Digital Classicist London 2015 seminar series
By Simon Mahony, on 4 June 2015
As in previous years, the seminars will be recorded with video, audio and slides made available on the DC seminar pages. See last year’s programme. In addition the video recordings are also uploaded to the Digital Classicist London YouTube channel.
This year the seminars will also be live streamed and the link will be available on the programme page.
Seminar: From lost archives to digital databases
Friday June 5 at 16:30 in room G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Jen Hicks (UCL)
From lost archives to digital databases
Of the leather documents used by the administration and individuals of the Seleukid empire (ca 312- 63 BC), all that remains are the small pieces of clay that were used to seal them; these however survive in their tens of thousands in Mesopotamia and the Levant. In this paper I will consider the potential and limitations of using these lumps of mud, through the construction of digital databases and statistical analysis, to reconstruct these lost archives, and to understand the imperial structures of the Seleukid power.
The full abstract is available on the programme page.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.
The full 2015 programme is available on the Digital Classicist London seminar page.