Author Archives: eltonteb

About eltonteb

Working class classicist. Interested in the spatial form of texts, developing digital tools for humanists, and Homer.

What we did over the summer…

Judging by the lack of recent activity on our blog, it rather looks like the GAP team spent our summer after #dh11 surfing the waves in California. I’m happy to report that we’ve been up to far more interesting stuff … Continue reading

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A DIALOG between projects: Bridging the GAP to ancient world data

HESTIA has started to use the latest digital technology for the interrogation of geographical concepts mentioned in an ancient historical narrative; GAP builds on this research by pioneering the means to discover ancient places not only in a single text … Continue reading


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GAP work-in-progress report 1 (Oct 10-Jan 11)

GAP has been running for just over three months, so we thought that now was an appropriate time to pause and reflect where we are in our attempt to extend the discovery and querying of ancient places from the HESTIA … Continue reading

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Connected Histories and Data Mining: New Tools for the Digital Humanities

Bob Shoemaker (Professor of Eighteenth-Century British History, University of Sheffield), one of the primary academics behind the Old Bailey on-line archive (, recently came to address the Open University’s Digital Humanities seminar (22 November 2010). Having been set up with … Continue reading

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Talking Digital Infrastructure @ the ESF, Strasbourg

Back at the end of October I attended a two-day workshop put on by the European Science Foundation (yes, Humanities research counts as Science in the European Union). The Workshop addressed the issue of Research Communities and Infrastructures in the … Continue reading

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Taking a GAP year

Google has so far digitized over 12 million books in over 300 languages, much of which was previously available only in prestigious university libraries. The amount of data now available, then, is enormous, which is both very exciting and has … Continue reading

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