Event on campus Speaker Series

Reinventing an Ancient Wheel: Developing a Digital Resource for Pompeian Graffiti

We’re bringing it home for our final event of Spring Term with a special event from our Ancient Graffiti Project directors. Rebecca Benefiel, Associate Professor of Classics at W&L, and Holly Sypniewski, Associate Professor of Classics at Millsaps College, will present on their work on the Ancient Graffiti Project, a landmark DH project at W&L. Since 2014, the AGP team has been collecting inscriptions and figural graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sara Sprenkle, Associate Professor of Computer Science, has led the development of the search engine and mapping visualizations so the data can be published widely and to other repositories. Over twenty undergraduates have contributed to all aspects of the project – fieldwork, translation, and web development. Join us to learn about this inspiring project!

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Northen Auditorium, Lower Level 1, Leyburn Library
Refreshments provided!

Holly SypniewskiRebecca Benefiel

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