The mission of the Digital Classics Association (DCA) is to foster digital methods that can enhance our understanding of classical antiquity, its legacy, and associated cultures. DCA membership is open to all those with interests in advancing this mission.
The DCA is currently in its formative stage and looking for new members. We welcome interest and input from all quarters.
The immediate goal of the organization is to create a venue for the informal and formal discussion of digital classics at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association (APA), including a poster / demonstration session. In such discussions at the largest annual meeting of classicists in North America, scholars working on digital projects can compare methods and results, and scholars unfamiliar with digital methods can gain an acquaintance with them. This venue is meant to complement other existing in-person and online sites for digital humanities and digital classics discussions.
For the purposes of the APA application, the following 5-person Interim Steering Committee has been formed:
Co-Chairs: Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo) and Gregory Crane (Perseus, Tufts University)
Secretary-Treasurer: Allen Romano (Florida State University)
Steering Committee Member: Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London)
Steering Committee Member: Christopher Blackwell (Furman University, Center for Hellenic Studies)
If the APA charter application is successful, the DCA will hold its first meeting at the January 2-5, 2014 APA conference in Chicago. All aspects of the organization will be open to discussion and vote at that meeting. There will be a full and open vote on leadership, as well as on the structure and activities of the Association.
If you are interested in becoming a DCA member and supporting the group’s application to the APA, please submit your name and email address in the boxes to the left (under “Join our mailing list”; you do not need to follow the “sign-up” link). Your information will be used for no other purposes than 1) to submit the membership list to the APA, and 2) to send you occasional email updates on DCA activities.