Collaborating in Public

This week, a research collaboration I’m in released an initial version of a new online Coptic dictionary.  I blogged about it for the project.  Even though it’s very preliminary, we’re pretty excited. I want to take a minute here on my personal blog to reflect on the process. Working collaboratively is hard, working collaboratively across […] Read More

Updates to Automated Annotation Tools

We’ve updated our tokenizer (which breaks Coptic bound groups into their constituent morphemes) and our normalizer (which normalizes spelling and orthography to faclitate further automatic annotations). Version 2.0.1 of the tokenizer includes more patterns to deal with a broader variety of bound groups.  It also includes a parameter (-l) to accommodate bound groups that are […] Read More

March 2014 Coptic SCRIPTORIUM Release notes

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is pleased to announce a new release of data and an update on our project.  Please visit our site at coptic.pacific.edu (backup at www.carrieschroeder.com/scriptorium). We’ve released several new corpora: -two fragments of Shenoute’s Acephelous Work #22 (aka A22, from Canons Vol. 3) -two letters of Besa (to Aphthonia and to Thieving Nuns) -chapters […] Read More

January 2014 Coptic SCRIPTORIUM release notes

We’ve released some additional TEI XML files for our SCRIPTORIUM corpora at http://coptic.pacific.edu (backup site http://www.carrieschroeder.com/scriptorium). All the TEI files have been lightly annotated with linguistic annotations. The metadata has been updated to provide more information about the repositories and manuscript fragments. There are now TEI downloads for every file in our public ANNIS database. […] Read More

SBL presentation on Digital Technologies to find and study biblical references in Coptic literature

The slides from my 2013 Society of Biblical Literature presentation are now available on Academia.edu and are referenced on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM’s Zotero Group Library page. Searching for Scripture: Digital Tools for Detecting and Studying the Re-use of Biblical Texts in Coptic Literature (Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes) Abstract Some of our most important biblical manuscripts […] Read More

New grant funded for Coptic digital studies

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved Dr. Amir Zeldes’ (Humboldt University) proposal for a young researcher group on Digital Humanities at HU Berlin, starting early next year. The project is called KOMeT (Korpuslinguistische Methoden für eHumanities mit TEI), and aims to apply corpus linguistics methods to ancient texts encoded in […] Read More

Digital Grantwriting in Week 1 of DigiWriMo

Since I’m starting a new, big digital project (Coptic SCRIPtorIuM), I spend a fair amount of time scaring up resources.  The first week of November saw one internal funding proposal at Pacific for seed money (fingers crossed)! As the Director of the Humanities Center, I’m also trying to get together funding to attend the DHSI in […] Read More