Ancient Proper Names in the Age of AI

27.06.2024 14:30 - 29.06.2024 13:30

The international workshop "Nomina Omina. Detecting and Preserving Ancient Greek and Latin Proper Names in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" will be held at Leipzig University on June 27-29, 2024.

Programme and further information for download (PDF):

Thursday, June 27


  • 14:30-15:00: Monica Berti (Universität Leipzig), Welcome and Introduction

Session 1a - Named Entities and Linked Open Data for the Ancient World

  • 15:00-15:45: Adam Gitner (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Digitalizing the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Index Librorum
  • 15:45-16:15: Coffee Break
  • 16:15-17:00: Andrea Beyer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Daidalos: NER for Literary Studies on Latin and Greek Texts
  • 17:00-17:45: Giuseppe G. A. Celano (Universität Leipzig), Opera Graeca Adnotata: A Multilayer Corpus


Friday, June 28

Session 1b - Named Entities and Linked Open Data for the Ancient World

  • 09:30-10:15: Carina Geldhauser (Munich Centre for Machine Learning), Automatic Annotation of Nomina Sacra
  • 10:15-11:00:  Irine Darchia (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University), Greek and Latin Proper Names in Georgian Epigraphic, Lexicographic and Encyclopaedic Material: Questions and Plans for     Digitization
  • 11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

Session 2 - Onomastics and Prosopography

  • 11:30-12:15: Matilde Garré (Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 8210 ANHIMA), LGPN-Ling for the Preservation of Greek Personal Names in a Digital Environment
  • 12:15-13:00: Yanne Broux (KU Leuven), Of Gods and Men: Theophoric Names in the Intersection of TM People and TM Gods
  • 13:00-15:00: Lunch (Mensa am Park)
  • 15:00-15:45: Sylvain Lebreton (Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès), Digital Divine Onomastics? About the Mapping Ancient Polytheisms Database

Session 3 - Geography

  • 15:45-16:30: Monica Berti (Universität Leipzig) and Pietro Zaccaria (KU Leuven), Digital Paradoxography: Toponyms in Paradoxographical Texts
  • 16:30-17:00: Coffee Break
  • 17:00-17:45: Chiara Palladino (Furman University), So Much More than Names: Modeling Geographical Entities in Ancient Texts
  • 19:30-22:00: Dinner (Auerbachs Keller – Mädler-Passage)


Saturday, June 29

Session 4 - Authors and Works

  • 09:00-09:45: Margherita Fantoli (KU Leuven),The NIKAW Project: Finding and Disambiguating References to People
  • 09:45-10:30: Annette von Stockhausen (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Named Entities in the Patristic Text Archive (PTA)
  • 10:30-11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:45: Andrea Balbo and Elisa Della Calce (Università di Torino), Eastern and Western Names in Latin: the SERICA Corpus
  • 11:45-12:30: Ivan Matijašić (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia), Detecting Proper Names in Greek Fragmentary Historiography: Between Digital Philology and Prosopography
  • 12:30-13:30: Conclusions
Universität Leipzig, Historisches Seminar / Professur für Alte Geschichte
Universität Leipzig