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New Frontiers in the Digital Analysis and Representation of Texts

02.23.2020 – 02.24.2020

Event Summary

What challenges are common to the presentation and interpretation of foundational texts, and how might digital remediation address those challenges? As they work to produce critical editions of exemplary texts from four distinct disciplines, including English (Shakespeare), Assyriology (Gilgamesh), Biblical Studies (the Hebrew Bible), and South Asian literature (Middle Bengali poetry), members of The CEDAR Project, sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium, hosted this symposium to discuss the practical conditions and hermeneutic opportunities that are raised by transcribing their variegated texts for use and study within the same software platform.


Sunday, February 23

5:30 pm — Opening panel discussion (Ellen MacKay, Miller Prosser, David Schloen, Sandra Schloen, Jeffrey Stackert)

7:00 pm — Dinner at the Neubauer Collegium for project members and invited guests

Monday, February 24

9:00 am — CEDAR Shakespeare stream presentation (Ellen MacKay and Sarah-Gray Lesley)

9:45 am — EarlyPrint presentation (Joe Loewenstein and Anupam Basu)

10:30 am — Coffee break

11:00 am — CEDAR Bible stream presentation (Sarah Yardney)

11:45 am — CEDAR Gilgamesh stream presentation (Colton Siegmund)

12:30 pm — Lunch at the Neubauer for project members and invited guests

2:00 pm — OCHRE presentation (Miller Prosser)

2:45 pm — Interlinear Publisher presentation (Paul Funk)

3:30 pm — Coffee break

4:00 pm — BOS presentation (Tuukka Kauhanen and Hannu Kalavainen)

4:45­ pm — Closing synthetic conversation (Jeffrey Stackert)

5:45 pm — Conclusion