Digital Classicist sprint on Geospatial tools & projects
The Digital Classicist is holding an “online sprint” on Tuesday 31 May, from 16–18h BST (= 17–19 CEST = 11–13 EDT = 10–12 CDT, etc.), with the aim of adding articles to, or improving existing articles in, the wiki, on geographical or geospatial datasets, projects, tools, methodologies and other related questions. All of you who are working in the geohumanities (whether on ancient or premodern sources) are invited to join. Please also feel free to share this invitation with colleagues or students who might be interested.
The Digital Classicist is hosted by the Department of Digital Humanities of King’s College London and by the Stoa Consortium. The aim of the Wiki page is to provide a hub for scholars and students interested in the application of humanities computing to research in the ancient and Byzantine worlds, and to collect guidelines and suggestions of major technical issues. It is the de facto “go to” reference for cataloguing digital projects and tools of specific relevance to classicists. That being said, many of the projects and tools have crossover appeal for other disciplines. In particular, given the geospatial focus of this sprint, we would encourage as many of you as possible to get involved. If nothing else, it will be a great opportunity to find out what is already happening in the broader community and take a hand in shaping its future direction.
Digital Classicist sprints take place on a monthly basis, though this is the first that is dedicated to a particular theme. The sprint involves all volunteers working synchronously within the given timeframe. Previously, participants have used the #digiclass IRC channel (https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/DigiClass_IRC_Channel) to help coordinate the work – such as identifying what entries need to be worked on, added or edited; organising who is best placed to do what; asking fellow contributors for help, etc.
Even if you cannot make this date, please feel free to post here any questions or suggestions. For all inquiries, including how the IRC channel works, please contact the Digital Classics Tsar, Gabby Bodard (Gabriel.firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to seeing you there/then!
Chiara + Elton