Kiepert Atlas Georeferencing Project
The Kiepert Atlas Georeferencing Project takes high-resolution scans of maps from Heinrich Kiepert’s Atlas Antiquus. Otherwise not machine actionable, this data can now be geospatially queried and used for any ancient world mapping.
Ancient Greek Treebank Statistics
In partial fulfillment of her undergraduate thesis, Bella Hwang has worked to harmonize and track the many different types and forms of Ancient Greek grammatical dependency treebanks. These data structures, though invaluable in computational studies of linguistic trends, have never before this project been put into conversation with each other.
COMING SOON: Perseus Digital Library Data Journal
For over 30 years, Perseus has offered scholars of Classical Studies an unrivaled source of ancient literature and reference material. Now, Perseus staff and Tufts affiliates have started an online publication to present novel findings and data visualizations.
Mapping Ancient Literary Texts
Linking annotated ancient texts and gazetteer data, these maps ground questions of textual meaning in the indigenous geography. These maps show readers how an author defines their world and understands the space which these worlds take up.
Alignment of Ancient Greek and a new English Translation of Homer
In partial fulfillment of her undergraduate thesis, Amelia Parrish prepared a uniquely literal translation of Iliad 1 and Odyssey 5 and then aligned this translation with the original Greek. It is available in a convenient reading environment on Beyond Translation.
The Bodin Corpus: A multilingual parallel text case-study
This project investigates the efficacy and limitations of providing linguistic and morphosyntactic annotations to multilingual texts. Using the Six Bookes of the Commonweale as a case study, a new read environment was created to bring together a wealth of automatically generated annotations.
Didakta Modular Grammar
Begun in collaboration with Farnoosh Shamsian, the Didakta Greek Grammar reinvents traditional Ancient Greek reference material towards opening the study of the language to non-English speakers. Taking her mother tongue of Persian as an inspiration, Shamsian has already started teaching Ancient Greek in this unique fashion to Persian speakers at the University of Leipzig.
CLS-0141 Classical Historians
This course, the first of its kind at Tufts, sought to explore historians of the ancient world with computational methods. Most recently, students devoted the semester to examining and completing projects relating to the Tarikh As-Sudan, a chronicle of west African history written in 1655.
Born-digital translations and annotations
Across several projects and theses, students and faculty have collaborated to generate aligned translations in French, English and Persian of a wide variety of Ancient Greek literary texts, from Homer to Antigone. These translations are born-digital, meaning that they are annotation-rich and designed to be incorporated in reading environments like Beyond Translation.
The African American Freedom Trail Project
This project maps African American public history sites, known and unknown, while developing collaborative, community-based public history projects across greater Boston. It was built by the CSRD, the Africana Studies Program, The Africana Center, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, Digital Collections and Archives, The DataLab, The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Diversity Fund at Tufts University, and the Tufts University Alumni Association.
Originally designed by Professor Emeritus David Locke, Agbadza provides an excellent path into the heart of West African musical style, Agbadza consists of singing and drumming. Energized by the ensemble’s exciting music, the message of the drumming fuses with images in the song text, seizing the listener with the passionate spirit of Agbadza. In the vocal music, poems are set to tunes that have a variety of call-and-response arrangements between song leaders and a larger choral group. Song lyrics express themes of life and death, heroism and cowardice, and a warrior ethos for both males and females.
Perseids is a collaborative online environment in which users can edit, translate, and produce commentaries on a variety of ancient source documents, including inscriptions, medieval manuscripts, and texts.
Ancient Greek Perseus Text Visualizer
This tool, taking advantage of Gensim’s Doc2Vec model and the Ancient Greek texts hosted on the Perseus Digital Library, renders individual Ancient Greek texts from the Perseus Digital Library into a form that can easily be compared in a 2 dimensional plot.