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Humanist Archives: June 15, 2019, 5:57 a.m. Humanist 33.94 - events: Homeric formulae; archives & collections

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 94.
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    [1]    From: The Digital Classicist List 
           Subject: Seminar: Exploring the Productivity of Homeric Formulae (48)

    [2]    From: Luciana Martins 
           Subject: Roundtable: "Reanimating collections, sharing knowledges", Tuesday 25 June 2019 at Birkbeck (57)

        Date: 2019-06-14 20:58:22+00:00
        From: The Digital Classicist List 
        Subject: Seminar: Exploring the Productivity of Homeric Formulae

[Apologies for the tardy forwarding of the following notice. The value
of knowing that it happened seems to me a sufficient reason to relay it.

Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Friday June 14, 2019 at 16:30 in room G34

Martina Astrid Rodda & Barbara McGillivray (Alan Turing Institute)
Exploring the Productivity of Homeric Formulae through Distributional

The language of archaic Greek epic is overwhelmingly composed of
formulae, i.e. repeated, rigid linguistic structures. Formulae do show
some limited variation in their form; however, describing the boundaries
and the mechanisms driving formulaic variation is notably difficult.
Computational methods on large-scale digital collections can shed new
light onto this problem. We present the first computational model which
uses Distributional Semantics to assess how meaning variation drives
formulaic productivity in ancient Greek epic. By comparing the
distribution of meanings in archaic vs. later poetry, we can detect
trends of development in formulaic usage through time and investigate
their causes.

This seminar will be livestreamed to https://youtu.be/NTVa05fOIz4

Full programme: http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2019.html


Dr Gabriel BODARD
Reader in Digital Classics

Institute of Classical Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

E: Gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)20 78628752


        Date: 2019-06-14 20:55:41+00:00
        From: Luciana Martins 
        Subject: Roundtable: "Reanimating collections, sharing knowledges", Tuesday 25 June 2019 at Birkbeck

The Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies 
and Birkbeck’s Centre for Museum Cultures warmly invite you to
a roundtable:

Reanimating collections, sharing knowledges
Tuesday 25 June 2019, 14:30-17:00, Birkbeck, University of London
Room G03, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

How can archives and collections be more openly available to indigenous
researchers? What are the potentialities and drawbacks of digital
knowledge bases? What is the role of historic collections to
contemporary indigenous peoples? How can indigenous knowledge be
displayed on a par with scientific knowledge?

This roundtable brings together European and Brazilian researchers and
curators, including indigenous researchers, to discuss ways of advancing
co-curatorship on Latin American collections in European archives and

Speakers include: Andrea Scholz (Ethnological Museum Berlin), Mariana
Françozo (Leiden University), Nildo Fontes (FOIRN, Federation of the
Indigenous Organizations of Rio Negro), Aloisio Cabalzar (ISA,
Socio-environmental Institute), William Milliken (Royal Botanic Gardens,
Kew), Mark Nesbitt (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), Viviane Kruel (Rio de
Janeiro Botanic Garden), João Pacheco (National Museum, Rio de Janeiro),
Laura Osorio Sunnucks (British Museum), Paul Basu (SOAS).

Chair: Luciana Martins (Birkbeck)

14:30 – 14:40     Introduction

14:40 – 15:40     Short presentations

15:40 – 16:00     Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00     Discussion

This roundtable forms part of the research project ‘Digital repatriation
of biocultural collections: connecting scientific and indigenous
communities of knowledge in Amazonia’, funded by a British Academy
Knowledge Frontiers award

This event is free and open to all. Postgraduate students are
particularly welcome.

Professor Luciana Martins
Department of Cultures and Languages
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London

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