Herodotos Project Conference — 7 November 2020

A conference on the results of and prospects for the project will be held on November 7, 2020.  Here is the tentative program:

Herodotos Project 2020: Ethnohistory and Digital Science — A Virtual Conference

Organized by Christopher Brown, Marie Catherine de Marneffe, Micha Elsner, and Brian Joseph, Co-PIs for the Herodotos Project

Saturday November 7, 2020

Go to the following link for this Zoom webinar:


You will be asked to supply a user name by which you wish to be identified and an email.

(in order for this to work, you may need to download the Zoom app from https://zoom.us/download).

If you have any problems logging in you can contact brown.2583@osu.edu

The webinar passcode is 955887 and the webinar ID is 964 0854 2280.


Program (all times are Eastern Standard Time (EST))

9:30 – 9:45 — Christopher Brown, Marie Catherine de Marneffe, Micha Elsner, and Brian Joseph, Words of Welcome – Outline of Project

9:45 – 10:00 — Brian D. Joseph (OSU), “Whose land?”

10:00 – 10:20 — Stanley Dubinsky and Harvey Starr (University of South Carolina), “The Language Conflict Project: Modern conflicts and their connections to the ancient world”

10:20 – 10:40 — Clayton Marr (OSU), “Means and Ends of Latinization in Gaul”

10:40 – 11:00 — Rex E. Wallace (OSU / University of Massachusetts), “Thoughts on the Etrusco-Italic koine”


11:15 – 11:35 — Mark Janse (Ghent University), “The Cappadocians: A case study in ancient ethnohistory”

11:35 – 11:55 — Anthony Kaldellis (OSU), “The extinction of ethnicities and languages in late antiquity”

11:55 – 12:15 — Jon Frey (Michigan State University), “Roman renovation of the Greek sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia”

12:15 – 12:30 — Morley Stone (OSU Office of Research), “The Herodotos Project and the OSU research scene”

LUNCH (on your own)

1:15– 1:45 — Elton Barker (UK Open University), “Mapping texts, annotating places, linking data”


2:00 – 2:30 — Maximilian Schich (Tallinn University), “Groups and Other Topics of Confusion”

2:30 – 2:50 — Benjamin Allen (OSU B.A.), Cristina Perez Diukina (OSU), and Junyu Ruan (OSU), “Designing a database for the Herodotos Project”


3:10 – 3:30 — Colleen Kron (OSU / Stockholm University), James Wolfe (OSU), and Morgan Amonett (OSU), “Greek and Latin Annotation for the Herodotos Project:  Challenges and Prospectus”

3:30 – 3:50 — Charles Woodrum (OSU B.S.), “Applying the Humanities Entity Recognizer (HER) to stylometry”

3:50 – 4:10 –Christopher G. Brown (OSU), “The Herodotos Project and ethnohistorical research”

4:10 – 5:00 – General discussion