Ancient Graffiti, Digital Humanities, and Collaborative Undergraduate Research, with Dr. Kyle Helms

Tue February 1st 2022, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Event Sponsor
Humanities Center, Department of Classics

Please join us on Tuesday, February 1st 12pm-1pm for a talk by Dr. Kyle Helms (St. Olaf College): titled “Ancient Graffiti, Digital Humanities, and Collaborative Undergraduate Research.”

Please note that this event will now be held on Zoom

We will provide DoorDash gift cards to the first 20 registrants in lieu of providing lunch. Please register using the link below by 6pm tonight, Monday, January 31st. (Note: if you previously submitted a lunch order, please register for the Zoom meeting; you will receive a gift card. If you have already registered, there is no need to register again.)

Dr. Helms writes: "In this workshop, I explore the 'Future of the Past' by presenting my experiences working on the Epigraphic Database Roma and the Ancient Graffiti Project, a collaborative, multi-institution, and international DH and field project that aims 'to allow scholars and the general public to explore ancient handwritten wall-inscriptions and to understand them in context.' EDR and AGP combine to offer a model of how technology can help make even very recherché information more accessible, while also providing opportunities for classics undergraduates to engage in meaningful research collaborations. With an eye towards current graduate student concerns, I also discuss the advantages and challenges of collaborative DH research from the perspective of an early-career classicist."

This workshop is funded by the Stanford Humanities Center and is part of a series titled “The Future of the Past: Classics + Technology.”

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