Processing Ancient Text Corpora

  • Wido Th. van Peursen (Organiser)
  • Cody Kingham (Organiser)
  • Roorda, D. (Organiser)
  • Nicolai Winther-Nielsen (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic


This workshop aims to promote scholarly exchange and to build a community of scholars with an interest in digital humanities and ancient texts. Research into ancient texts undergoes strong development: the application of ever more methods from statistics and machine learning. Given the fact that the text disciplines are organized by language, rather than by method, we think the methodological exchange can be strengthened. The sharing of IT techniques is a natural playground for this, but only a starting point. Theoretically, we need to discuss where these methods bring us. Are big data methods also applicable to small data? What is particular about the fact that the texts of interest are historical? Practically we want to discuss how we can optimally employ IT methods. Can we assess the landscape of IT and make an informed selection of the regions that are most useful to us?
Period17 Feb 202020 Feb 2020
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • textual scholarship
  • Ancient Studies
  • biblical studies
  • computational humanities
  • computational linguistics
  • Data sharing
  • data visualisation
  • graph models