Seminar on Classical Studies Facing Digital Research Infrastructures

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2011

Friday July 1st at 16:30
Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Agiatis Benardou (Digital Curation Unit, R.C. “Athena”)
Classical Studies facing digital research infrastructures:
From practice to requirements


In the context of Preparing DARIAH, the DCU engaged in a research programme consisting partly of an empirical study of scholarly research activity. The study involved 24 interviews, and the largest groups of interviewees included archaeologists, historians and classicists. What emerged was the diversity in the evidence and sources associated with Classical Studies nowadays. Classicists indicated that in addition to text-based research they also use objects, sites, and other historical-cultural material. This challenges earlier perceptions that Classicists only employ strictly linguistic/textual methods of research. Moreover, it indicates the evolving nature of Classics as an increasingly hybridized, thematic, and multi-methodological interdiscipline.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

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