Open House | Can the Digital Humanities Make Us Better Humanists? with Rodney Ast

We were excited to welcome Rodney Ast for an Open House entitled “Can the Digital Humanities Make Us Better Humanists?” The event took place on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded.

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Rodney Ast:_Can the Digital Humanities Make Us Better Humanists_A Case Study in Papyrology

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Rodney Ast

Rodney Ast is Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Institute for Papyrology at the University of Heidelberg. His main areas of interest are papyrology and epigraphy; the cultural and social history of Greco-Roman Egypt; Egyptian archeology; Digital Papyrology. He has edited several books and numerous articles concerned with Greek and Latin papyrological and inscriptional texts from Roman Egypt and North Africa. He takes part regularly in excavations at Berenike on Egypt’s Red Sea coast and at Amheida in the Dakhla Oasis.