Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Workshop information

Practical Information, Part III, May 2017

The workshop is approaching and we will meet at the Norwegian Institute (Viale Trenta Aprile, 33) Wednesday morning next week. Although the Institute is close to Villa Maria, take enough time to walk there. Please, be there in good time because we are really going to start at 9.30 sharp. Still some things as a reminder:

Presentations: You are supposed to talk 20 minutes, followed by a discussion of 10 minutes. The two special lectures (Stella and Passarotti) will be of 40 minutes + 20 minutes of discussion. Especially those who will present early on Wednesday are invited to send their slides to me preferably by Tuesday morning, so that I can upload them to the Institute's computer in advance. If you plan to use your own laptop, instead, please make sure that you have with you all the cables and adapters you may need. I cannot confirm that the systems are compatible though. If you have handouts, bring them with you.

Villa Maria: If you arrive late in the evening, please inform Villa Maria about that.

Workshop dinner: The dinner will be at Il cortile ( five minutes away from Villa Maria at 20.00 on Wednesday. Our menu will include starter buffet, saltimbocca alla romana, orata for the two non-meat eaters, and a dessert from the buffet. 

Travel reimbursement: Please, keep all your original travel tickets and their credit card receipts, including boarding passes (sic!). You will need to send them to me immediately after the conference (before June 15), so we can organise the reimbursement collectively before Midsummer.

Practical Information, Part II, April 2017

The workshop is approaching! In the following you will find some practical information.

1) abstracts
If you have not sent the abstract of your presentation yet, please, send it to Timo Korkiakangas by the 3rd of May. I will upload the abstracts on the workshop website as soon as they arrive and plan the programme so that the presentations are grouped thematically as far as possible.

2) travel to Villa Maria
Please, read carefully how to reach Villa Maria from the Fiumicino airport by public transport on Travel and venues.

3) accommodation at Villa Maria
Single rooms have been booked at the Casa per Ferie Villa Maria, Largo Berchet, 4. If you are arriving very late, please, inform Villa Maria about that by email.

4) workshop venues
The workshop will begin on Wednesday 31 May at the Norwegian Institute, Viale Trenta Aprile, 33. The Institute is within a few minutes' walk from Villa Maria (see Travel and venues). After the lunch, we will walk together to the Finnish Institute, Villa Lante, Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10, for the rest of the day. Thursday 1 June will be again at the Norwegian Institute. The workshop dinner will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in a restaurant to be specified soon.

5) dietary restrictions 
If you have any dietary restrictions to consider concerning the lunches and the dinner, please, inform me about them as soon as possible.
6) presentations
There will be a beamer available. You can also use the Internet, but the quality of the connection varies because of Rome. If you need any handouts for your presentation, please, print them at home in advance.

Practical Information, Part I, November 2016

The workshop has now been granted necessary funding although we still wait for some decisions. In any case we have now booked the accommodation in the Finnish Institute's guest rooms (Villa Lante, Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10, 00165 Roma) and at the Villa Maria hotel (Largo Berchet 4, 00152 Roma). The workshop will take place at Villa Lante and at the Norwegian Institute (Viale 30 Aprile 33, 00153 Roma). The two Institutes are located within ten minutes' walk on the Gianicolo hill.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday the 31st of May and on Thursday the 1st of June, 2017. The schedule of the workshop days has been modified in regard to what was said in the invitation letter, so that it is easier for everyone to reach the return flights on the 1st of June. We expect those who travel by plane to arrive in Rome on Tuesday, the 30th of May. The workshop will start at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the 31st of May, and last until around 1 p.m. on Thursday, the 1st of June (see Programme tab). Some of you pointed out that this would be more convenient regarding the flights. We are able to cover two nights, so if you wish to enjoy Rome longer, please be prepared to book your own accommodation for the rest of the time. 


We encourage you to book your travel well in advance to secure economic prices – as for flights, it is not too early to buy them now. Please, book them so that you are in Rome from Tuesday the 30th of May to Thursday the 1st of June and after that notify Timo Korkiakangas (timo.korkiakangas@ of the approximate travel costs. In this way we can keep the budget under control. Most flights arrive at the Fiumicino International Airport where you can take an ordinary train to the Rome Trastevere station. More information about the travel from and to the airport will be sent later.

List of participants

Here you find the list of the participants and their (preliminary) titles. The list will be updated later on the Participants and Paper Titles tab.
  • Francesco Stella: Computing analysis of literary language: stylometry and authorship detection by Lexicon and other software (special lecture)
  • Marco Passarotti: Title to be announced (special lecture)
  • Odd Einar Haugen: The case for philology in digital studies
  • Giuseppe Celano: Converting the Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebank into Universal Dependencies: a linguistic and computational challenge
  • Wim Berkelmans: A syntactic layer for LASLA using statistical constraint dependency grammar
  • Teemu Roos: Machine learning and the evolution of fairy tales and other cultural artefacts
  • Alexandra Simonenko: The semantics of definiteness in Medieval French: Substituting statistical modelling for the speakers' judgements
  • Erik Henriksson: Challenges in the Automatic Detection of Metrical Units in Ancient Greek Poetry
  • Marko Halonen: Digital approaches to medieval calendars
  • Hanne Eckhoff: Syntactic preprocessing of Old Russian chronicles – worth the effort?
  • Federico Aurora: The linguistic annotation of Mycenaean Greek texts
  • Line Engh: Title to be announced
  • Timo Korkiakangas: Spoken Language behind Written Texts: Treebanking Medieval Latin Charters
  • Dag Haug: Title to be announced
  • Tuomas Heikkil√§: Title to be announced

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