DH Fellow Michael Zellmann-Rohrer Builds Database of Greek and Latin Incantations

Photo: Michael Zellmann-Rohrer exhibits papyrus fragments at the Bancroft Library

DH Fellow Michael Zellmann-Rohrer, PhD candidate in Classics and Medieval Studies, is building a new database of Greek and Latin incantations to support his dissertation. The Digital Corpus of Texts for the Study of Magical Ritual gathers together 2,000 texts, including Greek sources from the fifth century B.C. through modern Greece, as well as Latin sources from Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages. Among the texts are spells for protection, healing, curses, and erotic power.

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A Season of Electronic Literature: No Legacy Exhibit Opens March 11

banner: No Legacy || Literatura electrónica

March marks the beginning of an exciting program in electronic literature, organized by DH Fellow Alex Saum-Pascual, Assistant Professor in Spanish and Portuguese. Electronic literature (or e-lit), as defined by the Electronic Literature Organization, refers to “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer” and encompasses a broad set of forms and practices.

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Music 158: Sound, Gesture, and Computing with the Center for New Music and Audio Technology

Researchers and instructors at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT) are expanding their undergraduate course offerings in computer music, building upon decades of interdisciplinary research, performance, tool development, and teaching. DH Fellow Edmund Campion, Professor of Composition in the Music Department and Co-Director of CNMAT, and other instructors at CNMAT have designed curriculum around computer music and digital sound.

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