire Beaulieu)
Chapter 10. Engaging Greek: Ancient Lives (James Brusuelas)
Chapter 11. Ancient Inscriptions between Citizens and Scholars: The Double Soul of the EAGLE Project (Silvia Orlandi)
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