Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Digital Corpus for Greco-Arabic Studies

A Digital Corpus for Greco-Arabic Studies
Between the 8th and 10th centuries AD, hundreds of Greek philosophical and scientific works were translated into Arabic. These translations exerted immense influence on the development of philosophy and science in the Islamic world and, through a later process of translation and transmission, in the Latin West as well. We propose to establish a new foundation for the study of this crucial period of Classical influence on the Islamic world by creating a large-scale corpus of digital texts and new tools to study them. We also aim to enhance scholarly communication by forging new connections between classicists and Arabists from the Middle East and the United States.
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications Program.

Mark Schiefsky, Professor of the Classics, Harvard University and Gregory Crane, Professor of Classics, Tufts University, Principal Investigators.

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