Call for papers: Digital Approaches and the Ancient World

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Gabriel Bodard

Nov 18, 2015, 4:54:16 AM11/18/15
Dear Prosopographers/Onomastonomists,
Please see below the call for papers for a digital antiquity themed
issue of the BICS. We'd be very interested to see research papers on
some of the many projects I know are represented on this list,
especially those that go beyond just a single dataset or time period,
etc. Please circulate this call among any colleagues or partners you
think might be interested.

*Digital Approaches and the Ancient World*
A themed issue of the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies

Gabriel Bodard (University of London)
Yanne Broux (KU Leuven)
Ségolène Tarte (University of Oxford)

Call for papers:
We invite colleagues all around the world and at all stages of their
careers to submit papers on the topic of “Digital Approaches and the
Ancient World” to a themed issue of the Bulletin of the Institute of
Classical Studies. The topic is to be construed as widely as possible,
to include not only the history, archaeology, language, literature and
thought of the ancient and late antique Mediterranean world, but also
of antiquity more widely, potentially including, for example, South
and East Asian, Sub-Saharan African or Pre-Columbian American history.
Digital approaches may also vary widely, to include methodologies from
the digital humanities and information studies, quantitative methods
from the hard sciences, or other innovative and transdisciplinary

Papers will be fully peer reviewed and selected for inclusion based
not only on their research quality and significance, but especially on
their ability to engage profoundly both with classics/history academic
readers, and scholars from digital or informatic disciplines. We are
keen to see papers that clearly lay out their disciplinary and
interdisciplinary methodological approaches, and present and interpret
the full range of scholarly and practical outcomes of their research.

We encourage the use of and direct reference to open online datasets
in your papers. BICS is not currently an open access publication, but
self-archiving of pre-press papers is permitted, and the editors
believe in the transparency and accountability that comes with basing
scientific work on open data.

To submit an article to this themed issue, please send your full paper
of 4,000–8,000 words in Microsoft Word doc, docx or rtf format, to
<>, along with a 150 word abstract, by January
31, 2016. You do not need to follow BICS style for the initial
submission, but please note that the final version of accepted
articles will need to be formatted to adhere to our style guide

If you have any questions about this issue, please feel free to
contact any of the editors informally.

Dr Gabriel BODARD
Reader in Digital Classics

Institute of Classical Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
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