Thursday, 19 June 2008

Digital Classicist Seminars

Tomorrow sees the third in the Digital Classicist/Institute of Classical Studies Work in Progress Seminars. The seminar,(20th June) will be held in Stewart House, room B3 at 16:30 and will be given by Dot Porter (University of Kentucky), The Son of Suda On Line: a next generation collaborative editing tool (abstract).

All are welcome to attend, and after attending myself last week's fascinating talk on digital scanning, I am sure readers will find them very interesting.

The full list of seminars follows (from the Digital Classicist website):

"Summer 2008

Fridays at 16:30 in Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

(June 20th, July 4th-18th seminars in Stewart House, room B3)

(June 27th seminar room 218, Chadwick Bdg, UCL, Gower Street)

6 June
NG16 Elaine Matthews and Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford) The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and classical web services (abstract) (pdf)
13 June
NG16 Brent Seales (University of Kentucky) EDUCE: Non-invasive scanning for classical materials (abstract)
20 June
STB3 Dot Porter (University of Kentucky) The Son of Suda On Line: a next generation collaborative editing tool (abstract)
27 June
UCL Chadwick 218 Bruce Fraser (Cambridge) The value and price of information: reflections on e-publishing in the humanities (abstract)
4 July
STB3 Andrew Bevan (UCL) Computational Approaches to Human and Animal Movement in the Archaeological Record
11 July
STB3 Frances Foster (KCL) A digital presentation of the text of Servius
18 July
STB3 Ryan Bauman (University of Kentucky) Towards the Digital Squeeze: 3-D imaging of inscriptions and curse tablets
25 July
NG16 Charlotte Tupman (KCL) Markup of the epigraphy and archaeology of Roman Libya
1 Aug
NG16 Juan Garcés (British Library) Digitizing the oldest complete Greek Bible: The Codex Sinaiticus Project
8 Aug
NG16 Charlotte Roueché (KCL) From Stone to Byte
15 Aug
NG16 Ioannis Doukas (KCL) Towards a digital publication for the Homeric Catalogue of Ships
22 Aug
NG16 Peter Heslin (Durham) Diogenes: past development and future plans

We are inviting both students and established researchers involved in the application of the digital humanities to the study of the ancient world to come and introduce their work. The focus of this seminar series is the interdisciplinary and collaborative work that results at the interface of expertise in Classics or Archaeology and Computer Science.

The seminars will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact or, or visit the seminar website at"

Monday, 16 June 2008

Summer term opening hours

The last 'late evening' before the Library closes for two weeks in August will be the 26th June. Our opening hours will therefore be 9.30 - 6pm Monday to Friday and 10-4.30pm on Saturdays.

The last Saturday of the Summer term will be the 26th July.

The Library will be closed 16th-31st August.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

New Printer

The Library has purchased and installed a brand new printer - a Hewlett Packard Colour Laserjet. It can print up to 20 pages a minute so no more waiting around for essays to print!