Linking the Big Ancient Mediterranean, June 6-8, 2016
Led by Paul Dilley (Religious Studies and Classics, CLAS), Sarah Bond (Classics, CLAS), and Ryan Horne (History, UNC-Chapel Hill), this open-access project integrates GIS tools, network analysis, and textual annotation/data-mining capabilities to explore and visualize ancient texts in new ways. The first module within BAM, Terra Biblica, opens biblical and early Christian texts to readers. On June 6-8, 2016, a group of 11 visiting scholars will join the organizers to discuss the incorporation of new datasets within the larger BAM project, leading to development of a full prototype.
All talks are free and open to the public. Of special note is the keynote lecture at 6:00 pm on June 7 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers by Tom Elliott (Associate Director of Digital Programs, ISAW-NYU; Managing Editor and Founder of the Pleiades Project) on digital classics and the continued definition of the digital humanities.
A full listing of speakers and events can be found at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/bam/