Serge Rosmorduc has been working on digital humanities even before they were called digital humanities. His centers of interest revolve around ancient languages and digital text corpora, especially in regard to Ancient Egyptian. He has taught both computing, as assistant professor in the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and Late Egyptian as lecturer in the École Pratique des Hautes Études (for Egyptologists “Late” means extremely recent, something like 1300 BC). He is the creator of the main hieroglyphic word processor used today, JSesh, and the IT lead of the Ramses project, a comprehensive annotated full-text database of Late Egyptian.
Talk title: Encoding an Ancient Corpus, Issues and Perspectives
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia is Professor of Computer Science at Sorbonne University, senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, chairman of the COMETS (CNRS Ethical Committee), EurAI fellow, member of the LIP6 (Laboratory of Computer Science of the UPMC) where he heads the ACASA team and deputy director of the OBVIL Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) which activities are focused on the literary side of Digital Humanities. His present research activities are focused on symbolic data fusion, Computational Philosophy, Computer Ethics and Digital Humanities.
Talk title: Literary side of Digital Humanities - generalities and application to intertextuality study