Thesaurus linguae Latinae CD-Version workshop

January 10th, 2007 by Simon Mahony

Something of interest for all Latinists in or near London:

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Digital Classicist would like to invite all those interested to a workshop on the CD-Version of the Thesaurus linguae Latinae.

Dr Bianca Schröder (Munich), will be giving a seminar titled: A Traditional Dictionary in a New Medium (abstract) as part of the Humanities Computing series at CCH on 15th February at 1 pm.

In addition to this Dr Bianca Schröder will be running two workshops to be held in the seminar room at CCH (address below):

13:00 to 16:00 on Wednesday 14th February

and

14:00 to 17:00 on Friday 16th February

Workshop description:

The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is the most comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language; it covers every author and work from the first
items of Latin up to 600 AD. The long-term project, situated at the
‘Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, took up the work in 1894 and the first fascicle was printed in 1900. At the present moment, the
staff at Munich are treating words beginning with the letter ‘p’. The
articles are still published in printed form, but they are now also
available in a CD-Version.

After an introduction into the highly elaborate, principally
dichotomic, structure of the articles and a short exercise in using
the articles, the participants of the workshop will have the
opportunity to work on a lemma by themselves. We will look at material
illustrating the Latin verb ‘computare’ and think about the general
questions of lexicography : about the meaning of a word in different
contexts, about the various syntactic usages, about the change of
meaning and usage throughout the times, and about the presentation of the development of a word in an TLL-article. One important issue will be to compare the printed edition with the digital version and to
discuss the questions and needs that can be served by a digital Latin
dictionary.

If you wish to book a place on one of these workshops please contact:
simon.mahony@kcl.ac.uk
I will send out further details to those registerd nearer the time.

regards
Simon Mahony

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King’s College London
Kay House
7 Arundel St
London WC2R 3DX

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