• Greek Literature, the Digital Humanities, and the Shifting Technologies of Reading

    Author(s):
    Elton Barker (see profile) , Melissa Terras
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome, Digital Humanists
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    classics, digital, digital humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GG8B
    Abstract:
    Contrary perhaps to expectation, Classical studies is at the vanguard of the latest technological developments for using digital tools and computational techniques in research. This article outlines its pioneering adoption of digital tools and methods, and investigates how the digital medium is helping to transform the study of Greek and Latin literature. It discusses the processes and consequences of digitization, explaining how technologies like multispectral imaging are increasing the textual corpus, while examining how annotation, engagement, and reuse are changing the way we think about “the text”. It also considers how the digital turn is reinvigorating textual analysis, by exploring the broader ecosystem, within which the digital text can now be studied, and which provides enriched contexts for understanding that are constantly shifting and expanding. Classical literature in the digital age has the potential to both challenge dominant modes of thinking about antiquity and disrupt traditional ways of doing research
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Pub. DOI:
    https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935390.013.45
    Publisher:
    Oxford
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 weeks ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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