[Humanist] 29.216 events: postclassical Greek; palaeography

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 216.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dariya Rafiyenko <dasha_raf at hotmail.com>                  (27)
        Subject: Call for papers: "The Postclassical Greek: the Intersections
                of Philology and Linguistics" (and digital humanities)

  [2]   From:    "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>            (33)
        Subject: Registration Opens for DigiPal V: Wednesday 2nd September

        Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:38:11 +0000
        From: Dariya Rafiyenko <dasha_raf at hotmail.com>
        Subject: Call for papers: "The Postclassical Greek: the Intersections of Philology and Linguistics" (and digital humanities)

Dear All,

Please note that we are interested in participants that apply the methods of DH in their research.

Call for papers: 
"The Postclassical Greek: the Intersections of Philology and Linguistics"
Location: Mainz, Germany
Date: February 15-17, 2016
Website: http://rafiyenko.info/tagung/Full Version as pdf: http://www.rafiyenko.info/tagung/Postclassical_Greek_Call.pdf

Deadline for the submission of the abstracts: October 1, 2015.


Greek is one of the few languages in the world with an uninterrupted literary tradition. Nearly all the periods of Greek are well-documented by large amounts of texts. While the pre-classical and classical periods have been receiving much scholarly attention for centuries (for a synoptic overview see Giannakis, ed. and 2014; Bakker, ed., 2010), the study of post-classical Greek, from New Testament Greek until the Byzantine period, is a much recent phenomenon, albeit with a large body of research (cf., inter alia, Browning 1983; Horrocks 2010; Bentein 2014; Gianollo 2010; and Janse 1993).This interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together scholars working on different aspects of post-classical Greek up to the Byzantine period. We strongly believe that only integration of the linguistic and philological knowledge can create a coherent model of the processes that underlay the language change of that period and provide answers as to why Greek of the Byzantine period is the way it is.

We aim at highlighting language changes /sensu latissimo/ of that period from different perspectives. The topics we would like to address are among the following (but are not restricted to them):- Language standardization phenomena, penetration of the colloquial elements of the period into written texts; the effects of the tradition, as, for example, scribes’ mistakes; what can be gained or lost from studying the manuscripts directly?- Parameters and metrics for distinguishing between normalized texts and texts with a stronger penetration of colloquial elements of contemporary Greek; influence of Classical and Biblical Greek;- Principles that underlie the written tradition; text copying (such as, e.g., amendments/corrections by copyists);- The role of Byzantium in the preservation of Classical texts: How much intervention on the part of the Byzantine scribes/excerptors/compilers is there to expect? How do the changes to the Classical texts made in the Byzantine period can be traced and how do they influence our understanding of the Classical period? (cf. Kaldellis 2012)- The social, historical and cultural environment that potentially may have constrained the language of that period; influence of other languages and the way the interaction with other languages was organized;- The sociolinguistic situation: different registers/lects, diatopic and diastratic variation; multilingualism;- Effects of the historical-critical editing (as, for example, normalization or emendations): To what extent do they mirror the linguistic “reality”? Are these effects rather insignificant or do they have a potential to influence our understanding of the language?- Is the chronological division of the language tradition into Classical, Byzantine and Modern, which influenced the study of Greek since the Renaissance times, justified?- Methods and metrics for dating texts on the basis of linguistic phenomena;- Purely linguistic approaches to language change such as grammaticalization, language contact, structural and functional explanations, etc.; emergence of new grammatical categories; disappearance of grammatical categories;- How Digital Humanities may contribute to the questions addressed in the workshop? Which corpora do we have? What kind of data, tools and methods are available?- Corpus-based approaches to the study of Greek.

*Invited speakers (titles are preliminary)*

Marina Benedetti (University of Siena), "The middle and perfect in the Greek grammatical tradition, from Apollonius Dyscolus to Byzantine scholars"

Klaas Bentein (University of Ghent), "Finite versus non-finite complementation in documentary papyri from the Roman and Byzantine period (I - VIII AD)"

Robert Crellin (University of Cambridge), "The socio-linguistic status of Biblical Greek: comparing the language of the Septuagint and Josephus"

Chiara Gianollo (University of Cologne), "Syntactic factors of the Greek genitive-dative syncretism"

Brian Joseph (Ohio University), "Grammaticalization of the periphrastic future"Daniel Kölligan (University of Cologne), "Anmerkungen zur Syntax des Johannes Malalas"

Nikolaos Lavidas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Dag Trygve Truslew Haug (University of Oslo), "Participles in time: change from above in biblical Greek"

Jose Luis García Ramón (University of Cologne), "Grammatical und lexical structures on change in Post-Classical Greek: local dialects and supradialectal tendencies"

Charlotte Schubert (University of Leipzig), title to be announcedStaffan Wahlgren (University of Trondheim), title to be announced

*Abstract Submission*

Abstracts are invited for the workshop session. Each presentation has 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Only one paper per participant is admitted.
Abstracts should be anonymous, maximally of one page in length, excluding references and examples (in .doc, .pdf or .docx).

Abstracts should be submitted to both organizers via e-mail: dariya.rafiyenko at uni-leipzig.de, ilja.serzants at uni-mainz.de

The deadline for the submission of the abstract is: October 1, 2015.

Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance by: October 15, 2015.

All contributors will be invited to submit a version of their paper to the conference follow-up volume to be published with DeGruyter. Further details will be made available in due time. 		 	   		  

        Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:29:55 +0000
        From: "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Registration Opens for DigiPal V: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Dear all,

It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital
Humanities (King's College London) invite you to attend the fifth DigiPal
Symposium at King's on Wednesday 2nd September 2015.

As usual, the focus of the Symposium will be the computer-assisted study of
medieval handwriting and manuscripts. 

Papers will cover on-line learning resources for palaeography,
crowdsourcing, image processing and modelling codicology. 

Speakers will include:

* Ben Albritton (Stanford): "Digital Abundance, or: What Do We Do with All
this Stuff?"

* Francisco J. Álvarez López (Exeter/King's College London) "Scribal
Collaboration and Interaction in Exon Domesday: A DigiPal Approach"

* Stewart Brookes (King's College London) "Charters, Text and Cursivity:
Extending DigiPal's Framework for Models of Authority"

* Ainoa Castro Correa (King's College London) "VisigothicPal: The Quest
Against Nonsense"

* Christina Duffy (British Library) "Effortless Image Processing: How to Get
the Most Out of your Digital Assets with ImageJ"

* Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet (Bar-Ilan University) and Gila Prebor (Bar-Ilan
University) "Towards an Ontopedia for Hebrew Manuscripts"

* Leonor Zozaya "Educational Innovation: New Digital Games to Complement the
Learning of Palaeography"

Registration is free and includes refreshments and sandwiches. It's easy:
just sign-up with Eventbrite: https://digipal-v.eventbrite.com

For further details, please visit http://www.digipal.eu/blog/digipal2015/

Very much looking forward to seeing you in September,

Stewart and Peter

Dr Stewart J Brookes
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

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