The Obermann Summer Seminar



University of Iowa: June 6-8, 2016

Preferred Twitter Hashtag: #BAM2016

Sunday, June 5:

Participants arrive at CID or via car and are housed at the Sheraton Hotel-Iowa City.

[Opening Night Event at 8:00 pm at Share Wine Lounge]

Monday June 6

[Location: 2520D UCC upper level room]

9:00-9:45:  Welcome, Opening Remarks on BAM and Linked Open Data

Sarah Bond (Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Iowa; Co-PI of BAM) and Paul Dilley (Assistant Professor of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Iowa; Co-PI of BAM), BAM, Terra Biblica, and Linked Open Data

I. GIS, Geography, and Open Data

9:45-10:30: Tom Elliott (Associate Director of Digital Programs, ISAW-NYU, Managing Editor and Founder of the Pleiades Project), What’s the Latest on the Pleiades Gazetteer of Ancient Places?

10:30-10:45  Coffee Break

10:45-11:30: Elton Barker (Reader in Classical Studies, Open University; Community Director of the Pelagios Project), Identification, Definition, Interpretation: The logic of annotation in a digital BAM

II. TEI and Network Analysis

11:30-12:15: Gabriel Bodard (Remote): (Reader in Digital Classics at University of London; SNAP:DRGN), Standards for Networking Ancient Person-data: A decentralized virtual authority for people, groups and other agents in the ancient world

12:30-1:30  Lunch

1:30-2:15: Michael Satlow (Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies, Brown University, Director of IIP),  Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine: Project Overview 

2:15-3:00: Elli Mylonas (Senior Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University; TEI Expert, Technical Director of IIP), Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine: Encoding standards, TEI and Epidoc 

3:00-3:15  Coffee Break

III. Time, Periodization, and Networks

3:15-4:00: Adam Rabinowitz (Associate Professor at UT-Austin, Archaeologist and director of PeriodO): PeriodO 2: Linking, Discovering, and Reconciling Information about the Past

4:00-4:45: Ryan Horne (Post Doctoral Fellow, UNC-CH, Technical Director at BAM), Fuzzy Networks, Fuzzy Geography: Visualizing Complex Networks and Uncertain Data in the Big Ancient Mediterranean 

4:45-5:00  Additional Discussion

Tuesday, June 7

[Location: The Studio, Main Library, University of Iowa]

9:00-9:45: Opening Remarks on Preservation and Archiving

Tom Keegan (Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa) and Matt Butler (Senior Developer, Media Production & Design Work, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa)

IV. Endangered Languages, Fragments, and Preservation

9:45-10:30: Monica Berti (Remote): (Assistant Professor of DH, Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig), The Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS) 

10:30-10:45  Coffee Break

10:45-11:30 Elizabeth Platte (Instructional Technologist at Reed College; Digital Humanities Specialist and Project Manager at Coptic Scriptorium) and Caroline T.  Schroeder (Principal Investigator, Coptic Scriptorium, Professor of Religious and Classical Studies, University of the Pacific), Coptic Scriptorium: Data from the desert

11:30-12:15: David Michelson (General Editor,, Assistant Professor, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University), Bridging the digital gap between libraries, specialists, and the public

12:15-12:30  Additional Discussion

12:30-1:30  Lunch

[Location: 2520D UCC upper level room]

V.Digital Epigraphy, Papyrology, and Numismatics

1:30-2:15: Nico Dogaer (Remote) (KU Leuven, Ancient History; Trismegistos Project), An Introduction to Trismegistos and TM Networks

2:15-3:00: Sara Sprenkle (Associate Professor of Computer Science, Washington and Lee University; Technical Director, Ancient Graffiti Project)Thinking Like a Computer Scientist About Ancient Roman Graffiti

3:00-3:30: Coffee Break

3:30-4:15: Ethan Gruber (Remote) (Director of Data Science at the American Numismatic Society, software creator), and the Future of Linked Open Numismatics

VI. 3D Modeling and Mapping

4:15-5:00: Sebastian Heath (Remote) (Clinical Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies, ISAW-NYU), Narrative Approaches to Counting and Mapping Roman Amphitheaters (Remote).

5:00-6:00: Break before Keynote

6:00 pm: Keynote Lecture at the Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Building

Tom Elliott (Associate Director of Digital Programs, ISAW-NYU; Managing Editor and Founder of the Pleiades Project), Use Cases and Research Questions in the Past-Oriented Spatial Humanities 

Location: Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Building, Pentacrest Museums

7:30 pm: Conference Dinner 

Wednesday, June 8

[Location: Obermann Center Library, University of Iowa]

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks on Open Access and Public Projects

Stephanie Blalock (DH Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa; Associate Editor of the Walt Whitman Archive), Open Access, Public Audience, and the Walt Whitman Archive

VII. Open Access and Developing for Public Audiences

9:15-9:45: Kyle Johnson (Remote) (Developer, Classical Language Toolkit), Introduction to the Classical Language Toolkit

9:45-10:30: Hannah Scates Kettler (DH Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa) and Bob Cargill (Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies), Reconceptualizing Ancient Space : the use of 3d to rebuild, engage and create access

10:30-10:45  Coffee Break

10:45-11:30: Ryan Baumann (Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing, Developer for, Practical Approaches to Gazetteer Alignment 

11:30-12:15: Samuel J. Huskey (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics & Letters, University of Oklahoma; Director, Digital Latin Library), Evaluating Linked Open Data for the Library of Digital Latin Texts

12:30: Final Lunch and Farewell at the Obermann Center