Hall Center For The Humanities


Jeff Rydberg-Cox
English, UMKC

"Social Networks as a Tool for Visualizing Linguistic Data in Greek Tragedy"
Seminars : Digital Humanities Seminar

Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Location: Hall Center Seminar Room

This paper will describe ongoing work to study the use of social network diagrams as a tool to explore the language of Greek tragedy.  In this project, we are constructing social networks for each surviving Greek Tragedy by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.  These diagrams are augmented with linguistic data associated with each character in the plays, thereby allowing users to more easily access and understand complex linguistic data associated with each of these characters.

Jeff Rydberg-Cox is a professor in the English Department, director of the Classical and Ancient Studies program, and affiliated faculty in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  His research focuses on statistical approaches to Ancient Greek and Latin texts.  He is the author of two books including Digital Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Humanities and a student commentary on selected speeches by Lysais.  He regularly teaches courses on classical mythology and representations of the ancient world in film.

Wk Su M T W Th F Sa

Event Categories

Click for Archived Categories