Research Showcase: Studying Graeco-Roman Egypt. New Approaches in a New Generation

December 8, 2017
Department of Classical Civilizations, University of Basel
Rosshof, Room 306
Petersgraben 51
4051 Basel


9:00 Welcome and Coffee

9:30-10:00 Andrew Hogan (Yale)
Pharaohs and Finance: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for the Ptolemaic Period

10:00-10:30 Casey L. Kirkpatrick (Western University)
Bioarchaeology at Fag El-Gamous Cemetery: A New Beginning

10:30-11:00 Nico Dogaer (KU Leuven)
“Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave?" Potential and Pitfalls of Network Analytical Approaches to Graeco-Roman Egypt

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:00 Matthias Stern (Basel)
IEMP or What Else? On Local Power Relations in Late Antique Egypt

12:00-12:30 Fabian Wespi (Heidelberg)
Catching Demotic Sign Shapes: The Digital Study of Demotic Palaeography and Orthography

12:30 -14:30 Discussion and Lunch

14:30-15:00 Joseph Sanzo (LMU München)
Beyond Syncretism and Blurred Boundaries: Reimagining “Christian Amulets” from Late Antique Egypt

15:00-15:30 Serena Causo (Basel)
“Path Dependence" and Changes in Third Century Agrarian Economy of the Fayum: Preliminary Work

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:30 Emily Cole (ISAW, New York)
Between Lake and Desert: Recent Research into Settlements of the Graeco-Roman Northeast Fayum

16:30-17:00 Irene Soto (Basel)
Chasing Monies: Digital Tools and Mapping Strategies for Late Antique Egypt

17:00 Final Discussion

Digital Humanities Boot Camp

led by: Professor Caroline Schroeder

Department of Religious Studies, The University of the Pacific

Rosshof Room 306 (3rd floor)
Dept. of Classical Civilizations
University of Basel
Petersgraben 51
4051 Basel


Open to all!

Monday, Dec. 11th, 09-15h –Introductions; Lexical Tools and Digital Editions

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 09-15h –Text Analysis and Natural Language Processing

Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 09-15h –Mapping & GIS

Thursday Dec. 14th, 09-14h –Out of the box online archives & exhibits; introduction to 3D imaging

Friday, Dec. 15th, 09-15h –Designing your Project: linked data, project management, data modeling, collaborations, sustainability & planned obsolescence

Program download [PDF (289 KB)]