Seminar Programme (2014/2015)

Seminars take place on Tuesdays (starting at 17:00 c.t.) on a fortnightly basis at the TOPOI Building Dahlem or at the DAI (see below).

For Students

This year, for the first time, our seminar is also part of the academic programme of the Freie Universität under the name “Digitale Methoden in den Altertumswissenschaften” (Seminaristische Übung 13929, see the FU’s Vorlesungsverzeichnis).

The seminar is recognised with 5 credit points (ECTS): this requires the attendance of the seminars and a 15 minute poster presentation on one of the topics covered by the seminar series. The poster presentations can be either in Eglish or German and will take place after the end of the seminars on 14.04.2015 in the TOPOI building dahlem.

Please note: unlike stated in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis the course language is English.

14.10.2014Charlotte Roueché (KCL)Digital Classics: Back to the Future?TOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
28.10.2014Markus Schnöpf (BBAW/IDE)Reviewing digital editions: The Codex SinaiticusDAIabstract video slides
11.11.2014Yannick Anné and Toon Van Hal (U of Leuven)Creating a Dynamic Grammar of Ancient GreekTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
25.11.2014Tom Brughmans (U of Konstanz)Roman bazaar or market economy? Explaining tableware distribution processes in the Roman East through computational modellingDAIabstract video slides
09.12.2014Faith Lawrence (KCL), Gabriel Bodard (KCL) and Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford)Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies: Data and Relation in Greco-Roman NamesTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
06.01.2015Rada Varga (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)Towards a population database for the Roman Empire. Why, how, and where to start from?DAIabstract video slides
20.01.2015Frederik Elwert, Simone Gerhards and Sven Sellmer (Ruhr-University Bochum)Gods, graves and graphs - social and semantic network analysis based on Ancient Egyptian and Indian corporaTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
03.02.2015Kathryn Piquette (U of Cologne)The Herculaneum Papyri and Greek Magical Texts: Elucidating ancient writings with Reflectance Transformation ImagingDAIabstract video slides
17.02.2015Raffaella Da Vela (U of Bonn)The Romanization of Northern Etruria as a breakdown of the social network of the minor settlementsTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides


TOPOI Building Dahlem

Freie Universität Berlin, Topoi Building Dahlem, Hittorfstraße 18 D-14195 Berlin (map)

DAI Wiegandhaus

Podbielskiallee 69-71, 14195 Berlin map


The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information contact the organisers or check the website