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Seminar: Graecum-Arabicum-Latinum Encoded Corpus (GALEN©)

By Simon Mahony, on 4 August 2015

Digital Classicist seminar logoDigital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015

Friday August 7 at 16:30 in room G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Usama Gad (Heidelberg): ‘Graecum-Arabicum-Latinum Encoded Corpus (GALEN©)’


GALEN is a long-term project to produce the first comprehensive digital corpus of translations between Greek, Arabic and Latin. The project seeks not only to include the medieval translations from Greek into Arabic (8th-10th Century AD) and again from Arabic into Latin (11th -13th Century AD), but also to comprise the modern translations of Greek and Latin literature into Arabic (19th -21st   Century AD). Moreover, the project would ideally include Arabic translations of Greek and Latin Papyri found in Egypt. The main idea behind this project is then to integrate as much Graecum-Arabicum-Latinum sources as one could in both Arabic and classical studies, presenting these sources to both scholars and students in a digital format with open access license CC BY-SA.

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The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

The full abstract is available on the seminar programme page.

The full 2015 programme is available on the Digital Classicist London seminar page.

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