CONFERENCE: Digital Infrastructure for Named Entities Data

Digital Infrastructure for Named Entities Data
Leipzig, Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities, January
11-13, 2017

The Leipzig Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities and Pelagios Commons,
within the Global Philology Project and with the support of the BMBF, are
offering a conference to make the point about existing infrastructures and
needs in the field of Named Entities Data.

We use “Named Entities” in a larger sense than usual, not just in terms of
simple “proper names”, but as real expressions of cultural/cognitive
patterns in the representation of geospatial and social information as they
appear in premodern sources. The discussion will include spatial
descriptions as community knowledge, graphic representations of the world,
prosopographies, social networks, movements of people across time and
space, classification and relations of toponyms and personal names. We will
focus on several language domains, including Ancient Greek and Latin,
Arabic, Chinese, Syriac and Hebrew.

Our aim is to make the point about what has been done in this field and to
discuss common issues and opportunities of developing an infrastructure
that is shared across historical languages.


Venue: Bibliotheca Albertina Conference Hall, Beethovenstrasse 6, 04107

January 11

Research area 1: “Representing Named Entities”

9:30-10:00: Welcome and opening remarks: Chiara Palladino (Universität
Leipzig and Bari)

10:00-10:30: Mark Depauw (University of Leuven), Trismegistos and the
complexities of Named Entities of the Ancient World

10:30-11:00: Sergio Brillante (Università di Bari and Reims), Reading a
Greek Periplous: between lexicon, toponymy and space representation

11:00-11:15: coffee break

11:15-11:45: Ryan Horne (University of North Carolina), People, Places,
and Time: Representing Entities In the Big Ancient Mediterranean Project

11:45-12:15: Yanne Broux (University of Leuven), TM Networks: visualizing
relations in Trismegistos

12:15-12:45: Chet Van Duzer (University of Mississippi), Why do we have
no classical mappaemundi? Some thoughts by way of mosaics

12:45-14:15: Lunch

14:15-14:45: Kurt Franz (Universität Tübingen), Obsessed with Names?
Hodology and Topology, Vision and Factualism in Arabic Geographies

14:45-15:15: Alexandr Podossinov (Russian Academy of Sciences – Institute
of World History), Sprachliche Repräsentation des geographischen Raums in
der Antike

15:15-15:45: Guenther Goerz and Martin Thiering (Universität
Nürnberg-Erlangen), Spatial Cognition in Historical Geographic Texts and
Maps: Methodologies and Theories

15:45-16:00: coffee break

16:00-16:30: Veronica Bucciantini (Università di Firenze), FGrHist V:
Editorial and Conceptual problems of a geographical Project

16:30-17:00: Thomas Carlson (Vanderbilt University), Named Concepts
Between Reality and Imagination:’s Approaches to Historical
Places and Persons

January 12

Research area 2 : “Classifying and linking Named Entities”

9:30-10:00: Opening remarks: Maxim Romanov (Universität Leipzig)

10:00-10:30: Maurizio Lana (Università del Piemonte Orientale), The narrow
and the wide gate: why we must enter both. or: why to blend automatic
parsing and annotation with ontology-based annotation

10:30-11:00: Vincent Razanajao (Université de Liège), Egyptian places and
place names in a digital world: a framework for modelling and analysing an
ancient space

11:00-11:15: coffee break

11:15-11:45: Francesco Mambrini and Wolfgang Schmidle (iDAI Berlin), Persons
and Places in the iDAI.publications

11:45-12:15: Stuart Dunn (King’s College London), Inscriptions engraved on
the soil: Digital approaches to place in Cyprus

12:15-12:45: Lukas Müller (Universität Erlangen), Prosopography and its
Problems in the Digital Edition of the Inscriptions of Metropolis in Ionia

12:45-14:15: Lunch

14:15-14:45: Neven Jovanovic and Alex Simrell (University of Zagreb), Digital
commenting on place names in early modern Latin texts

14:45-15:15: Valeria Vitale (ICS London), Named entities for cross
cultural places: languages, boundaries, identities. The case of CALCS and
the Arabic place-names of classical sites

15:15-15:45: Masoumeh Seydi Gheranghiyeh (Universität Leipzig), TBA

15:45-16:00: coffee break

16:00-16:30: Dagmar Schäfer (Max Planck Institut, Berlin), Local Gazetters
and named entities recognition. Grand corpuses of Classical Chinese

16:30-17:00: Johan Åhlfeldt (Lund University), The Digital Atlas of the
Roman Empire (working title)

January 13

Research area 3: “Towards a cross-disciplinary infrastructure for Named
Entities in historical languages”

9:30-10:00: Keynote: Gregory Crane (Universität Leipzig / Tufts University)

10:00-10:30: Sinai Rusinek (Van Leer University), Kima: Places in a

10:30-11:00: Elton Barker (Open University), Investigating place:
annotation, links, transformation

11:00-11:30: coffee break

11:30-12:00: Hilde De Weerdt (University of Leiden), Named Entity
Recognition for Classical Chinese: Issues and Prospects

12:00-12:30: Brady Kiesling (Laskaridis Foundation), ToposText: Toward an
Ecosystem of Free-Range Big Data in the Classics

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-17:00: Round table and report (with coffee)

Attendance is free and very much welcome.

For further information please visit: http://www.dh.uni-leipz