Sunday, August 9, 2020

Zoom workshop "Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology"

Zoom workshop "Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology" 
26th August 2020 16.00-19.15 and 27th of August 2020 16.00-19.00
(all Helsinki times)
Open for registered participants (registration closes 19th of August
Organizer: Prof. Saana Svärd
Hosted by: Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires
(ANEE), University of Helsinki

The focus of the workshop is particularly on text-based studies.
General themes addressed in the presentations include producing
electronic text data, annotating texts, visualizing textual
information, and using the text data.

The event is open to registered audience members and there will be
time for audience questions. The timetable allows scholars to
participate from the US and Canada as well.

Registration is free of charge and closes on August 19th. Anyone
interested in the event can fill in the e-registration form:

For further details and abstracts (more still coming), see

26th August

15.45-16.00 Signing in to Zoom
16.00-16.10 Saana Svärd: “Opening remarks”
16.10-16.40 Keynote by Niek Veldhuis: “Changing the Business of
Assyriology: Data and Data Analysis”

Session 1: Creating and enriching text data
16.40-17.00 Jamie Novotny: “Recent Work on State Archives of Assyria
online: Making the Invisible Visible”
17.00-17.20 Aleksi Sahala: “BabyFST - A Finite-State Morphological
Analyser for Akkadian”
17.20-17.40 Louise Quillien & Bruno Gombert: “Open access edition of
late Babylonian texts on report and perspectives”

17.40-17.55 BREAK

17.55-18.15 Aino Hätinen: “The Electronic Babylonian Literature
Project: the first two years”
18.15-18.35 Mikko Luukko: "Treebanking Assyrian Royal Inscriptions"
18.35-18.55 Jakob Andersson, Seraina Nett, & Rune Rattenborg: “The Big
Picture: Large-Scale Trends in the Distribution and Composition of the
Cuneiform Corpus”
18.55-19.15 Émilie Page-Perron: "Open science at the CDLI: focus on
collaboration and accessibility".

27th August
Session 2: Prosopographical work
15.45-16.00 Signing in to Zoom
16.00-16.20 Caroline Waerzeggers: “TBA”
16.20-16.40 Heidi Jauhiainen & Tero Alstola: ”Neo-Assyrian Social
Networks: Work in Progress”
16.40-17.00 Heather D. Baker: “PNAo: Towards a Digital Prosopography
of the Neo-Assyrian Empire”
17.00-17.20 Adam Anderson & Laurie Pearce: “mārē BPS: the offspring of
a prosopography project”

17.20-17.40 BREAK

Session 3: Using Text Data, Publishing and Digital Assyriology
17.40-18.00 Saana Svärd: “Meaning in Networks of Words? ‘Fear’ as a case study”
18.00-18.20 Heather D. Baker: “MTAAC: Machine Translation and
Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Languages”
18.20-18.40 Alessandro Di Ludovico and Vanessa Bigot-Juloux: “The
State of Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Researches using Digital
and Computational Approaches”
18.40-19.00 Adam Anderson: “AI and Assyriology: Deep-Learning
Ontologies for Bibliometrics in Near Eastern Studies”

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