Project

Interconnected Texts. A graph-based computational approach to Byzantine paratexts as nodes between textual transmission and cultural and linguistic developments

Duration
01 January 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Medieval history
    • Greek language
    • Philology
  • Natural sciences
    • Natural language processing
    • Database systems and architectures
Keywords
Digital Humanities Byzantine cultural history Greek linguistics graph databases language technology
 
Project description

This project aims to study patterns in a corpus of paratexts from Byzantine manuscripts, to elucidate the interconnectedness of material book production, motivations for textual transmission, and linguistic developments. This will aid, and be aided by, the development of new digital tools, equipped to detect variations and patterns in a fluid, fragmented, and heavily entangled textual corpus.