Seminar Programme (2015/2016)

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

The seminar is also part of the academic programme of the Freie Universität under the name “Digitale Methoden in den Altertumswissenschaften” (Seminaristische Übung 13926, 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 19.04.2016 in the TOPOI building dahlem.

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

13.10.2015Chris Forstall and Lavinia Galli Milić (University of Geneva)Thematic features for intertextual analysisTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
27.10.2015Gregory Crane (University of Leipzig)Digital Philology, World Literature, and sustainable Global CultureDAIabstract video slides
10.11.2015Jorit Wintjes (University of Würzburg)Diekplous! – understanding ancient naval warfare through simulationsTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
24.11.2015Silke Vanbeselaere (KU Leuven)Love Thy (Theban) Neighbours, or how neighbour networks could help us solve the witness issue in Ptolemaic contractsDAIabstract video slides
8.12.2015Marion Lamé (CNRS, France & University of Pisa), Federico Ponchio (ISTI CNR, Pisa), Ivan Radman (Archeological Museum of Zagreb) and Bruce Robertson (Mount Allison University)Across the Pond: an Experiment in Ancient History Teaching and Digital Epigraphical ResearchTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
5.1.2016Christian Fron (University of Stuttgart)Beyond the visual. The acoustic reconstruction and simulation of ancient senate sessionsDAIabstract video slides
19.1.2016Torsten Roeder (Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg) and Yury Arzhanov (Ruhr University Bochum)Mapping the Words. Experimental Visualizations of Translation Structures between Ancient Greek and Classical ArabicTOPOI Dahlemabstract video slides
2.2.2016Pau de Soto (University of Southampton)Network Analysis to Understand the Roman Commerce. Connectivity and Transport Costs of the Roman NetworksDAIabstract video slides
16.2.2016Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp), Francesco Mambrini (German Archaeological Institute) and Marco Passarotti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)Deep Learning and Computational Authorship Attribution for Ancient Greek Texts. The case of the Attic OratorsTOPOI 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