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2017 AIA / SCS Call for Papers: "Digital Classics and the Changing Profession"

on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:39

The growth of the digital humanities is increasingly affecting the professional life of classicists. Job ads have begun to ask for digital humanities experience. Job seekers who have digital skills face an expanded employment landscape, including not only to academic teaching positions, but also post-docs on funded research projects, work at NGOs, and jobs at private technology firms. Graduate students and graduate programs must decide what sort of digital training is necessary for a career. Tenure and promotion evaluators face the challenge of accounting for digital scholarship.

"Digital Resources for Education and Outreach" Panel at January 2016 AIA / SCS

on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 20:32

The DCA panel "Digital Resources for Education and Outreach" will take place at the AIA / SCS meetings in San Francisco at the Union Square Hilton on Friday, January 8, from 8-11:30 a.m. The presentations are:​

  1. Lain Wilson and Jonathan Shea, Dumbarton Oaks
    Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue (20 mins.)
  1. Kristina Chew, Rutgers University Online
    Using Online Tools to Teach Classics in a Small or Non-Existent Classics Program (20 mins.)
  2. J. Bert Lott, Vassar College
    Collaborative Annotation and Latin Pedagogy (20 mins.)
  3. Gwynaeth McIntyre, University of Otago, Melissa Funke, University of

2016 AIA / SCS Call for Papers: "Digital Resources for Teaching and Outreach"

on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:38

Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies (AIA / SCS) Meetings, January 6-9, San Francisco, CA.

Digital resources are increasingly opening up new opportunities for classics education and outreach. Some, like MOOCs, have been intensively discussed. The goal of this session is to highlight new and less familiar approaches and encourage reflection on how we can best achieve our educational mission in this changing environment. We now have access to free online language textbooks with exercises.

"Making Meaning from Data" Panel, AIA / SCS New Orleans, Jan. 11, 2015

on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:07


The DCA hosted a successful session on January11 at the 2015 AIA / SCS meetings in New Orleans, entitled "Making Meaning from Data." The program was as follows (links to presenter materials will be added as they become available): 

  1. What Do You Do with a Million Links?
    Elton Barker, The Open University; Pau de Soto The University of Southampton; Leif Isaksen, The University of Southampton; Rainer Simon, The Austrian Institute of Technology
    [200+ MB Powerpoint with audio in Google drive folder. Click on "Pelagios" file and download, then play as ppt.]
  2. Beyond Rhetoric: The Correlation of

"Getting Started with Digital Classics" Panel, APA / AIA Chicago, Jan. 3, 2014

on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 15:53

Monica Berti of Leipzig University and LOFTS speaks at DCA APA / AIA 2014.

DCA hosted its first panel at the annual meetings of the American Philological Association and American Institute of Archaeology in Chicago on January 3, 2014, entitled "Getting Started with Digital Classics."

The program, with links to screencasts on Youtube where available, is below.

Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, State University of New York


Diane Cline, George Washington University
Social Network Analysis and Ancient History

Neil Bernstein, Ohio University
Comparative Rates of Text Reuse in