Week 2 schedule

Seminar sessions are held in House A. AM seminars begin at 9:00 a.m., PM sessions begin at 2:00 p.m., and bonus sessions (“Scripting the HMT”) begin at 5:00.

Mon., July 10

AM session: Machines and scholarship: what is a digital edition? what authority does it have?

Reading assignment:

  • Matthew Jockers, Macronanalysis, chapters 1 and 2 (emailed).
  • Interview with Franco Moretti in the LA Review of Books
  • Helen Dewitt, The Last Samurai (selection emailed)

Team project: Validating text editing

PM session: ὑπὲρ μόρον: Iliad 20 and the poetics of multiformity

Reading assignment in advance of session: (Re)read Iliad 20 in English, Dutch or Greek.

Bonus session: building a search and retrieval engine for citable texts.

Tues., July 11

AM session: Latent patterns in texts


  • Matthew Jockers, Macronanalysis, chapter 8 (emailed).

Team project: Continue editing and validating.

PM session: Scholia reading.

Reading assignment: Each team should identify one question they want to ask about a scholion. We will collectively read the scholion.

Bonus session: overview of the HMT digital archive

Wed., July 12

AM session: Writing with markdown

Assignment in advance of session:

Team project: prepare first draft of presentation

PM session: Formulating and developing research questions about a multitext

Bonus session: workshop sesion. Scripting your research question?

Thurs., July 13

AM session: Individual team consultations on projects + meetings with groups by institution to plan work beyond summer, 2017.

  • 9:00 Team 3
  • 9:20 Team 10
  • 9:40 Team 11
  • 10:00 All Leiden University
  • 10:20 All Holy Cross
  • 10:40 Furman, Trinity, Washington

Team project: Rehearse oral presentation

PM session: Individual team rehearsals of oral presentations.

2:00 Team 3 2:30 Team 10 3:00 Team 11 3:30 Associate faculty

Bonus session: workshop session. Reviewing scripting for oral presentations.

Fri., July 14

(Happy Bastille Day)

AM session: Presentations.

PM session: Past perspectives and future prospects for the HMT project.

Closing dinner.

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