Ancient History Seminar, Spring Term 2015
Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

Convenor: Jonathan Prag

A series of seminars looking at a number of current major projects to apply digital techniques to the study of the ancient world. These seminars will be webcast using the Panopto software. To view the webcast, please click on the individual link provided under the date of each seminar. The link will go live at 17.05 GMT in each case. When viewing the webcast in your browser, you will see both speaker and the speaker's slides together by default, but you can switch either speaker or slides to full screen. The software works best with Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

The webcast links are intended for live viewing only; the presentations will subsequently be edited and released as podcasts, and the links will be changed as these become available. Most are already available from the Oxford University podcast site, and also via iTunesU.

Tuesdays, 5pm
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford


20 January 2015


Dr Elton Barker (Open University)
Mapping Herodotus: countercartography, networks and bottomless maps and

27 January


Dr James Cummings (University of Oxford)
What is the TEI? And Why Should I Care?

Presentation (Prezi) available at:

3 February


Dr Pietro Liuzzo (EAGLE)
The Europeana best practice network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy

10 February


Prof. Mark Depauw (KU Leuven)
Trismegistos: A Tool for the Study of the Ancient World

24 February


Dr Gabriel Bodard (Kings College London)
Bringing People Together: Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies (SNAP:DRGN)

3 March


Dr Monica Berti (University of Leipzig)
The Digital Marmor Parium

10 March 


Prof. Andrew Meadows (University of Oxford)
Sharing the Wealth: Numismatics in a World of Linked Open Data


All talks start at 5pm, and are followed by discussion and drinks.

If you wish to dine with the speaker afterwards, at a local restaurant, please contact the convenor : jonathan.prag @



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