Tufts University will introduce a new course in spring 2023: “Natural Language Processing and the Human Record.” Students at Boston College and Boston University can already cross-register to take this course for credit but, insofar as space allows, it will be open to others in person and to a wider potential audience participating online. This project-based course will not only provide opportunities for students of Greek and Latin, but also for students of other historical languages. It also addresses a major gap between the curricula to which most students of historical languages have access and the realities of doing research in a digital age. Continue reading →
If you are an accomplished performer, you should be able to begin performing Greek poetry and prose, with an understanding of every syllable of what you are reading, by the end of one semester. I base that on the preliminary results that my collaborator Farnoosh Shamsian observed after 30 hours of instructing Persian speaking students Homeric Greek. We desperately need passionate and compelling performances of Greek and other languages to bring these sources to life. We can use podcasts and YouTube videos to reach a global audience. We have compelling sources. We need performances in different voices by people from different backgrounds. Continue reading →
Tufts University will offer two different sections of introductory Ancient Greek in fall 2022, each of which takes a complementary approach. Both sections of the class have been designed to exploit increasingly powerful digital tools for understanding Ancient Greek and other languages — the skills that you learn will also help you exploit, and go far beyond, what you can do with translation, whether those are literary translations by human beings or the product of systems such as Google Translate or DeepL. Both sections build directly on an emerging new version of the Perseus Digital Library. Neither section has any prerequisites. Continue reading →
Are you interested in studying a new language in fall 2019? Whether you want to try something different for your language requirement or you have a year — or even a semester — you have an opportunity to travel thousands of years into the past and to confront the oldest sources in the continuous tradition of European literature.This is not your parents’ language class, and it is not high school Latin. You have an opportunity to participate in the reinvention of an ancient field and the development of a new track within the humanities as a whole. And you also have a chance to begin developing a research agenda of your own, one that can bring together the humanities and emerging fields such as data science. Continue reading →
Beginning in Fall 2017
Applications due: February 15, 2017
General information: http://ase.tufts.edu/classics/graduate/digitalTools.htm
In September 2016, we announced the creation of a new MA at Tufts University (“Considering a post-bac in Classics? Think about the new MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies at Tufts.” This new program builds upon the established programs in Ancient Greek and Latin, as well as Sanskrit and Classical Arabic (which faculty in the Tufts Classics Department also already support), students are not limited to working with only these languages.
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Two years ago I published a blog entitled “So you want to become a professor of Greek and/or Latin? Think hard about a PhD in Digital Humanities.” Here I talk about something that we have done at Tufts to improve the situation, creating an MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies that allows students to address two common challenges: the need to read more Greek and Latin and to familiarize themselves with the digital methods upon which their teaching and research will increasingly depend in the decades to come. Continue reading →
ShareTweet We are pleased to announce the Digital Tools for Premodern Studies program at Tufts University. Applications being accepted now. http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/digital-humanities
ShareTweet Call for Collaboration Gregory Crane Leipzig and Tufts Universities September 1, 2015 This is a preliminary call for comment and for participation. I expect to be teaching an advanced Greek course in Spring 2016, quite possibly on Thucydides. I … Continue reading →
ShareTweet Pelagios, Pleiades, and Perseids workshop took place at week-long hackathon On Monday, March 3, students in Marie-Claire Beaulieu’s Medieval Latin class and Maxim Romanov’s Geography of the Classical Islamic World held a workshop together with the Pelagios team. Leif Isaksen (University … Continue reading →
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ShareTweet Read about Perseids, the Bodin Project, Corpora and Digital Humanities at Tufts in the article, Tufts Reimagines Humanities Using Tools of the Digital Age.