The themes and speakers are as follows:
30.09.21: Digital humanities of the ancient world (16:15-18:00 EEST/UTC+3, online)
- Aleksi Sahala: “Computational Assyriology: The past, present and future”
- Marja Vierros: “Writers and authors in Greek documentary papyri – a complicated affair”
28.10.21: Future visions of the ancient world (NB: 18:00-19:45 EEST/UTC+3, online)
- Gina Konstantopoulos: “The Power of Words: Ancient Texts and Future (Re)Interpretations”
- Frauke Uhlenbruch: “Science Fiction and Fan Fiction as tools in the study of ancient texts”
25.11.21: Body modification in the ancient world (16:15-18:00 EET/UTC+2, online and on campus?)
- Julia Giessler: “Babylonian Slave Marks and Other Forms of Body Modification”
- Ria Berg: “Jewellery of the Roman Sub-Elite - Sign, Sound and Senses”
16.12.21: Board games of the ancient world (16:15-18:00 EET/UTC+2, online and on campus?)
- Walter Crist: “The Playable Past: Digital Tools and the Board Games of Antiquity”
- Jacob Schmidt-Madsen: “From Victory to Defeat: A Brief History of Backgammon in Medieval South Asia”
All sessions can be attended virtually via Zoom (https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/67889792118 / Meeting ID: 678 8979 2118).
In case of hybrid events, the on campus location will be announced later.
We hope to see you online (or in person)!