The banquet of the digital scholars – Athenaeus Hackathon

Humanities Hackathon on editing Athenaeus and on the Reinvention of the Edition in a Digital Space
October 10-12, 2012
Universität Leipzig (ULEI) & Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) Berlin

Co-directors: Monica Berti – Marco Büchler – Gregory Crane – Bridget Almas

The University of Leipzig will host a hackathon that addresses two basic tasks. On the one hand, we will focus upon the challenges of creating a digital edition for the Greek author Athenaeus, whose work cites more than a thousand earlier sources and is one of the major sources for lost works of Greek poetry and prose. At the same time, we use the case Athenaeus to develop our understanding of to organize a truly born-digital edition, one that not only includes machine actionable citations and variant readings but also collations of multiple print editions, metrical analyses, named entity identification, linguistic features such as morphology, syntax, word sense, and co-reference analysis, and alignment between the Greek original and one or more later translations.

Augustusplatz 10, Leipzig (Paulinum building) – room P818 and P905



Wednesday, October 10th (Hackathon):

9:00-11:00 AM
  • Gregory Crane Marco Büchler, Welcome and logistics
  • Gregory Crane, Introduction to the Hackathon
  • M. Berti, Athenaeus as exemplary challenge
  • C. Blackwell: Homer Multitext and CTS
11:00-11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Introduction to TEI XML, Text Reuse (SoSOL), Treebanks  [OCR – see afternoon session]
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM First Hack Session (Hands-on exploration – go through
3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15-6:45 PM Opening ceremony of the 2012 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar

  • S. Mahony: The Digital Classicist: building a Digital Humanities Community
  • B. Robertson & F. Boschetti: Large-scale Polytonic Greek Optical Character Recognition in Practice and Theory
  • C. Neudecker & Z. Mustafa Dogan: A   Service-Oriented-Architecture for Collaborative Workflow Development and Experimentation in the Digital Humanities
7:30 PM Dinner at Auerbachs Keller with Hackathon and Seminar participant


Thursday, October 11th (Hackathon):

9:00-9:45 AM Second Hack Session (discussion about tasks and groups)
9:45-10:00 AM Coffee Break
10.00 AM-12:00 PM Third Hack Session
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM Fourth Hack Session
4:00-6:00 PM Visit to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal) – Leipzig
6:00-8:00 PM Dinner at Parkrestaurant am Völkerschlachtdenkmal


Friday, October 12th (Hackathon & Necessary infrastructure: What can we learn?):

9:00-11:00 AM Fifth Hack Session
11:00-11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Sixth Hack Session
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:30 PM Presentations of results
1:30-2:00 PM Presentations of results
2:00-3:00 PM Discussion
3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15-4:00 PM

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