News and Events:
Libraries & Classics Dept. co-sponsor
Ancient Studies/New Technologies Conference:
Dec. 6-8, in Alexander Library/SCC
Classical, Medieval, and Byzantine scholars have long relied on academic symposia and printed media to disseminate the
fruits of their research. In the last two decades, the Internet and the World Wide Web have made new forms of
publication possible. Electronic journals have been founded, which provide wide audiences with primary materials,
scholarly studies, and access to other resources. Search engines like Argos have been developed to help navigate the
rapidly multiplying opportunities of this new medium.
In spite of these advances, the Internet is just beginning to fulfill its potential as a scholarly medium. This
conference will address various ways in which the World Wide Web is being, and can be, developed, in the fields of
Classical, Medieval, and Byzantine studies.
(Details subject to change)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
- 8:00-8:30 Registration
- 8:30-8:45 WELCOMES, INTRODUCTIONS.
- Marianne Gaunt, University Librarian, Rutgers University
Corey Brennan, Classics Department, Rutgers University
- 8:45-10:15 SESSION I. HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION.
- "The Virtual World Project" - Ronald A. Simkins (Creighton Univ.)
- "Alexander Online"- Guy MacLean Rogers (Wellesley College)
- "Fayum Villages and the Prosopographia Ptolemaica: Connecting a Database with an On-Line Gazetteer"- Bart Van Beek (K.C. Leuven Univ., Belgium)
- "The Social World of John Chrysostom" - Wendy Mayer, David O'Brien (Australian Catholic Univ.)
- 10:30-12:00 SESSION II. DATABASES: ACCESS TO MUSEUM COLLECTIONS.
- "The Index of Christian Art and The Internet" - Colum Hourihane (Princeton Univ.)
- "Documenting a University Collection Online" - Eunice Dauterman Maguire, Ana Rosner and Jessica D'Amico (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
- "The Reckoning of Time: The Middle Ages on the Metropolitan Museum's Timeline of Art History" - Melanie Holcomb, Teresa Lai (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
- 1:30-4:00 SESSION III. DATABASES: ACCESS TO MATERIAL CULTURE.
- "Semantic Markup of Latin Inscriptions and the U.S. Epigraphy Project"- Ilaria Marchesi (Hofstra Univ.)
- "Epigraphic Database for Demos: Classical Athenian Democracy"- Michael Arnush (Skidmore College)
- "Roman Republican Coins Database" - Samantha Doherty, Jeffery Triggs, Brian Hancock (Rutgers Univ.)
- "Baptisteria Sacra: An Iconographic Index of Baptismal Fonts" - Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Miguel A. Torrens (Univ. of Toronto)
- "Christian Initiation in Asia Minor in Late Antiquity (300-600 CE): Baptismal Architecture and Literature in Dialog" - Richard Rutherford (Univ. of Portland)
- "Modeling the Visitatio Sepulchri: Some Problems of Representation" - Michael L. Norton (James Madison Univ.)
- 4:15-6:15 SESSION IV. DATABASES: ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS.
- "A Critical Review of the Electronic Resources for the Study of Illuminated Medieval Latin Manuscripts"- Constantine Hadavas (Beloit College)
- "Diffusing and Studying Medieval Manuscripts in the Twenty- First Century: The Example of 'The Charrette Project'" - K. Sarah-Jane Murray (Princeton Univ.)
- "Ius Commune Electronicum: collecting, organizing, and presenting Medieval source documents." - Donald Prudlo (Univ. of Virginia)
- "A Project to Build an Online Library of Historical Culinary Texts" - Cindy Renfrow
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
- 8:30-10:30 SESSION V. TECHNICAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS.
- "The Plan 9 Operating System as a Web Server for Full Text Latin" - Brian Hancock (Rutgers Univ.)
- "Authoring Dynamic, Data-Driven Web Sites: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX" - Shawn A. Ross (William Patterson Univ.)
- "Streaming Video for Instruction in Medieval Studies Research" - Virginia Cole (Cornell Univ. Library)
- "Virtual Spaces Using Adobe Atmosphere" - Glenn Gunhouse (Georgia State Univ.)
- 11:00-12:30 SESSION VI. PEDAGOGY.
- "Tela Latina: Teaching Latin on the Web in the 21st Century" - Janice Siegel (Illinois State Univ.)
- "Medieval Latin Palaeography Online: A Teaching Bibliography ("The Electronic Boyle") - Luciana Cuppo Csaki (Lake Peekskill, NY)
- "A Student Journey through the Ancient and Medieval Worlds: A Web-based Undergraduate Instructional Tool" - Kirstin Noreen, Marchita Mauck (Louisiana State Univ.)
- 2:00-3:30 SESSION VII. OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION.
- "The Jerusalem Archaeological Park Web Site" - Yuval Baruch (Israel Antiquities Authority)
- "Byzintel.net: A Dynamic Integration of Scholarship, Culture and News from the Byzantine Region" - Christopher Deliso
- "oldmoney.vassar.edu: A Case Study in Scholarly Communication and Student Participation in the Digital Age"- Bert Lott (Vassar College)
- 4:00-6:30 SESSION VIII. ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION CONSIDERATIONS.
- "Digital Information and Information Literacy" - Jacqueline de Ruitert (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- "Post-Roman Britain and Dynamic Web Design: The Case of the Saxon Shore Electronic Journal" - Jason Godesky (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
- "BethMardutho.org: An Electronic Resource for Syriac Studies" - George A. Kiraz (Syriac Institute)
- "Beyond the Print Index Model" - Margaret Schaus (Haverford College)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
- 9:00-10:00 SESSION IX. TEACHING WORKSHOP.
- "Out of olde bookes cometh al this newe science that men leren. Teaching Medieval Studies with Technology:
E-books, Microsoft Viewer, and Web Pages" - Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby, Bryon Grigsby (Centenary College)
- 10:15-11:30 SESSION X. ROUNDTABLE. UNRESOLVED ISSUES: "WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE"
- Chair: Brian Hancock (Rutgers Univ.)
- Discussants: Laura Blanchard (Univ. of Pennsylvania) (Access for Non- Specialists); Celia Chazelle (The College of New Jersey) (Discussion Lists; A Registration Concept for Articles Published on the Web); Michael "Mr. ASNT" DiMaio (Salve Regina Univ.) (Recapitulation and Synthesis); Deborah Deliyannis (Indiana Univ.) (Publication issues)
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